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Nigerian wins US Chamber 2022 Digital Innovation Competition

A Nigerian, Dr. Imodoye Abioro of HealthBotics has been named the winner of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Africa Digital Innovation Competition, held in partnership with the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF).

The announcement was made at the Innovators’ Gathering, at the U.S. Department of State, featuring speakers including the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser; New York City Mayor Eric Adams; actor and filmmaker Idris Elba; philanthropist Tony Elumelu; USADF President and CEO Travis Adkins; and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and head of International Affairs Division, Myron Brilliant.

During the event, the U.S. Chamber’s Myron Brilliant who noted that “Africa’s digital future is bright, said the Chamber was delighted to recognize some of the amazing impactful startups from the Continent.

He said all the nearly-two thousand innovators and changemakers that entered the US Chamber’s 2022 Digital Innovation Competition are winners and deserved to be recognized.

Mr Myron Brilliant said next year, the US Chamber of Commerce hope to double the number so it could continue to showcase the incredible culture developing throughout Africa.

The USADF President and CEO Travis Adkins stated that “The US African Development Foundation is excited to be a partner of the US Chamber of Commerce this evening for their Annual Digital Innovation Competition, We’re so excited because we believe at the U.S. African Development Foundation that Africa is the continent not only of now, but also of the future.”

U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, noted that “The founders who took part in the pitch competition are not just running successful businesses, but
are solving problems.

Writing by Omolara Omosanya; Editing by Chinasa Ossai, Omotola Oguneye