Friday saw me spend the day with the GSB Solution Space team at their Philippi Village site. It was the final of the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge, with finalists from Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania. The competition launched in February 2016 and it involved a total of 26 countries, 61 Universities and 1529 applicants from across Africa continent.
Team MedRX from Ghana emerged as the winner, winning US $25,000. Their application aims to connect patients, doctors and healthcare professionals giving patients access to information on which pharmacies have the medication they need and at what price.
The two-runners up each received US $5 000 towards their projects, which were team Pass.ng from Nigeria with a web, desktop and mobile-based application focusing on examination preparatory and testing and Team Vicoba from Tanzania developed an application that creates a collaborative platform to assist Tanzanians to access informal investment groups.
It was great fun to be part of the day - the quality of the ideas was very high, and getting to work with my favourite people from the Solution Space at the GSB is always a treat! Add to that a day in the very impressive Philippi Village space and this was a day to remember!