- Two Nigerians, 21-year-old Abdulwaheed Alayande and 22-year-old Emmanuel Okon, have emerged on the top 20 list of African entrepreneurs in line for the grand Anzisha Prize
- Alayande is the founder of TREP LABS, an enterprise offering a product called REALDRIP which is an infusion meter that makes blood transfusion and drip treatment simpler and safer
- Okon is the founder of Virtual Med Kit (VMedKit), a health company that focuses on alleviating mental illnesses using virtual reality technology
Two Nigerians, Abdulwaheed Alayande, 21 and Emmanuel Okon, 22 are set to be in Johannesburg, South Africa for a 12-day bootcamp program designed for some of the most brilliant African innovators in the continent.
Okon and Alayande joined 18 other Africans in securing a spot in the top 20 finalists of the 2019 Anzisha Prize for African entrepreneurs. The young boys have used technology and creativity to create products that tackle some of the biggest problems in Nigeria.
For Alayande, he is the brilliant founder of TREP LABS, an enterprise offering a product called REALDRIP which is an infusion meter that makes blood transfusion and drip treatment simpler and safer. While Okon is the founder of Virtual Med Kit (VMedKit), a health company that focuses on alleviating mental illnesses using virtual reality technology.
Their innovation has been recognised as they now stand a chance to win the N9 million Anzisha Prize. Beyond that they are set to join other brilliant minds from across the African continent, who have also built and found products that will help people and make a difference.
The Anzisha Prize, a synergy between is African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation partnership is dedicated to identifying, supporting and celebrating young African entrepreneurs between the ages of 15-22 whose ideas, ventures and businesses evidently harness the power to reshape, redefine and reimagine Africa’s growth trajectory.
Meanwhile, a 26-year-old Nigerian Max Chinnah has made history as he has invented a smokeless stove that he patented with his partner, Attigah.
According to Daily Times, the Nigerian inventor hopes that his piece would help in the saving of lives around the world.
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