The Slush Global Impact Accelerator Local Bootcamp has been Concluded in Nigeria, Three out of the shortlisted twelve will be the next startups looking to find their way to Helsinki, Finland for a place to pitch at SlushGIA‘s Global event on the 4th & 5th of December, 2018.
Each teams pitched amazing ideas but team AfaGreen, team GeroCare and team Arone were winners with outstanding ideas solving real problems and importantly contributes to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Encouraging industries, businesses and consumers to recycle wastes majorly paper is Team AfaGreen that recycles paper into reusable commercial plastic products(Chair, tables and school materials) to sustain an Eco-friendly environment.
Conversely, Arone and GeroCare are revolutionizing healthcare in Africa. Initially, Arone’s idea was to cut down the time its takes to deliver goods to customers shopping online from anywhere around Nigeria to 3 minutes using autonomous drones but later added healthcare to its list of services.
Emmanuel Ezenwere (CEO), during the bootcamp disclosed Arone’s plan to set up Stations at Blood Banks, NGOs, & sites for disaster Relief Organizations to enable near instant deliveries of Medical supplies for emergency support. It already has LifeBank.ng as a Blood partner.
GeroCare is a startup i really find interesting because of its reason of existence. The idea to found GeroCare came to Dr. Ebi Ofrey when his father had two strokes within the space of one year but couldn’t help because he was too focused on his work. It was at this sad moment the idea to help himself and help other people provide care for their elderly ones stroked him.
GeroCare is a subscription-based service for the elderly that entitles them to regular doctor home visits. The service advocates preventive healthcare for the elderly as against waiting till something goes wrong.
Each Team will represent Nigeria to showcase the exciting business opportunities in emerging markets, which are also vital for implementing the Agenda 2030 and solving complex challenges.