Bonus: Town Hall meeting with Peter Salovey, President of Yale University

January 18, 2021 01:52:33
Bonus: Town Hall meeting with Peter Salovey, President of Yale University
Built in Africa
Bonus: Town Hall meeting with Peter Salovey, President of Yale University
/

Hosted By

Emmanuel Paul

Show Notes


This episode is extracted from a Techpoint town hall meeting with Peter Salovey, president of Yale University, enjoy.

Build the money of the future at https://currency.techpoint.africa/


Other Episodes

Episode

May 03, 2021 00:11:21
Episode Cover

CribMD: Nigerian-founded telemedicine health tech startup

This episode is brought to you by Whogohost WordPress Hosting. Visit builtin.africa/whogohost and use coupon code BUILTINAFRICA to get 25% off on any annual plan. FULL TRANSCRIPT SFX: Ambulance siren Narrator: Access to healthcare is one of Africa’s biggest challenges. The World Health Organization’s recommended doctor to patient ratio is 1:600, but Nigeria falls short with 1:2,753 as revealed by its federal government in March 2020 at the onset of the pandemic. From this, one thing is sure: Nigeria is a far cry from having decent healthcare. With these statistics come a string of casualties. For Ifeanyi Ossai, a Nigeria and US-based entrepreneur, his aunt died on her way to a distant hospital following a protracted allergic reaction, a death that could have been avoided if she had received medical attention sooner.  SFX: Sombre sound This sad event would soon inspire Ifeanyi to build four functional medical clinics in Delta state, Nigeria, a place he grew up. Enter WeCare in 2017. to provide superior medical care to underserved areas to reduce or eliminate preventable deaths. Narrator: On this episode of Built in Africa, we examine how a Nigerian-founded healthcare business, WeCare evolved into a full-blown telemedicine healthtech startup, CribMD. Narrator: Although it was a well-thought-out idea, Ifeanyi soon discovered that many patients went home without getting the healthcare they sought; with the problem of accessibility solved, the challenge of demand surfaced.  Ifeanyi Ossai: Our physical clinics could not accommodate most of the customers we get on any given day. On any given day, we could only see about 10% of the customers that come to our doorsteps” Narrator: That’s Ifeanyi Ossai, CEO and Chairman, WeCare and co-founder, CribMD.  In a bid to solve the ...

Listen

Episode

August 10, 2020 00:13:34
Episode Cover

One Kiosk Africa: Hyperlocal grocery delivery within 59 minutes

This episode is brought to you by HostGator.com, web hosting that scales from easy to expert. FULL TRANSCRIPT Narrator: In February 2018, while serving as the chief operating officer of a Lagos-based tech startup, Adeshina Adewunmi found that he struggled to maintain a work-life balance. Adeshina Adewunmi: “My wife was actually ill and basically, I had to do all the grocery shopping. I had to also combine leading a tech startup.” Narrator: To ease the pressure, Adeshina went in search of online grocery delivery platforms but, according to him, he couldn’t find any that could deliver to his part of Lagos within the same day. Amidst all this, Adeshina observed the turbulence within the Nigerian eCommerce industry at the time. Most notably, Naspers, one of the most active tech investors in Africa, announced exiting Konga and OLX, its 2 biggest eCommerce plays in Nigeria, within the space of 3 days. None of the exits were under favourable conditions. This got Adeshina thinking about the obstacles preventing eCommerce from taking off in Nigeria Adeshina Adewunmi: “I started researching, alongside a few friends, to say ‘what can we do differently’? You know, Africa is very unique, copy and paste doesn’t work. You need to look at what works then readapt that model to fit our economy” Narrator: On this episode of Built in Africa, we spotlight how Lagos-based eCommerce startup, One Kiosk Africa, is exploring the hyperlocal model to achieve sustainability in a struggling market. In the course of his research, Adeshina examined how foreign companies, like US-based Instacart, operate a hyperlocal grocery delivery and pick-up service in over 5,000 cities. Adeshina Adewunmi: “I stumbled on Instacart, stumbled on Cornershop, stumbled on some other ...

Listen

Episode

May 17, 2021 00:16:30
Episode Cover

APEX Medical Laboratories: Helping Malawians get specialised healthcare services

This episode is brought to you by Whogohost WordPress Hosting. Visit builtin.africa/whogohost and use coupon code BUILTINAFRICA to get 25% off on any annual plan. ...

Listen