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Merck Accelerator Nairobi satellite program for East African startups

Merck Accelerator, in partnership with Mettā Nairobi, is inviting early-stage startups in East Africa to apply for the Nairobi satellite program 2018.

Merck Accelerator carries on its focus on the e-health community built in East Africa with this 2018 acceleration program. It comes with an opportunity for financing and a fully funded trip to Germany.

Early-stage startups in the region focused on healthcare innovations are invited for a chance to collaborate with Merck Group. The collaboration project will be a culmination after getting sh.300,000 ($3,000) – no strings attached.

The build-up will also involve a 3-day mentorship and coaching bootcamp powered by Mettā Nairobi (you should definitely read our interview with Mettā Nairobi’s Head of Operations, Esther Mwikali) . There will also be access to Merck Innovator Academy and the chance to connect with founders and innovators from across East Africa.

If successful, you will pitch for the collaboration project at Merck Innovation Center in Germany, all expenses paid.

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To qualify, you must be a startup with no more than 4 years of existence and with at least 2 co-founders. Focus areas are Healthcare, Life Sciences and Performance Materials. Other fields such as Biosensing and Interfaces, plus Precision Farming are also eligible.

Deadline for applications is 5th May, 2018. Visit the official website to apply!