Merck Accelerator, Nairobi

Award Amount

$15,000 USD


Nairobi, Kenya


3 months


  • $15,000 USD
  • Funding is non-equity
  • Free housing
  • Support from senior mentors, entrepreneurs, and experts in healthcare industry
  • Access to 50,000+ experts to assist you in the startup
  • Demo day for the applicant
  • A chance to expand your network by meeting 50, 000+ experts and applicants
  • Regular coaching, workshops, and meetings
  • One of the three selected startups will join the Silicon valley program for extra exposure to the startup

Who Can Apply

  • Applicants from across the globe with a connection to Digital healthcare solutions
  • Applicants who are related to Healthtech, Big data analytics, wearables, sensors, photonics
  • Applicants who are connected with oncology, diabetes, and / or fertility in any manner like diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, etc.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicant must have innovate ideas in the Healthtech
  • Must have a relation with Healthtech and/or Health industry
  • Team should be ready to work under the supervision of senior mentors and experts
  • Team must have international business quality
  • Fill-in the application form carefully while providing all necessary information to please the selectors to secure a chance to join the startup

Application Process

  • Application must be submitted by July 25, 2016
  • A list of the selected applicants will be disclosed on August 16, 2016
  • Program will start on September 12, 2016


  • One of the three startups will be sent to Silicon valley for extended exposure, so be ready for it
  • Applicant and the team should participate in the program with full involvement
  • Sessions with the mentors must not be missed


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Merck Accelerator, Nairobi