Making More Health Organisation, a global initiative that works towards making the world a healthier place for humans and animals, is currently accepting applications from African startups to its 3rd annual Co-creation Accelerator. The programme is intended to encourage entrepreneurs to create and test-run innovative healthcare products and services.
A press statement that was seen by Business Elites Africa explained that the initial stage of the accelerator programme will last for twelve months, during which time selected applicants will be availed access to financial and technical support as they participate in the design and implementation of new business models. This will eventually culminate in a pitching event to select winners.
At the end of the pitching event, winners will emerge after which said winners will proceed to a second phase that will consist of scale-up support. During this second phase, participants will also be given financial and technical support.
“A key highlight of the programme is its co-creation approach that links Boehringer Ingelheim employees and participating social enterprises, so they may continue to collaborate around shared solutions for healthcare access,” the organisers said.
“Upon exiting the accelerator programme, participants join a growing alumni community of like-minded social entrepreneurs with continued access to technical support, best practice sharing and networking,” part of the statement said.
It should be noted that Making More Health was established in 2011 as a partnership between Ashoka (a network of social entrepreneurs) and German pharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim. For almost a decade, the organisation has actively been combining the best of social innovation and healthcare to provide support for underserved communities around the world. It has also been supporting innovative startups with the resources they need to scale and contribute to the important task of making the world a healthier place for all.
Interested startups have until February 7th to apply to Making More Health’s 3rd annual Co-creation Accelerator right here. Successful applicants will start the accelerator programme in April this year.
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