Are you an African health business looking to scale your business to greater heights? Here is a chance for you to apply to the AUDA-NEPAD HGS Accelerator Program before February 7th, 2023.
Home Grown Solutions Accelerator for Pandemic Resilience 2023 program is an Acceleration program focusing on growth and mature-stage African healthcare companies, conceptualized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in a realization of the potential of local private sector solutions to strengthen the continent’s pandemic resilience.
The selected companies will receive highly customized advisory support delivered by a world-class panel of experts.
This Acceleration program is augmented with a supporting network of organizations that includes the likes of the World Food Programme, Africa CDC, GIZ, Rwandan Development Board, CSIR, AAIC, Ecobank Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation, World Health Organization, UNIDO, Afreximbank, and others.
The Accelerator Program will work in collaboration with your team to design and deliver a customized, five-month acceleration roadmap, to support your company’s specific growth needs across three key areas: context-specific advisory, investor readiness, and matching to strategic partners.
African Union Development Agency-NEPAD is co-founded by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and is financially supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
This competition has 3 application criteria you will have to meet to be considered for our third cohort:
The Accelerator Programme will work shoulder-to-shoulder with your team to design and deliver a customized, five-month acceleration roadmap in 2023, to support your company’s specific growth needs across three key areas.
Context-specific advisory – We have a team of world-class consultants to diagnose your business needs and deliver tailor-made business advisory services.
Investment readiness support – We help you be better prepared for fundraising including business model validation, pitch preparation, and linking you to capital needed to scale.
Matching to strategic partners – We will leverage our network and introduce you to leading organizations to grow your business through partnership.
As part of the third cohort, you will receive this unique offering for your business while shaping this acceleration program for fellow African businesses in the future.
After this period and as a future alumnus of the accelerator, you will continue to have access to our unique and growing network of peers, advisors, mentors, and potential partners.
You can apply for the Accelerator using the form below, with a deadline set on the 7th of February 2023.
After the submission deadline, shortlisted companies will be asked to provide references of investors and customers and additional high-level information on their finances during February 2023.
Final decision-making will happen in March 2023, with Acceleration support definition and delivery to occur between April and September 2023.
For English application, apply here.
For French applications, apply here.