Next Health Accelerator Program 2021 for African Entrepreneurs

About

Next Health Accelerator program offers 6 months of opportunity assessment, product development, acquisition marketing, network access and expert mentoring for selected startups with a focus on regional expansion and product adoption and integration in existing value chains.

The Next Health Accelerator is a revolutionary health innovation accelerator by Intrepid Entrepreneurs for African Entrepreneurs. It endeavors to disrupt healthcare in Africa with an initial focus on sexual and reproductive and particularly on self-care. NHA selects the best innovators, helps them refine their value proposition and products, provides seed funding and connects them with leading corporations or organizations for value chain access.

Seed Funding

Each startup will receive USD 15,000 of seed funding during the acceleration phase to facilitate validation of new or improved products and services towards growing their customer base.

Mentoring

Startups have access to a network of mentors, coaches, experts in their respective fields. Mentors are recruited from an international and national group of entrepreneurs, health experts, investors and organizations’ executives.

Strategic support

Startups will receive support in technology, marketing, and design, as well as entrepreneurship, enabling them to overcome the greatest challenges they face. Our marketers, developers, UI, and UX designers assist in perfecting not only the product but also the branding.

Access to Networks

We have created a strong network of value chain partners willing to adopt and integrate products offered by accelerated startups. Offering this access as non-monetary investment is a key component of our program.

Perks

Many perks are available to accelerated startups. They include free or discounted tools such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Stripe Atlas, Happierco, Notion, and many more that are added on a regular basis.

Who we fund

We are looking to support innovators offering solutions in the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) sector with an emphasis on self-care. The startups will be selected on the basis of the strength of the team, the dedication, and passion of the founders, the potential market size, and the unique value proposition of their product or service.

How to apply

For more information on the application process, please click here

Deadline for application: 14 February 2021