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Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) has selected the top 10 finalists, who will pitch at the competition’s grand finale in November, for a chance to win a share of a $1.5 million prize pool.
The 10 outstanding entrepreneurs, half of whom are female, have been selected from over 22,000 applications across all 54 African nations, following several rounds of rigorous evaluation.
With an average age of 34 years, the top 10 entrepreneurs represent eight African countries: Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, and their businesses span key industries such as agriculture, fashion, education, healthcare, renewable energy, and financial services.
While two teams of entrepreneurs each emerged from Cote D’ Ivoire and Uganda respectively, only one team of entrepreneurs emerged from each of the other African countries, making 10 finalists from eight African countries.
Last year, Nigeria also made it to the top 10 finalists and also won the first position among the selected 10, during the grand finale.
This year, Nigeria has again been selected among the top 10 finalists.
The CEO and Co-Founder, Mdaas Global, Mr. Oluwasoga Oni, an MIT-trained system engineer, was selected from Nigeria this year, with the project theme: MDaaS Global, designed to unlocking diagnostics for Africa’s next billion. MDaaS Global builds …
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