Villgro Kenya is set to fund health-tech innovations in East Africa. The fund will be used to sponsor the production of tech-enabled medical devices on the continent.
Villgro, formerly known as the Rural Innovation Network, is the first social enterprise incubator from India. The Villgro fund was created in 2001 to provide mentorship and funding for early-stage innovation-based social enterprise.
Villgro expanded its enterprise social enterprise foundation to Kenya in 2017 and has since been funding innovation in health tech. Since its debut to Kenya in 2017, Villgro has funded two Ugandan and two Kenyan startups. It is now open to sponsoring new startups.
The Villgro Innovation Foundation currently seeks 5 – 10 new startups that offer innovative, tech-enabled medical devices that can be used to scale affordable health services across Africa. These startups will be brewed to maturity and provided with funds and advisory services.
The selected startups will be offered up to a $20,000 accelerator fund, business development expertise and access to further investment opportunities. Startups interested in applying for the fund can click here!