Merck Startup Accelerator is looking for startups with the potential to reshape entire industries and make people’s lives richer. The focus is on startups in the fields of healthcare, life science and performance materials – with a digital perspective. Do you have plans to internationalize your business? Even better ,Merck Accelerator Africa offers a three-month program, where your Startup will benefit from experienced mentors, a robust training program and the backing of a leading Science and Technology company.

This program is run in collaboration with the Merck Startup Accelerator in Darmstadt and there are plenty of opportunities for exchange. The Nairobi based program will be focussed on supporting companies addressing the big healthcare issues in Africa regardless of current location. If your company has what it takes to go international we offer an extended session in our new Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley.


Any entrepreneurs who are working on digital solutions that have an alignment to Healthcare.

Merck Accelerator are paying particular attention to start-ups that have:

Solutions that support care, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment in these areas – oncology, fertility, diabetes.

Wearables, Sensors, Photonics

Healthtech with integrated Fintech innovations

Key Benefits

– Mentoring from Merck senior managers

– $15,000 non equity funding

– Customized coaching sessions and workshops

– Free Housing

– Opportunity to internationalise your business and expand your network to Silicon Valley.


The Deadline application period: July 25, 2016

Notification to winning teams: August 16, 2016

Start of Accelerator Program: September 12, 2016 (13 weeks)

Apply Now for the Merck Accelerator Africa Program 2016


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