PitchDrive II Cohort

  • Melissa Menke

    Kenya
    Access Afya

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    Founder, Melissa Menke, is very passionate about developing and building social enterprises. She is a #Forbes 400 Philanthropy Fellow and #Cartier Women’s Initiative Award Finalist.

  • Ben Farhat Radhouane

    Tunisia
    Enova Robotics

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    Radhouane Ben has garnered vast experience in the security industry, having worked on sensitive electronic security projects for airports, borders, and homeland security. Radhouane now leads the strategy and development team at Enova Robotics where he drives product research and marketing.

  • Matthew Mayaki

    Nigeria
    RelianceHMO

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    Matthew Mayaki is the founding member of Kangpe Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from #OAU Ife and is passionate about using technology and creativity to solve everyday challenges.

  • Dr. Nabuuma Shamim

    Uganda
    CHIL AI Lab

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    Resilient is one word that describes Dr. Kaliisa. She is a 2019 finalist in the #GSE Award, a #UNDP funded fellow in the 2018 #TEF programme, and an #AWIEF Award finalist.

  • Abid Khirani

    Morroco
    Casky

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    Abid Khirani, founder of www.casky.io, is trying to make motorcycle commuting in #Marrakech safer. Abid has 19 years of experience in building #IT and #IoT solutions and is a recipient of the 2018 #SiliconInnovationAwards in the #IoT category.

  • Caitlin Dolkart

    Kenya
    Flare

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    Caitlin is a charismatic and tireless entrepreneur who is passionate about improving access to healthcare. She previously worked at the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Tanzania and Kenya and was a finalist for the 2019 Cartier Women's Initiative.

  • Jumoke Dada

    Nigeria
    Taeillo

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    Jumoke is a First Class graduate from #UNILAG and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Design. She is a 2017 recipient of the #SLA entrepreneurship grant, a #YALI fellow and has been recognised by #TEF as one of 1000 entrepreneurs shaping Africa’s future.

  • Phillip Ngarambe

    Rwanda
    AC Group

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    A #HBS and University of Toronto alumni, Philip’s interest in the mobility industry come from his father who founded Rwanda’s first airline and cargo companies. He describes himself as a first class communicator with excellent negotiation & presentation skills.

  • Balma Ange

    Rwanda
    LIFI-LED

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    Balma is very keen on revolutionary technologies. He is a Computer Engineer, data mining and renewable energy expert. He is a recipient of the Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Côte d'Ivoire Award, the #TEF award and the ARA Grand Prix, Ivory Coast.

  • Oghenetega Lortim

    Nigeria
    Gricd

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    Tega holds a Bachelor’s in #ICT from Covenant University and has managed technology development projects that process over $1 million in annual revenue across various fields. But his core interests lie particularly where technology meets agriculture and healthcare.

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