Three high-potential start ups are honored with AfricTech Awards

Chefaa is an Egyptian eHealth start-upan AI-powered and GPS-enabled platform – counts among the three enterprises honoured as part of VivaTech’s AfricaTech Awards.

In a media release, VivaTech says the awards – the first of its kind this year – are presented as part of its international outreach alongside the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank.

Chefaa won the health tech award after Dr Doaa Aref, who lost her battle with thyroid cancer, founded Chefaa in 2017. It allows users to scan prescriptions and order medicine at their nearest pharmacy. Users also get daily reminders regarding dosage times.

“I live alone, so I passed through many problems. I really didn’t know how to handle medicine. When I started doing market research, I discovered that almost everyone has these issues. We need a solution. That’s how I got the idea for Chefaa,” Aref told EgyptInnovate in a previous interview.

Other AfricaTech winners

Meanwhile, Kenya’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Centre won AfricaTech’s climate tech award. The centre offers e-waste management services, including safe and sustainable operations that protect the environment as well as human health.

Cape Town-based fintech company was awarded the fintech award Click2Sure. It has created a cloud-based, modular, and scalable SaaS for insurance that allows companies to provide omnichannel distribution and reduce administrative costs.

The AfricaTech Awards is a pan-African initiative that recognizes and supports the most innovative start ups across Africa. VivaTech states that the three high-potential awardees encourage positive innovation and have a positive impact on development.

Proparco sponsored the awards and Orange, Deloitte Africa, New Energy Nexus and Cassava Technologies sponsored them.

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