KARINA FASSBENDER

Associate Analyst

karina@optimizerfoundation.se

 

 

Passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation in healthcare in East Africa, Karina supports Optimizer Foundation with research and mapping of investment opportunities in East Africa.

 

Before, she led the global pharmaceutical and life science company Merck’s Accelerator Africa (based out of Kenya), supporting early stage digital health companies in the region. In her work, she developed and coordinated the three-month Accelerator curriculum and program as well as community building activities, fostering a local health start-up culture in Kenya, South Africa and Ghana. Additionally, Karina coaches and supports early stage digital health start-ups from all over the world developing and implementing their product on the African continent.

 

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