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Four Health Tech Startups Selected For Merck Accelerator Africa Startup Program

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Four health tech startups have been selected for the Merck Accelerator, in partnership with Make-IT in Africa and Hybr from a bootcamp held in Nairobi from 5 to 9 August.

The program attracted 19 innovative healthcare founders from Egypt, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Uganda.

The growth-stage healthcare ventures that will now move onto the next phase of the Merck Accelerator program include:

1.) Chekkit Technologies (Nigeria)

Chekkit Technologies is a startup with anti-counterfeit solutions for the food and drug supply-chain by tracking and authenticating every product from producer to consumer.

2.) Akili Labs (South Africa)

Akili Labs is a startup with a modular, connected smart point of care molecular diagnostics systems for field medical practitioners and in research laboratories.

3.) Bluewave Insurance (Kenya)

Bluewave Insurance is a micro-insurance startup that’s increasing the accessibility to health products and services, making insurance more accessible and available for low-income earners.

4.) Epilert (Tunisia)

Epilert is a startup with a wearable bracelet with integrated biosensors for Epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

For these participants, the bootcamp was a great opportunity to design their businesses for scale with impact scale-up partner Hybr and to connect with Merck Accelerator and GIZ Make-IT in Africa’s powerful network of experts and alumni.

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