Merck launches equity-free e-health accelerator in Nairobi

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Global science and technology firm Merck has launched its equity-free e-health accelerator programme in Nairobi, Kenya, aimed at fostering the growth of high potential, early-stage e-health startups.

Disrupt Africa reported last year Merck was to launch Africa’s first healthcare accelerator, with the company extending a concept already successfully introduced in Germany to the continent. Merck is also collaborating on the I Care 4 Africa initiative.

The three-month accelerator programme will support three startups in the field of digital health with working space at the Nairobi Garage, equity-free funding of US$15,000 and links to Merck’s global network of experts for ongoing coaching and mentoring..

Both the Kenyan and German programmes are going to be strongly connected in terms of expertise and knowledge exchange as Merck looks to grow a global accelerator network.

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

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