Cameroonian Alain Nteff the founder of Gifted Mom is the grand prize winner of the Anzisha Prize, Africa's premier youth entrepreneurship award that had him walk away with a $25,000 cash prize that will support his social business.Nteff Alain (22) founded the Gifted Mom project, an e-content platform for pregnant women in underserved areas, to help them have safe pregnancies and combat the lack of access and knowledge that has led to high mother and infant deaths in Cameroon.
Gifted Mom works with health providers and medical students to create profiles for pregnant women to send automated alerts that help them track antenatal care. Since starting his project, more than 200 medical students have been trained, 1200 pregnant women impacted resulting in a 20% increase in antenatal attendance rate for pregnant women in 15 rural communities.
AMPION has officially launched this year's crowdfunding campaign tagged "Adopt a startup" as part of efforts aimed at making innovative African startups sustainable. Through the campaign, AMPION said it is breaking new grounds to support African entrepreneurs.
"Adopting a startup enables its transition from an innovative idea into a real business, which also contributes to African job creation and entrepreneurial ecosystem improvement. As patrons of the startups, donors will in the future also be mentioned on the website of the respective company," AMPION said in a statement.It said it is exploring a new approach for donations of €99 and above.
"Supporters have the possibility to adopt one of the winning AMPION Venture Bus startups or a single African entrepreneur. Depending on the budget, donators may choose from different lengths of support," AMPION stated.
Jamilla Abass developer *iHub and Susan Eve former students at eMobilis won 1 million shillings on a mobile app they developed in less than 48 hours in the just concluded HumanIPO competition at Strathmore University. The mobile app they created is called mFarm.