Due Date: July 17, 2019

Are you a start-up working towards the SDGs and are based in Africa? Are you operating at the cutting edge of development to fix real-life issues? Is your start-up development associated to Health care, Life Sciences, Efficiency Products and Merck’s development focus locations? Obtain the Merck Make-It Africa Start-up Program 2019

The Joint Start-up Program, a partnership in between Merck Accelerator with Tech Entrepreneurship Effort “Make-IT in Africa” is your entrance to rapidly check out and verify the capacity for co-creating and operating in the health sector specifically in collaboration with Merck. Apply to get a possibility to deal with a partnership job with existing Merck’s development jobs. The program will last from August 5– November 27, 2019.

Focus Locations

  • Digital Solutions in the Health Care Sector
  • Bio-Sensing and User Interfaces
  • Liquid Biopsy Technologies


This is your entrance to rapidly check out and verify the capacity for co-creating and operating in collaboration with Merck and benefit from the broad network of Make-IT in Africa. In addition, they have a couple of benefits for the very best start-ups:

  • Service Case Advancement:

    • Completely paid bootcamp in Nairobi for leading 20 start-ups (5 per each area) to ideate and establish organisation cases for cooperation with Merck
    • Constant organisation assistance, technical assistance and online mentoring and training
    • Scale-Up Diagnostics and Style for Scale Training
  • Environment Knowing Journey:

    • Spotlight and exhibit at the South Africa Development Top in Cape Town for 4 finalists
    • Spotlight and Demonstration Day at Merck in South Africa for 4 finalists
    • Spotlight and exhibit at MEDICA conference in Dusseldorf for 4 finalists
  • Business Cooperation: A totally paid journey to Merck Development Center at the HQs to pitch for a partnership job with Merck for 4 finalists
  • Link and Neighborhood: 3 meetups in each focus area will be carried out to get in touch with an abundant neighborhood of creators and innovators in your area going through the very same obstacles, as you exchange concepts and construct life time connections.
  • Access to Make-IT Fellowship:

    • Financier meetups
    • Service chances
    • Possible direct exposure steps


  • Open to start-ups signed up in an African nation and operative for a minimum of a year
  • Have a service design with a concentrate on the SDG’s and an option in the fields of Health Care, Life Sciences, Efficiency Products and other search fields such as Biosensing and User Interfaces, and Liquid Biopsy Technologies
  • Start-ups with a minimum of 2 cofounders
  • The group supports gender equality and variety
  • Candidates need to be proficient in English


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