MTN, in collaboration with the MTN Solution Space at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and Jumia, has announced team MedRX from Ghana as the winner of the inaugural ‘MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia’.
The pan-African competition, which was launched on February 15, 2016, came down to the wire on May 27, 2016 at the MTN Entrepreneurship Festival held at Philippi Village in Cape Town.
The three finalists from Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania faced a panel of experienced business leaders as they battled it out for the $25,000 cash prize to start up their own business.
The panel comprised the co-Chief Executive Officer, Africa Internet Group, Jeremy Hodara; the Director of the University of Cape Town Graduate School Of Business, Prof. Walter Baets; and the MTN Group Chief Digital Officer, Herman Singh.
The three finalists had to pitch their individual digital application or smart solution to combat a challenge faced in Africa and it was Victoria Acheampong, Hayford Brako and Yannick Kabu Bosomprah from team MedRX from Ghana who received top honours.
The judges concurred that MedRX had the best online to offline capability, meaning that one could go online to get services offline.
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