2019 Sanofi Challenge for African e-health Startups

Deadline: February 15, 2019.

From May 16 to May 18 2019, Viva Technology will bring together 10,000 startups with top worldwide investors, companies & global tech leaders.
The Lab is VivaTech’s DNA. It is a place where collaboration, open innovation and meetings between leading companies and innovative startups take place. During the event startups will have the opportunity to be part of the Sanofi in Africa Lab, if they are selected by the partner.



Challenge 1: How to enhance awareness, diagnosis and disease management of patients suffering from Diabetes?

Challenge 2: How to improve the access to medicines in remote areas from supply chain management to alternative payment solutions?

Challenge 3: How to support decision-makers in getting a better usage of available health data?



1. African startups with at least a proof of concept with positive results in one Africa country.

2. Maturity: including technology, seniority, workforce, turnover, fundraising.

3. Relevance of solution, market potential & business model.

4. Skills & Expertise including team skills and prior experiences.

5. Scientific evidence is requested when applicable




1. Be in the AfricaTech Lab at VivaTech: Free booth & tickets

  • A corner to demonstrate your solution to the attendees in the Lab
  • Develop your network with key stakeholders and investors
  • 4 tickets / 3 days at VivaTech

2. Pitch & Meet during the event: Reward at VivaTech

  • Opportunity to attend a pitch preparation workshop the day before VivaTech
  • Pitch in front of a jury composed of Sanofi top executives and key external stakeholders

3. Scale up: Collaboration reward

  • Engage deep discussion with expert functions and Sanofi in Africa General Managers to assess feasibility of future collaboration in Africa (e.g. potential pilot, potential investment by Sanofi VC…)
  • Coaching / Mentoring & potential acceleration, with involvement of Sanofi Africa Leadership team
  • Opportunity for financial help and an access to Sanofi internal expertise to support your business and your international growth strategy




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