Ventures in early growth, growth, and Series A stages that provide technology and business solutions for healthtech with the focus on priorities related to COVID-19 challenges in healthtech are invited to apply for the UNDP And Draper University Impact Healthtech Pre-Acceleration Program.

The program, which will run for up to 3 hours per day over 15 days, will include workshops, simulations, business case analyses and mentorship sessions on:

  • Foresight and strategic vision on the thematic focus (healthcare, healthtech, COVID-19 challenges)
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Financing of Growth Ventures
  • Legal Aspects and Requirements
  • Impact Measurement and Management
  • Team Management and Leadership
  • Developing Markets Specifics
  • Promotion: Networking and Pitching

Also Apply: Winter Internship Program 2021 in South Korea – Fully Funded

Program Benefits

The pre-acceleration program will feature renowned mentors and a specially designed curriculum to solidify the ventures’ potential to:

  • Manage growing seed businesses;
  • Expand market base;
  • Integrate in professional networks;
  • Increase investment absorption capacity and investment attractiveness; and
  • Measure, manage and scale up effectiveness and impact of the technology and business model solutions.
  • Pitch to the investors specialised in healtech globally during a demo day
  • Be accepted to the upcoming main Acceleration Program supported by VC funding

Also Apply: Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2021 – Apply Now

Eligibility Criteria

The program is looking for companies that:

  • Are in early growth, growth and Series A stage
  • Provide technology and business solutions for healthtech with the focus on priorities related to COVID-19 challenges in healthtech e.g. preparedness, response and recovery to pandemics
  • Have formed teams, a proven business model, emerging customer base and certain market presence
  • Challenge conventional approaches
  • Are already achieving or potentially could achieve development-oriented impacts, such as making contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Have ambition to replicate, scale and expand their solutions across the borders
  • Have specific and identifiable beneficiaries

Also Apply: African App Launchpad Cup 2021 for African Game and Application Developers – $72,000 Cash Prize for Winners

The Program is particularly looking for ventures with solutions relevant or adaptable for developing country contexts in the areas of:

  • Health data management, disease surveillance and client registration
  • Supply chain management
  • Remote health service delivery and health monitoring
  • Screening and diagnostics
  • Healthtech workforce

Application Deadline:

Deadline: November 22, 2020

Application Process

All interested applicants must submit an online application form.



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