Dr. Imodoye Abioro of HealthBotics was 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, a reception 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’s executive vice president and head of International Affairs Division Myron Brilliant.
“The founders who took part in tonight’s pitch competition [are] not just running successful businesses,” aid U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. “They’re actually solving some of our most vexing problems, like closing enduring gaps in healthcare and helping entrepreneurs break into the formal economy. We have a huge stake in the success of African innovators. Because when they’re empowered to reach their full potential, it’s good for the region. It’s good for the continent. It’s good for the world.”