Healthbotic Limited, a medical delivery service company based in Nigeria, has been shortlisted in the top 3 finalists in the 2022 Africa Digital Innovation Competition by the United States Chamber of Commerce (US-Africa) Business Center.
The annual competition, held in partnership with the US Africa Development Foundation (USADF) and the American Chambers of Commerce across Africa, rewards African innovators, entrepreneurs and start-ups for developing solutions through impactful digital products and services positive of African citizens.
The 3 finalists were announced— Imodoye Abioro, CEO and co-founder of Healthbotics; Ore Alemede, co-founder of GrowAgric; and Frank Nana Addae, co-founder of Shopa—did Scott Eisner, President of the US-Africa Business Center, and Travis Adkins, President, US Africa Development Foundation, during a live interview on Voice of America (VOA) yesterday.
“There is a clear connection between digital and economic growth, and Africa is poised to be home to the world’s next generation of digital consumers and talent,” said Eisner.
“The United States Association is proud to empower African innovators and entrepreneurs whose digital initiatives are making a difference across the continent, such as—in the case of our 3 finalists—increasing access to life-saving medicines and quality health care, helping disadvantaged farmers. -investment costs for high impact results, and connecting informal retailers in disadvantaged communities with suppliers.
“I commend our top 3 finalists, true change makers who are lifting others up as they climb. We also thank our generous competition sponsors and partners: Prosper Africa, Voice of America (VOA), Cybastion, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Trimble, American Tower Corporation (ATC), Vista Bank, Standard Bank, and Kosmos Innovation Center .”
“Africa is where innovation starts,” said Travis Adkins, President and CEO of the US Africa Development Foundation. “USADF’s mission is to create ways to create prosperity across Africa through a community-led development approach and a network of local partners in Africa to support solutions designed in Africa and delivered by Africa.
The top 3 finalists will travel to Washington, DC in December to be honored at an event on the sidelines of the US Africa Business Summit.