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Nigeria’s Social Lender, 3 Others to Represent Africa at Finals of MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Inclusive Innovation Challenge

MIT in partnership with Liquid Telecom held the African regional finals of the Inclusive Innovation Challenge in Ethiopia.

Twelve startups from across the continent contested for finalsTwelve startups from across the continent contested for finals and four were selected to represent the continent at the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge.

The four are Egypt’s Taskty won in the skills development and opportunity matching category, Kenya’s Tiny Totos won in the income growth and job creation category, Nigeria’s Social Lender won in the financial inclusion category and South Africa’s Shopit won in the technology access category.

Taskty, Tiny Totos, Social Lender and Shopit, will now join their counterparts from all over the world at MIT where four Global Grand Prize Winners each win $250,000 in the Innovation Challenge and worldwide recognition.

The winners will be selected in the following categories Financial Inclusion, Income Growth & Job Creation, Skills Development & Opportunity Matching and Technology Access.

The Inclusive Innovation Challenge is MIT’s premier future of work prize, awarding $1.6 million annually to entrepreneurs using technology to create economic opportunity for workers.

Musa Suleiman
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