Villgro Africa has asked innovative ideas that address the shortage of access to high-quality, reasonably priced healthcare in Africa to apply for financing and support.
With the opening of Villgro Kenya, an early-stage business incubator and impact investor that provides mentoring, funding, and access to networks to startups in the healthcare and life sciences sector in East Africa, the India-based Villgro Innovations Foundation’s reach into Africa increased in 2017.
It changed its name to Villgro Africa in 2020, expanded throughout the continent, and has now provided over US$1 million in startup capital to dozens of businesses. Startups can apply to be included in the portfolio of Villgro Africa and get funding of at least US$20,000 as well as business development assistance and access to further investment options.
Startups must have hardware or service delivery innovations centered on health or life sciences that directly benefit low-income populations in order to be evaluated. Scalable and sustainable solutions are required.
Here, applications are accepted through September 30.