- The program aims to enhance the iZola Limited support for families with neurodivergent children via an AI-integrated therapeutics platform.
- Additionally, Zuri Health aims to revolutionize patient care with an all-inclusive digital toolkit.
Two Kenyan startups are among the five selected in Africa by Google for Startups Growth Academy: AI for Health 2023 cohort.
The companies, iZola Limited and Zuri Health will be among the 30 others selected globally for the cohort’s three-month program, all set to reshape healthcare with AI-empowered solutions.
The program aims to enhance the iZola Limited support for families with neurodivergent children via an AI-integrated therapeutics platform.
Additionally, Zuri Health aims to revolutionize patient care with an all-inclusive digital toolkit.
“Africa’s innovative spirit in the AI for Health domain is profoundly inspiring. These startups stand as a testament to the continent’s ability to develop global health solutions,” Head of Google for Startup and lead of the program Yuval Passov said.
“We aim to stand alongside them, offering support and partnership as they strive to scale and disseminate their groundbreaking solutions,” he added.
The program will consist of virtual workshops on best practices for AI and leadership development, responsible innovation, and product design and customer acquisition.
Additionally, the program will have one-on-one mentorship sessions and technical project support from Google Research, Google Health, Verily, Fitbit, and Google DeepMind.
Google noted there will be two, in-person summits which also include the programme kickoff in London on September 27 and 28, designed to connect founders to venture capitalists, industry experts, and other founders building with AI in the healthcare and wellbeing space.
After the programme ends, founders are expected to continue receiving expert support through the Google for Startups alumni network.
Other selected African startups in the cohort include Eden Care (Rwanda), mDoc (Nigeria) and Phamarun (Nigeria).
These 30 startups were selected for the program representing 15 countries from across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Among the selected startups outside Africa, Biocam has introduced a capsule that scans the digestive system in real-time to identify potential threats.
Additionally, Mindstep offers an app focused on enhancing brain and mental health while Rayscape provides radiologists with a digital assistant equipped with AI tools for better decision-making.