Three women business-owners have emerged winners at the 2016 She Leads Africa Demo Day.
The Demo Day is the closing ceremony to the 6 months She Leads Africa Accelerator entrepreneurship development program.
Having worked with 10 promising companies looking to grow and scale their businesses, five of the companies were able to pitch their businesses in front of esteemed business leaders to win cash and prizes.
Impressed by the significant potential of Angel Adelaja’s company to disrupt the African agriculture and import industry, Angel, who came top as the first place winner, was awarded N2,000,000 cash prize.
Her company, Fresh Direct NG is an agricultural technology company which grows and produce within shipping containers. It is an urban farm within the heart of Abuja, within a 20ft shipping container, and it can grow the same produce as a football pitch and a half.
With the aim to reduce the stress of moving packages around Lagos, Abuja and Accra, the DeliveryBros system came second and was awarded N1,000,000 to invest in building the technology and mobile app to optimize the process.
The DeliveryBros is a motorbike delivery service which amasses individuals and SMEs who need pickups with riders from various delivery companies who are in the area.
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.
She Leads Africa is a community that helps young African women achieve their professional dream.