The first digital
health accelerator in South Africa

The applications for accelerator one are now closed. Accelerator two opens for applications on 15 March  2018.

We will be accepting applications for the best start-up digital health companies with a viable business and social impact model in SA.

The startups will enter the accelerator for a fixed-period of time (10 weeks), as part of a cohort of companies.

Introduction

Successful applicants will participate in a 10 week online programme, as well as face to face engagements with business coaches and industry mentors to develop their business plans. The top graduating students will be eligible to receive funding and industry assistance to launch and expand their business.
Apply

To apply for the beta course all you need to do is register and submit your proposal

Graduate

Complete the course and take your business idea to the next level.

Receive Funding

The top graduating entrepreneurs will be eligible to receive funding for their business.

News

The latest news about technology, business, medicine and everthing in between.

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About

Through corporate-start up partnerships,  social impact ventures and business innovation ecosystems, we help high growth, high social impact businesses to succeed and support established enterprises at risk of being disrupted. 
  We draw on the latest thinking and tools for innovation and can offer digital health education to clients wherever they are on their innovation journey.
We have experience working with
 pharma, private health insurance, government, healthcare SMEs and start-ups. 
Our work spans the following

Strategic business development, new ventures, investor pitches, business planning

Corporate innovation strategy and implementation

Corporate /start-up ecosystem development,  partnerships, community development 

Pharma innovation, change and patient-centric solutions

Patient & health consumer research and insights gathering

We aim to support women who are changing the way people think about digital health and celebrating their achievements in health technology

Frequently asked questions

What does it cost?

The course is free for the pilot phase and we will be running a cross-subsidisation model in the future, whereby it will be free for those who can’t afford the nominal fee.

What will the course teach me?

The course aims to enable participants to start and manage a digital health business, or scale an existing business.

What are the benefits?

Digital health entrepreneurs that complete the course will benefit from having worked through researched and curated content by experienced entrepreneurs and academics that enable an entrepreneur to enhance their business knowledge and acumen from ideation all the way through to business and strategy execution.

How long is the course?

This course will run through a period of 10 weeks consisting of 1 topic per week. Each week will consist of approximately 10 hours of learning time.

Will this course get me funding?

If you successfully complete the programme, build a defendable business plan and shape a viable business model you are better positioned to attract potential investors and funding.

How will funding work?

Equity funding, will be awarded to the most enterprising entrepreneurs by a panel of experts.

Creating transformational change in the health sector with digital technology and innovation.

Partners

To complement our accelerator even further, we offer access to key opinion leaders, captains of industry and strategic decision makers in the digital health space.

These digital health experts provide value-added expert assistance to you, the entrepreneur (business owner), for different aspects of your business.

This may range from:

  • Health market analysis
  • Product design
  • Strategic business needs
  • Accounting support

 

 

 

 

  • Problem-solving
  • Marketing plans
  • Health and safety strategies
  • Turnaround solutions

Judges

MEDICINES RESEARCH COUNCIL

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AGENCY

WESGRO

Support

Financial Advisors
Deloitte

Clients
5 Industry Clients on board

Media Partner
EHealth News

Corporate Mentors
3 Industry Corporate Mentors on Board

VC Partners
Business Partners & Edge Growth

Legal Advisors

Mentors
10 Captains of Industry

UWC
School of Pharmacy

Contact

Phone
0860 7737 2582
Email
info@digitalhealth.capetown
Location
66 – 68 Albert Road, Woodstock, 7925, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa