Let's Provide Healthy Beginnings to Moms and Children in Sub-Saharan Africa

Miller Center, sponsored by GE's healthymagination commitment, congratulates the 14 finalists who have been selected for this unique program

14 Finalists, 6 African Countries, Amazing Impact

After rigorous scrutiny, 14 social enterprises have been selected to be in the first cohort in the healthymagination Mother & Child program. All finalists will attend a three-day, in-person workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, followed by a six-month online accelerator program that includes weekly, in-depth mentoring from Silicon Valley-based executives who themselves have undergone rigorous selection and training as social entrepreneur mentors at Miller Center, as well as GE business leaders.

Meet Our 14 Finalists

Our finalists come from 6 countries across Africa


Program Structure

Kickoff Event
July 18-20, 2016
Hit the ground running at a 3-day workshop in Nairobi. A travel stipend is provided to finalists. Participation is required to complete the program. 

Engage with Silicon Valley Mentors
July 25, 2016

After kickoff you will participate in a 6-month online program. You will be paired with Silicon Valley executives who will mentor you to improve every aspect of your organization through weekly meetings. 

Premier Pitch to Impact Investors
February 20-24, 2017
You will pitch to and network with impact investors at the Premier Pitch event in Nairobi. Finalists are responsible for arranging their travel.


Miller Center's Commitment to Women Rising

Women and girls represent the majority of the world’s poor and have fewer paths out of poverty. Miller Center believes that investing in women and girls is the best way to eliminate poverty for everyone. Miller Center will leverage Silicon Valley mentors to empower sub-Saharan African social enterprises – and by extension their communities – with market-aligned skills training, economic development, and better maternal and child health outcomes. 

GE healthymagination and GE Ventures

GE’s healthymagination commitment is about better health for more people. We continuously develop and invest in innovations that deliver high-quality, more affordable health care to more people around the world. For more information about our healthymagination commitment, visit www.gesustainability.com.


Cohort 8 Key Dates

January 2017: Online Program Ends

February 2017: Investor Showcase (Nairobi)

February 20 - 24, 2017: Social Enterprise Final Presentations

February 27, 2017: Program Closes

Cohort 12 Key Dates

April 19, 2017: Application Opens

May 18, 2017: Application Closes

May 24 - June 8, 2017: Selection Interviews

July 23, 2017: Program Starts

February 15, 2018: Program Closes