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Ethiopia med-tech startup Lalibela overall winner at Web Summit’s PITCH competition

Lalibela Global-Networks

PITCH has partnered with KPMG to bring together the world’s most promising startups. PITCH held their web summit on their proprietary conference platform that saw 700 of 2500 startups presenting in front of a judging panel that included Acrew Capital’s Theresia Gouw, Faber’s Alexandre Barbosal, and B Capital Gro’s Rashmi Gopinath.

Lalibela Global-Networks, was PITCH’s winner this year after they developed ABAY-CHR, a product that digitizes the hospital management process – saving African hospitals hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual paper supply. Thus far, the Ethiopian startup has digitized over 1.2 million patient records using its low code ABAY-CHR health record patient solution.

Dr. Wuleta Lemma, the co-founder & CEO of Lalibela Global-Networks pointed out the waste amounting to thousands of dollars spent by hospitals across Africa.

Lalibela Global-Networks took part in the Web Summit as part of IMPACT – Web Summit’s ‘tech for good’ programme. They went against Rheaply from the United States and SwIDch based in the UK. Despite it being the third time a med-tech startup has clinched the top prize, it comes as no surprise given the health crisis that is rocking the world in 2020.

Nutrix – the Swiss needle-free device used for diabetic patients took the ‘most ambitious early-stage startup’ award in 2019. In June, GlucoActive, a polish glucose manufacturing startup also emerged winner of the PITCH at Collision from home.


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