Friday
April 5
2019

African e-health startups secure $1.5m Skoll Foundation grants

By Tom Jackson

Organised by the Skoll Foundation, which supports and invests in social entrepreneurs and innovators solving the world’s most pressing problems, the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship recognise and reward transformative leaders whose organisations disrupt the status quo and drive sustainable large-scale change.

Awardee organisations each receive US$1.5 million in core support investments to scale their work and increase their impact.

Among this year’s winners are Bright Simons and Selorm Branttie of Ugandan startup mPedigree, which fights drug and agricultural seed counterfeiting with a product identification marker that consumers use to determine authenticity immediately with a mobile phone.

Photo courtesy of Keoni Cabral.

Source: Disrupt Africa (link opens in a new window)

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