South Africa
Female Founders
African female-led
Medical devices

Villgro Africa is looking for solutions demonstrating a strong potential to significantly improve healthcare equity and access in all areas relevant to Africa's healthcare needs. This call is part of our efforts to increase the participation of female founders across the continent. 

This opportunity is open to solutions that demonstrate strong potential for significant improvement in healthcare equity and access in all areas relevant to Africa’s health needs. Any type of technology leading to the creation of solutions towards disease prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment is eligible. Examples of technologies include diagnostics, devices, therapeutics, and vaccines. Health solutions in MedTech and Biotech with strong potential for impact are particularly encouraged. The opportunity is open to MedTech and Biotech from early stage through to growth stage. Solutions with a primary focus on digital technologies or AI as the main basis for value creation, or other health solutions, such as social care-related ventures that have generated compelling and demonstrable traction for health systems strengthening will also be considered.


  • Support networks - Access to a women-led community and peer learning opportunities.
  • Mentorship and guidance - Access to inspiring and appropriate role models in your field.
  • Technical expertise - Customized business and technology support by Villgro Africa and partners.
  • Sponsorship - Curated access to potential external partners and other players in the start-up ecosystem.
  • Funding – A fair opportunity to secure funding to grow your solution.
Human health and social work activities
Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals
Medical Devices
Health Technologies