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.
Intrepid Entrepreneurs (IE) exists to catalyze the power and promise of young people and women to fundamentally advance their societies. IE is delighted to announce applications for our inaugural Next Health Accelerator (NHA). NHA will support innovators offering solutions in the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) sector with an emphasis on self-care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first cohort is offered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with opportunities for physical events in some countries. In the future, the program will be based in Dakar (Senegal) and offered in residence at the future Intrepid Hub.
Application Deadline: 14th of February 2021.