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NIGERIAN HEALTH ENTREPRENEUR REMI OWADOKUN ON FUSING HEALTH, TECH, AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA

remiWith the phenomenal growth of the digital space in Africa over the last few years, more entrepreneurs are leveraging on technology to create companies in unconventional ways. Information is flowing faster, investors are making decisions, and millennial entrepreneurs are boldly birthing companies using available technology platforms and solutions.

The unending potentials in the African continent has created rising stars who are bold enough to build structures that will not only cater to global demands, but also inspire the voices of many others.

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BEST SOCIAL AND MESSAGING SOLUTIONS IN AFRICA

appsThe AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards annually celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa and these are the shortlisted Social and Messaging Award finalists – Maria Ukpere.

Flare – Kenya

Flare is an initiative that is increasing access to emergency transport in Kenya and enabling ambulance owners to inform hospitals ahead of time that a patient is en-route. Introduced as the emergency response infrastructure of the future and next-generation 911, Flare is designed with and for emergency

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AFRICA'S NEXT-GENERATION SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS ARE READY. ARE WE?

obamaThis week, I will join President Obama and leaders from around the world to shine a spotlight on the importance of entrepreneurship to global development at the sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) held in Nairobi, Kenya.

This year’s Summit in Kenya is poised to showcase the vibrancy of innovation across Africa, and call for greater investment in the region. While it is exciting to see the growing interest and investment in entrepreneurship more broadly, there is a specific need to emphasize the possibility and promise around supporting entrepreneurs who have a social mission.

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5 INNOVATIONS MAKING A SOCIAL IMPACT IN AFRICA

WHATWhat3Words

What3Words aspires to Address the world by providing a really simple way to talk about location. They have divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3-word address. It means anyone can accurately find any location and share it more quickly, easily and with less ambiguity than any other system. The service can be used via the free mobile app or online map. It can also be built into any other app, platform or website, with just a few lines of code.

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