The HealthTech Hub Africa, a hybrid pan-African health tech accelerator founded by the Novartis Foundation, invites applicants for the second Africa HealthTech Challenge. The Hub is part of a new investment push that aims to revolutionize the development of health technologies designed by Africans for use in Africa and to help fast-track innovations in public health systems in direct collaboration with government leaders.

For the 2023 Cohort, the Challenge seeks up to 30 growth startups and 10 scaleups from the African continent with innovative business models that facilitate collaboration with local and national governments and aim to support health systems in their digital transformation journeys. The top three HealthTech startups in the growth track will receive $50,000, $30,000, and $20,000 in grants from The Novartis Foundation. Additionally, 2023 cohort startups and alumni are eligible to apply for exclusive funding and support from HealthTech Hub Africa partners. This will include growth and scaleup grants to help validate, improve, accelerate and scale solutions in African public health systems.

The Challenge is open to all HealthTech startups with the following mandatory conditions:

  • Have evidence of a legal entity registered in an African country
  • Clearly demonstrated population health impact through their solution
  • Have teams of two or more full-time employees can apply, and those with a more positive gender balance will be prioritized
  • Focus on one or more of the four thematic areas of the Hub: cardiovascular health, breast cancer, virtual health and care, and optimization of data-driven decision-making
  • Growth startups are not part of another accelerator program in the same year if they are selected

For more information on the Challenge, visit: HeatlthTech Hub Africa

To apply for the Challenge, visit: Application form