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Market Discovery Grant for Digital Health Startups

Startups often find themselves in a catch 22 situation. To gain investor capital, they need to show traction. To gain traction they need capital.  To solve this, entrepreneurs are often told to go down the FFF route, friends, families or fools. Unfortunately, not many Nigerians have access to the FFF round that’s commonplace in other …

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5 Things I’d do Differently if I had to Startup Again

What Would I Do Different If I Had To Build My Startup Again From Scratch? It’s been 4 years, 3 pivots, and thousands of dollars in founder’s capital invested. Somehow, I feel I’ve just graduated from business school. I actually consider it cheaper and more beneficial learning by being street-smart. I don’t think there’s any …

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How Can Nigerian Health Tech Startups Build Sustainable Businesses?

Between the 30th of June and 2nd of July, medical doctors, software developers, graphic designers, business development guys and many others gathered at the Co-creation Hub in Yaba, Lagos for a hackathon called “Health Meets Tech” which was organized by a partnership of Digital Health Nigeria, EpiAfric and Facebook, and covered by the Nigeria Health …

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Health Tech Entrepreneurs Must be Patient – Founder of Meditell, a failed startup

Editor’s note – This is an interview with a founder of a now failed health tech startup meditell, that was funded by a Lagos-based incubator. He gives plenty of insights and lessons to learn that is required reading for every health tech entrepreneur. It’s by far the best interview in our series so far.  Some identifying …

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The emergence of a vibrant health-tech ecosystem in Nigeria

Editors’s Note: This is a recap of the recently held Health Meets Tech Hackathon put together by EpiAfric, Nigeria Halth Watch, CChub and ourselves at Digital Health Nigeria. Sponsored by Facebook.  It is written by Ugonna Ofonagoro, Research Analyst at EpiAFRIC and first appeared on the Nigeria Health Watch website.   The Nigerian healthcare system currently faces …

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We can’t Leave Everything to the Government – Dr Dairo, Founder Medenhanz

Please introduce yourself– My name is Dokun Dairo, and I trained at the Obafemi Awolowo Medical School; then I immigrated to the US where I did a postgraduate study in internal medicine, and since then I have engaged in the practised in internal medicine. To give back to Nigeria based on the knowledge got, I …

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