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TechEmerge Health
East Africa
Innovation Summit

Virtual Event
October 27 - 29, 2020

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Accelerating Healthcare Innovation

Three days of panel discussions, product demonstrations, matchmaking, and networking with cutting-edge health tech companies from across the globe, leaders of East Africa’s vibrant healthcare sector, and experts in health tech and emerging markets.

Get the inside scoop on health innovations and investment trends

Discover the latest health tech for COVID-19 responses, point of care diagnostics, and AI in clinical data, plus keynote speeches and panel discussions with renowned healthcare, tech, and investment visionaires.

Visit 50+ exhibitor booths and meet innovators from 20 countries.

View demos of groundbreaking products that improve patient outcomes, increase efficiency, and lower costs.

Network with health ecosystem leaders in East Africa & beyond.

Use your desktop or mobile phone to engage with experts on entering and scaling innovation in emerging markets, chat with investors and others key stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem.




Tuesday October 27, 2020

 10:30AM EAT (GMT+3)

Summit, Exhibition Hall & Networking Lounge Open

  • The Summit is open
  • For the duration of the event, attendees can visit exhibitor booths at any time, 24 hours per day. If an exhibit booth is not staffed at the time of the visit, attendees can book a meeting that suits their time zone or leave a message. For the duration of the event, people can also attend the Networking Lounge and chat with others in the Lounge.
 10:30AM-3:000PM EAT (GMT+3)

Networking, One-on-One Meetings and Matchmaking Sessions*

  • Networking in the lounge is open for all attendees.
  • First round of prearranged one-on-one meetings with exhibitors and healthcare providers (*closed sessions).
3-4PM EAT (GMT+3)

Global Health Tech Trends

Moderator: Biju Mohandas
Health & Education Investment Lead for Africa

Opening Remarks: Jumoke Jagun-Dokunmu
Regional Director
Eastern Africa, IFC

Abasi Ene-Obong, PhD
CEO, 54gene

Gregory Rockson

Keynote Speaker: Logan Plaster
StartUp Health

4-5PM EAT (GMT+3)

Lightning Demo: Tech solutions to support operations during COVID-19

Moderator: Elena Sterlin
Sr. Manager for Global Health and Education

Kevin Gandhi
Zenysis Technologies

Abhinav Girdhar
Co-Founder and CEO
Bodhi Health

Stella Kivila
Head, Corporate Partnerships & Business Development
Baobab Circle

Saul Kornik
Co-founder & CEO

5-6PM EAT (GMT+3)

Health Tech Investing

Moderator: William Sonneborn
Senior Director
IFC Disruptive Technology & Funds

Michael Jelinske
Associate Director
LeapFrog Investments

Sapna Shah
Novastar Ventures

Jenny Yip
Managing Partner
Adjuvant Capital

Wednesday October 28, 2020

 10:30AM - 8:00PM EAT (GMT+3)

Exhibits, Networking, One-on-One Meetings and Matchmaking*

  • Attendees can visit exhibits and network in the lounge 24 hours per day.
  • Prearranged one-on-one meetings with exhibitors and healthcare providers (*closed sessions).
3-4PM EAT (GMT+3)

Leveraging Technology in Private Healthcare in Africa

Moderator: Biju Mohandas
Health & Education Investment Lead for Africa


Helene Echevin

Ciel Healthcare

Peter Kamunyo Gathege

National Hospital Insurance Fund

Amaan Khalfan

Goodlife Pharmacy

4-5PM EAT (GMT+3)

Lightning Demo: Point of Care Diagnostics

Moderator: Monique Mrazek
Senior Healthtech Industry Specialist


Dr. Charit Bhograj
Founder & CEO


Jose Luis Nuño Ayala


Joachim Delventhal
Chief Responsibility Officer


Mihir Shah
Founder & CEO

UE Life Sciences

Dr. Eisuke Shimizu, MD, PhD
Co-founder & CEO


5-6PM EAT (GMT+3)

Lightning Demo: AI in Healthcare

Moderator: Lana Graf
AI Lead


John Axerio-Cilies
Co-Founder & CEO


Leon A. Boston


Cristian Rocha
CEO & Co-Founder


Nathan Silberman
AI Head

Butterfly Network

Thursday October 29, 2020

 10:30AM - 8:00PM EAT (GMT+3)

Exhibits, Networking, One-on-One Meetings and Matchmaking*

  • Attendees can visit exhibits and network in the lounge 24 hours per day.
  • Prearranged one-on-one meetings with exhibitors and healthcare providers (*closed sessions).
3-4PM EAT (GMT+3)

Lightning Demo: Quality Management Tools

Moderator: Charles Dalton
Health Industry Specialist


Dr. Amar Jain
Head of Clinical Solutions


Mika Pyyhtiä


Dr. Roni Shiloh
MD Founder and CEO


William Sommer


4-5PM EAT (GMT+3)

Leveraging Health Technologies for UHC in East Africa

New health technologies and business models can significantly improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes while enhancing affordability and access to care. However, the successful deployment of new technologies on a wide scale in East Africa face several challenges. This session will explore how governments are/can leverage new health technologies to contribute to the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Panelists will also discuss the role of the public sector in enabling sustainable integration of health technologies into national and sub-national health systems.

Moderator: Patricia Odero
Regional Director for Africa

Innovations in Healthcare

Dr. Bashir Ahmed
Digital health expert IGAD

Intergovernmental Authority on Development in East Africa

Onesmus Kamau
Director of Health Informatics

Ministry of Health, Kenya

Dr Senait Beyene
Senior Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of Health, Ethiopia

President of Ethiopian Medical Women Association (EMeWA)

Event attendees can continue to visit booths and meet with Exhibitors. If an Exhibitor is not online, due to time zone differences, attendees can book meetings, and/or leave messages at their booth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, please use the button at the top of this page to sign up.
Your login details will be emailed to you prior to the event.
After each panel discussion we will make recordings available on the platform that can be viewed at any time. The exhibition hall is open 24 hours a day, and booths contain pre-recorded product demos and other information that can be accessed on demand. If you would like a one-on-one meeting with an exhibitor, but their booth is not staffed at the time of your visit, you can send a message to request a meeting that suits your time zone. The recorded panels sessions and materials at the booth will be accessible for 30 days after the event closes (until Nov.29, 2020), so you can access the videos and review content at exhibitor booths at a time that is convenient for you during this period.
This is an online event and you do not have to travel to take part. All you need is an internet connection, and your desktop, mobile phone, laptop, or tablet to participate.
There are several ways that you can engage with innovators and other summit delegates. You can visit booths in the exhibition hall at any time and use the live chat feature. If the exhibitor is not online when you visit, you can book a meeting for a later time or leave a message. In addition, you can visit the lounge during our networking sessions and chat with healthcare providers, market experts, and tech innovators. The TechEmerge team will also prearrange some online matchmaking sessions between exhibitors and East African healthcare providers. These are closed sessions.
Yes, we will have cart for you! You simply add documents that are available to the online cart in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with colleagues by entering their email addresses.
Please feel free to invite others. You can share the link to this page and they can register at their convenience.
No, you do not need to download or install any software. You only need access to the internet and a desktop, mobile, laptop or tablet device.