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Lafiya Innovators Incubation Program for Startups, 2021

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 TYPE :Training, Entrepreneurship
STATUS : Closed

Applications are currently being received for the Lafiya Innovators Incubation Program. Lafiya Innovators is a startup incubation program to support and accelerate early to mid-stage startups addressing challenges around health and determinants of health throughout emerging economies.

Lafiya Innovators is a startup support program funded by Fondation Botnar and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Global Program Health, developed by Impact Hub Basel, and implemented in collaboration with Impact Hub Accra, Impact Hub Dakar, Impact Hub Medellín and the African Health Innovation Centre, the program supports ambitious entrepreneurs throughout the venture lifecycle, from determining a basic business model to completing the due diligence process necessary for fundraising.

The Lafiya Innovators program is a six-month incubator taking place in one South American and two West African cities. The Starter Track will support three early-stage startups in Dakar, Senegal and the Growth Track will support three mid-stage startups in Accra, Ghana. Specialized health innovation support will be provided directly to startups in both communities.

  • Starter Track : The Starter Track supports three early-stage startups in Dakar, Senegal;
  • Growth Track : The Growth Track supports three mid-stage startups in Accra, Ghana;
  • Medellin Track : For startups focused on public health, wellbeing or that have a direct impact on the determinants of health, who are in consolidation, growth and scaling stages in Medellin, Colombia.

Program Details

  • Event: Lafiya Innovators Incubation Program.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Venue: Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; Medellin, Colombia.
  • Target group: Open to all.

Lafiya Innovators Incubation Program Benefits

Successful candidates will have access to the following benefits.

  1. Six months of direct incubation support from Impact Hubs Basel, Accra, Dakar and Medellín – locally rooted, globally connected
  2. An all-expenses paid one-week immersion trip to Switzerland, incl. ecosystem tours and participation at the Global Health Forum
  3. Six months of direct health innovation advisory and networking support from the African Health Innovation Centre
  4. Modest financial support for startups throughout the six-month incubation period.

Lafiya Innovators Incubation Program Eligibility

Aiming to deliver impact at scale, the program focuses in particular on technological innovations and systemic solutions targeting underserved populations, including adolescents (and children) and women. In addition, the program seeks to strengthen the local health ecosystem and health entrepreneurship capacity by bringing together and engaging a strong community of health stakeholders, both locally and globally. Applicant should meet the below criteria:

  • Open to for-profit and non-profit startups
  • Startups may be focused in any area of health and wellness, including but not limited to clinical care, public health, community-based health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Startups may also focus on core operational areas, such as health-focused logistics, fintech, or edtech solutions.
  • Solutions may be focused on both the public or private sectors and may have a business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C) approach.

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How to Apply for the Lafiya Innovators Incubation Program Camp

Interested applicants in this program should click on the apply button below to access the online application platform and submit their applications.

The deadline to submit your application is . For more detail on the Lafiya Innovators Incubation Program, please visit the official website. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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