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Programs

We are currently running two verticals; Health Innovation Program and Makerspace. Our objective is to provide an inclusive environment for our members to learn, collaborate and build their business.

Health Innovation Program

The Health Innovation program at Impact Hub Accra is focused on creating a vibrant, pan-African health innovation ecosystem through a diverse offering of health-related programming, including hackathons, pitch competitions, and social enterprise acceleration. Led by director Emily Sheldon, the Health Innovation program partners with the government, industry, academia, and health sectors to improve health outcomes in West Africa through the lens of entrepreneurship.

In August 2016, the Health Innovation program hosted Health Hack Accra, the first health innovation hackathon in West Africa. The hackathon, which brought together over 125 participants, provided teams of 3-6 entrepreneurs 48-hours of work space, internet, meals, mentorship, and workshops to prepare their best solutions to major health challenges throughout Ghana. The Health Innovation team is currently incubating four startups from Health Hack Accra in the Merck Entrepreneurial Development Space (MEDspace), located at Impact Hub Accra.

Key partners for the Health Innovation program include Merck, Hack for Big Choices, the Yale School of Management, the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt University, Facebook, and more.

The Makerspace

“Unlocking the Potential of Maker Culture in Ghana”

A makerspace is a 21st-century digitally-connected community workshop and lab open to entrepreneurs and anyone interested in learning, designing and making together in a collaborative environment.

They complement Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) fields to drive innovation and support entrepreneurship through new product development.