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Nigeria innovation in line for inaugural African award

20 April 2016, 21:32

Lagos – Finalists have been announced for the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge, a competition that aims to as build a stronger and more sustainable business environment on the continent.

This follows a selection process, involving more than 700 applicants from 26 countries across Africa.

The three finalists are Pass.ng (Nigeria), MedRX (Ghana) and Vicoba (Tanzania).

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Pass.ng is a web, desktop and mobile-based CBT examination preparatory and testing platform, with a vision to help candidates excel in all the major Nigerian examinations and tests.

MedRx app is an interactive health platform for all users who have health needs.

The app connects users to health personnel from various fields of practice including hospital, pharmacy, laboratory and academia.

Vicoba are an important instrument of development work, allowing people who do not have access to conventional bank accounts, to access informal investment groups.

MTN Solution Space Manager, Sarah-Anne Arnold, said universities are resource-rich, highly networked and create opportunities for students to find like-minded co-founders and explore and develop new opportunities together, and are therefore the ideal environments to encourage

“This was shown by the amazing talent that emerged during the incredible week of Live Pitches which took place across campuses in 11 countries, in collaboration with partner universities and sponsors. Congratulations and best of luck to the finalists.”

- CAJ News


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