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Nigerian innovator Folake Owodunni wins global Aurora Tech Award 2024

In a remarkable achievement for Nigerian entrepreneurship, Folake Owodunni, the Co-founder and CEO of Emergency Response Africa, has  emerged the 1st place winner of the Aurora Tech Awards 2024.

She clinched the grand prize on World Women’s Day from a highly competitive pool of 918 submissions and 20 top female contenders worldwide.

Folake Owodunni’s ground-breaking start-up, which focuses on enhancing healthcare accessibility across Africa, providing a sustainable and scalable solution to emergency medical services.

Emergency Response Africa  stands out in the African start-up ecosystem for its innovative approach to healthcare. Founded in 2020, the dynamic company specializes in providing prompt and efficient emergency medical services.

Their mission? To ensure that critical care is accessible even in remote areas. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and a network of dedicated healthcare professionals, they are transforming the healthcare landscape in Nigeria and setting a precedent for similar initiatives across the continent.

The Aurora Tech Award supported by inDrive, a US-headquartered global mobility and urban services platform, celebrate women entrepreneurs who are using technology to develop their communities.

The overarching goal? To challenge gender inequality in the IT sector. This year’s Awards recognize the work of founders who are enhancing the quality of life despite the challenges they face.

Folake’s impactful journey

Nigerian innovator Folake Owodunni wins global Aurora Tech Award 2024

Folake Owodunni’s journey is one of resilience, vision, and unwavering commitment. Her start-up, Emergency Response Africa has been a beacon of hope for countless individuals. It exemplifies the power of innovation, determination, and compassion.

By bridging gaps in healthcare accessibility, she is not only saving lives but also inspiring change. The recognition she has received underscores the growing influence of impactful start-ups emerging from Nigeria.

Three cash of : $30,000, $20,000, and $10,000  were awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively. Hannah Topler from Mexico took the 2nd prize, while Botswana’s Sarah Phiri-Molema came 3rd place.

Beyond the monetary rewards, these entrepreneurs will gain access to the driver mentorship program further empowering them to drive positive change.

The Aurora Tech Award 2024 is part of an ongoing global effort to support and uplift women who are shaping the future of technology and making a difference in their communities. Google and Microsoft are also in the forefront of that drive.

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