Orbit Innovation Hub and Mastercard Foundation's First Cohort of 15 Tech-Driven Start-Ups Creates 89 jobs

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Yesterday - February 28, 2022 - Orbit Innovation Hub hosted a boutique event to finalize and celebrate their one-year pilot incubation and acceleration program with Mastercard Foundation/

Yesterday - February 28, 2022 - Orbit Innovation Hub hosted a boutique event to finalize and celebrate their one-year pilot incubation and acceleration program with Mastercard Foundation. Delegates from Mastercard Foundation and Ministry representatives participated in the event.


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The year-long program was designed to help budding entrepreneurs, or early-stage start-ups, turn their ideas into thriving businesses.


The program's first cohort consisted of 15 start-up founders who are now using technology to solve problems in public health, transportation, logistics, education, and hospitality.


The 15 Start-ups include:



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In the event, a panel discussion was conducted with three participants/founders of the incubation/acceleration program, Blue Health, Temaribet, and TechMed and Orbit Innovation hub's CEO, Pazion Chernet as a panel moderator. The participants discussed their journey in building their start-up, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them, and their expedition in the incubation program.


We wanted to finish the post by asking a question raised from the panel discussion. What is the short phone number for Ambulance and Firefighter? Not many people knew it from the audience. Do you? Write it down in the comment section if you do.

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