Teledoctor was one of the 3 Zambian startups that won the BongoHive hosted Slush Global Impact Accelerator competition, alongside Musanga Logistics and NewTech.
The criterion for the local competition required that the startups have a vision to solve pressing challenges globally (A business concept that will have a measurable positive impact on people, society, or planet, potential to scale, skills and drive to succeed, be a business idea that has gained some traction, but can still be in an early phase and have at least a working prototype with an IT focus. 3 finalists were chosen to go to the global Slush event in Helsinki, Finland and pitch and compete against other startups from all over the world.
What does Teledoctor do?
‘We are a passionate team of doctors, technologists and system builders serving the health needs of our communities and country through innovative technology driven solutions, bringing healthcare services closer to people, to make access to quality healthcare services cheaper, faster and more convenient throughout Africa.” – www.teledoctor.co.zm
Here’s a short clip of the pitch Teledoctor made at Slush 2016 that made them win 1st place:
Every Zambian should be happy and sending congratulatory messages on the Teledoctor Facebook page right now. For Teledoctor, the win means – according to the picture below – they have won the Bayer Social Innovation Grant and will travel to Bayer Germany with a maximum of 3 team members to for a one week coaching session to help grow their startup even more.
They will also get a chance to network and get more ideas for Teledoctor from Bayer executives and other relevant organisations.
Congratulations to all the 3 startups that represented Zambia and I hope to see more of them at next year’s Slush and other events.