Innov8 Talks - Driving innovation in healthcare

We are excited to launch Innov8 Africa Health 2023! See how the next generation of healthcare pioneers are disrupting the healthcare industry with their ground-breaking ideas and solutions.

17 - 19 October 2023

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg

The Pitch Competition

We are thrilled to launch the first ever Innov8 start-up competition at Africa Health 2023, an international start-up competition that will see 20 start-ups pitch their ground-breaking ideas and battle on stage. Judges will include industry leaders, investors, government officials, and entrepreneurs to determine the winner.

Join us at Africa health 2023 happening in person from October 17 - 19

Application deadline – 1st October 2023

**Start-ups who have been shortlisted for this competition are responsible for bearing their own expenses related to travel and accommodation

The breakdown and concept

The format

    2 Rounds, with 10 start-ups in each:

    • October 17  –Round 1: 10 Start-ups
    • October 18 – Round 2: 10 Start-ups
    • October 19 – Final Pitch-Off – (Top 6 Finalists)

    3 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes of Q&A with the judges

    Top 6 finalists will compete in the finale on Oct 19 

    1 winner will be announced

Area of interest include

  • Clinical intelligence and enablement
  • Screening and diagnostics
  • Virtual care delivery 
  • Disease management 
  • Drug discovery 
  • Good health and well-being
  • Medical Device
  • Optimizing healthcare costs
  • Automation 
  • Primary and urgent care

Prizes include

Mentorship Programme

3 month mentorship programme with Enterprise Development - Standard Bank

Exclusive interview

An exclusive interview with the
Omnia Health Insight

Your exhibition stand

A complimentary exhibition stand at the 2024 Africa Health Exhibition.

VU Venture Partners

Opportunity for the winner and runner-ups to pitch at VU Venture Partners –a leading Silicon Valley Venture Capital –