India’s Villgro Launches Healthcare Incubator in Kenya

Monday, February 6, 2017

The India-based Villgro Innovations Foundation has launched an incubator for early-stage businesses in the healthcare and life sciences sector in Nairobi, Kenya.

In India, Villgro works with early-stage for-profit social enterprises that have an impact on the lives of the poor, incubating companies in sectors such as education, health, energy and agriculture.

Villgro Kenya is a health-focused incubator set up in partnership with the Lemelson Foundation. It will offer mentoring, funding and access to networks to companies with products that can disrupt the status quo in the healthcare space and can scale to other regions.

“After initial research, we saw the need in the health sector and in the incubation of health startups, with the potential to have the maximum impact,” Aditi Seshadri, head of communications at Villgro Innovations Foundation, told Disrupt Africa.

Source: Disrupt Africa (link opens in a new window)

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