#Africa African startups invited to apply for Singapore e-health accelerator


African startups have been invited to apply for the AIA and Konica Minolta Digital Health Accelerator in Singapore, with eight startups to be selected to develop their businesses through mentorship and expert guidance.

The Digital Health Accelerator is powered by Hong Kong-based VC firm Nest, which launched in Kenya earlier this year with plans to roll out accelerator programmes and invest in startups across Africa.

African startups were also invited to apply to join the company’s smart cities accelerator in Hong Kong, while two African companies – Kenya’s SuperFluid Labs and South Africa’s Creditable – took part in another Hong Kong programme, held in conjunction with DBS Bank.

The Singapore-based e-health accelerator with AIA and Konica Minolta is a 12-week programme run by a specialist team, with applications until January 31 next year.

Successful applicants will receive mentorship from specialists in digital health, market entry, government access and entrepreneurship provided by AIA, KM and Nest, as well as other partners.

Additional support and guidance will be available from leading industry experts, while startups will also be offered access to a co-working space provided by EdgeLab. Startups will have the opportunity to plug into the AIA and Konica Minolta ecosystems, while the programme will end with a demo day where they can showcase their business to potential investors.

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