Funds $15K per founder
Funds 6 startups per year
Markets Hardware Health/Medical Diabetes Diagnostics eHealth +14
Merck Accelerator Africa offers a three-month program, where your Start-up will benefit from experienced mentors, a robust training program and the backing of a leading Science and Technology company.  The program is run in collaboration with the Merck Accelerator in Darmstadt and there are plenty of opportunities for exchange. The Nairobi based program will be focussed on supporting companies addressing the big healthcare issues in Africa regardless of current location. If your company has what it takes to go international we offer an extended session in our new Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley.

What are we looking for? Any entrepreneurs who are working on digital solutions that have an alignment to Healthcare. We are paying particular attention to start-ups that have:
- Solutions that support care, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment in these areas - oncology, fertility, diabetes
- Wearables, Sensors, Photonics
- Healthtech with integrated Fintech innovations
- Big data analyt...
Merck Accelerator Africa offers a three-month program, where your Start-up will benefit from experienced mentors, a robust training program and the backing of a leading Science and Technology company.  The program is run in collaboration with the Merck Accelerator in Darmstadt and there are plenty of opportunities for exchange. The Nairobi based program will be focussed on supporting companies addressing the big healthcare issues in Africa regardless of current location. If your company has what it takes to go international we offer an extended session in our new Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley.

What are we looking for? Any entrepreneurs who are working on digital solutions that have an alignment to Healthcare. We are paying particular attention to start-ups that have:
- Solutions that support care, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment in these areas - oncology, fertility, diabetes
- Wearables, Sensors, Photonics
- Healthtech with integrated Fintech innovations
- Big data analytics

Key Benefits:

- Mentoring from Merck senior managers
- $15,000 non equity funding
- Customized coaching sessions and workshops
- Free Housing
- Opportunity to internationalise your business and expand your network to Silicon Valley
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Daniel Turikumwe CEO at Habona Ltd

I am very happy for this competition that gave Africans to be able to do something especially on cancer that is killing a number of Africans while governments and policy makers are very silent. I am one of the contestant and hope I will make it with my cancer education and clinic app. Even though I do not make it, I believe all who will make it will make a great impact on the lives of our people in Africa.
Big applause to the Founders of this initiative.