Meet The Female Founders

Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson (Founder, Healthtracka)

Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson founded healthtracka in May 2021, 5 months after her participation in the Techstars Toronto accelerator program. Prior to this, Ifeoluwa worked as a Marketing Lecturer – Consumer Insights at the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 2021. She was also Head of Marketing at SynlabNG for 2 years.

Since starting operations, Healthtracka has recorded huge impacts that have affected the health and financial lives of many. The healthtech company is now operational in 12 states across Africa, and has expanded its team from 2-20 people. 

Temie Giwa-Tubosun (Founder, Lifebank)

Temie Giwa-Tubosun is the founder of Lifebank. She has over 10 years of experience in the Maternal Care field and as a Public Health Expert. She is a fellow of WHO, Geneva, worked at renowned institutions such as Fairview Health Services, Minnesota, Global Health Corps and the UNDP Project; Millenium Villages. Having seen how hospitals find it difficult to get blood on time for patients, she co-founded Lifebank in 2016 to make it easier. 

LifeBank connects the two, providing the right information on the type and safety of blood and oxygen and ensuring fast deliveries. Since its inception, lifebank has served over 10,000 patients and over 3000 hospitals.

Folake Owodunni (Founder, Emergency Response Africa)

Folake Owodunni is the Founder at Emergency Response Africa. Folake is dedicated to making healthcare accessible in Africa, she is a skilled communicator and Prosci-certified Change Management Practitioner with over 9 years of experience in healthcare, non-profit, consulting and higher education sectors in US, Nigeria and Canada. Emergency Response Africa is a healthcare technology company that is changing how medical emergencies are managed in Africa, beginning in Nigeria.

Folake was recently featured on the Nasdaq billboard in Times Square, after graduating from the nasdaq entrepreneurs center milestone makers program!

Affiong Williams (Founder, Reelfruit)

Affiong founded ReelFruit, the largest dried fruit processing, marketing, and distribution company in Nigeria, as part of her quest to ‘solve for’ youth unemployment in Nigeria. She founded and grew ReelFruit with a 100% female management team. Affiong Williams obtained a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration from Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to founding Endeavor, she worked for 4 years for Endeavor Global, a global nonprofit that catalyzes economic development by supporting small to medium enterprises in developing markets. She also completed the Stanford Seed in Emerging Economies program in 2018 and is an alumnus of the MIT Legatum Fellowship.

ReelFruit buys fresh produce from farmers and converts it into varied fruit-based snack offerings. The company has now reached over 900 retail stores across 20 states across Nigeria.

Atinuke Idowu (Co-founder, Termii)

Atinuke Idowu, is the co-founder and COO of Termii. She is a graduate of Economics from the University of Lagos. Termii was established in 2017 as a messaging product facilitating communication between businesses and their users across multiple platforms. Its infrastructure plays a pivotal role in facilitating fast and secure messaging, enabling users to engage with approximately 9,000 fintech companies including Moniepoint, Chipper Cash, and Piggyvest. Termii recently raised an additional $3.65 million fund in its latest funding round led by Ventures Platform!

Melissa Bime (Founder, Infiuss Health)

Melissa is the founder of Infiuss health. As a nurse, Melissa Bime saw a huge challenge in her country’s hospitals – getting essential blood supplies to those in need in order to save lives. So she became an impact entrepreneur, choosing to change the situation rather than being part of it, launching her online blood bank, Infiuss as a solution. Infiuss Health all-in-one software helps researchers remotely recruit participants, collect e-consent, collect and analyze data and provide virtual support. 

Tito Ovia (Co-Founder, Helium Health)

Tito Ovia, co-founder and Head of Public Sector Growth at Helium Health, pursued her passion for delivering healthcare services across Africa after leaving her role at the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency. Meeting Goke and Dimeji solidified their shared drive and interest, leading to the establishment of Helium Health. Tito’s remarkable contributions have earned her recognition as a Forbes 30 under 30 recipient and a winner of the Future Africa Award for Disruption in African healthcare through Helium Health. She has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester and has spent time helping organizations like Orbis and Lagos State AIDS Control Agency. Tito uses her invaluable experience to help Helium Health accelerate Africa’s transition to a technology-drivenhealthcare system.

Genevieve Bernard Oni (Co-founder, MDaas)

Genevieve Barnard Oni is the CFO and Co-Founder of MDaaS Global. The idea for health tech came to her and her co-founder during their time at MIT. They wanted to make world-class medical diagnoses available to everyday people in Africa. And this desire to impact lives led to the launch of MDaaS. 

Genevieve is currently running an MBA/MPA dual degree programme at MIT Sloan and Harvard Kennedy School, with a major in finance and operations. 

Prior to graduate school, Genevieve worked at the UN Development Program in Uganda, served as Program Manager for Babson College’s Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship program, and was Associate Director of the Kletjian Foundation, an organization working to improve global access to surgical care. She has an undergraduate degree in Public Health and African Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Chioma Okotcha (Co-founder & COO, Payhippo)

Chioma Okotcha co-founded Payhippo alongside the CEO,Zach Bijesse to start digital lending platform Payhippo in 2019. After studying for a Masters in Public Administration at a leading social sciences university in France, Science Po, and an undergraduate degree in computer science, Okotcha went on to work in public policy for entities such as the OECD, the French development agency, and the Tony Blair Institute. It was these job opportunities that gave Okotcha insights into how government policies and regulations can adversely affect the ability for businesses to grow, if there is a disconnect to on-the-ground realities and lived experiences of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). With an impressive user base of over 3,000 active users, Payhippo has disbursed loans exceeding 20 billion naira to a diverse range of 3,000 businesses, enabling them to thrive and flourish.

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  1. How do I apply for funding I’m in South Africa I am a Founder and owner of Royalty051 Lounge/Nightclub.
    Your assistance will be highly appreciated

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