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Fresh Direct NG, DeliveryBros and Medsaf Win 2016 She Leads Africa Demo Day

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sla-accelerator-participants-with-the-vc4a-teamA container farming company, a motorbike delivery service and an online medical procurement platform went home as the winners at the 2016 She Leads Africa Demo Day. The Demo Day was the closing ceremony to the 6 month She Leads Africa Accelerator entrepreneurship development program.

Supported by the Work in Progress! Alliance and Guaranty Trust Bank, the SLA Accelerator worked with 10 promising companies looking to grow and scale their businesses. At the Demo Day five of the companies were able to pitch their businesses in front of esteemed business leaders to win cash and prizes.

The judges included  Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Founder and President of the Growing Business Foundation; Ben White, Founder of Venture Capital for Africa; Ololade Fadoju, Head of Guaranty Trust Bank’s SME MarketHub e-commerce platform; and Eloho Omame, CEO of Amari Ltd. Speaking about the event She Leads Africa’s co-founder Afua Osei said “Since July, it has been absolutely amazing to see the growth and development of these entrepreneurs.” The finalists competed for over N3,500,000 in cash prizes.

Fresh Direct ng first place winner Angel Adelaja

1st place winner: Angel Adelaja-Fresh Direct NG

The winning startup was Fresh Direct NG, an agricultural technology company which grows produce within shipping containers. An urban farm within the heart of Abuja, within a 20ft shipping container, Fresh Direct NG can grow the same produce as a football pitch and a half. The judges were impressed by the significant potential of founder Angel Adelaja’s company to disrupt the African agriculture and import industry. Angel Adelaja received a N2,000,000 cash prize presented by Guaranty Trust Bank.

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2nd place winner: Adaora Nweje-Delivery Bros

The second place winner was DeliveryBros, a motorbike delivery service which aggregates individuals and SMEs who need pickups with riders from various delivery companies who are in the area. The DeliveryBros system aims to reduce the stress of moving packages around Lagos, Abuja and Accra and won N1,000,000 to invest in building the technology and mobile app to optimize the process.

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3rd place winner: Vivian Nwakah-Medsaf

In third place was Vivian Nwakah, co-founder of Medsaf.com, an easy-to-use online platform built for medical service providers such as hospitals, pharmacies and clinics, to purchase and manage medication. BathKandy & Co. founder Blondie Okpuzor received a special mention from the judges as the company to most likely build a billion naira business.

Demo Day was supported by Filmhouse Cinema Lekki, media partners BellaNaija, YNaija and Pulse NG, and public relations support from LSF|PR.

Event photos of SLA Demo Day can be found here.

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Tokunbo Sotinwa Bubble Tii Pitching

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Blondie Okpuzor Pitching

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Vivian Nwakah of Medsaf Pitching

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Adaora Nweje Deliverybros Pitching

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Bathkandys Blondie Okpuzor shoutout for being the most likely to build a billion Naira business

Bathkandys Blondie Okpuzor shoutout for being the most likely to build a billion Naira business

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Judges Deliberating with SLA co-founder Afua Osei at 2016 SLA accelerator demo day

Judges Deliberating with SLA co-founder Afua Osei at 2016 SLA accelerator demo day

Kokos Kitchen Team

Kokos Kitchen Team

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Demo Day 2016 Judges Eloho Omame, Ben White, Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Ololade Fadoju

Demo Day 2016 Judges Eloho Omame, Ben White, Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Ololade Fadoju

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2 Comments

  1. tony

    November 23, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Go Angel!!!

  2. tunmi

    November 24, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Congratulations!!!!! Agriculture FTW, that is such an excellent use of containers. It could double as a home too

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