Month: October 2016

chocolatey angels

Chocolate Angels Required — How to help Nigerian digital health startups

I was delighted to read recently that Safermom, a Nigerian health tech startup, was one of the winners of the inaugural internet.org innovation challenge. This win saw them receive a $50,000 grant. A tidy sum that’s anywhere from 17–20 million Naira, depending on what day you look at the exchange rate. These funds will undoubtedly …

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Incubators, Accelerators and Communities With Digital Health Footprint

Tech business incubators and accelerators are becoming a more common sight across Nigeria and Africa. While the jury is still out on their effectiveness and sustainability, it’s difficult to dispute some of the utility they provide for access to services otherwise inaccessible to the average Nigerian entrepreneur. One particular drawback however of the average incubator/ …

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