Nigerian Startup, 1dokita.ng Selected for $100 Million Tony Elumelu Foundation Cycle 2018
Nigerian healthcare startup, 1Dokita.ng, is one of the 1,250 startups selected for the fourth cycle of The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s (TEF). Out of a record-breaking 151,000 applications, 1,250 talented Africans entrepreneurs with the most innovative, high-potential business ideas that can transform Africa have been chosen by the foundation.
Founded by Dr. Opeoluwa Daniel Folukoya, 1Dokita.ng is aimed at improving access to healthcare services, healthcare data and intelligent healthcare solutions with the use of technology.
While affirming the selection, Dr. Opeoluwa said that one of the problems of healthcare in Nigeria is people not knowing when to self-medicate and when to seek for medical attention. That is what 1Dokita is focused on doing by being a lifeline and bringing the world of healthcare into the palm of Nigerians.
OUR purpose is to change the perception of Healthcare in Nigeria
— OneDokita (@1dokita) March 23, 2018
Dr. Folukoya also said:
To be selected among this group of extremely brilliant & gifted entrepreneurial minds is a validation of our business idea, business model and vision for healthcare in Nigeria as a whole. We are confident that with the backing and support of the Tony Elumelu Foundation juggernaut, 1Dokita will continue to pioneer the future of healthcare through technology in Africa with Nigeria leading the way.
Established in 2010, the Tony Elumelu Foundation is in its 4th cycle. On a 10-year, $100 million commitment, it sets to identify, train (12 weeks), mentor and provide funds of $5,000 to 10,000 African entrepreneurs capable of changing the face of business across Africa by 2024.
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