HaltEbola, a mobile application using voice messages to connect people in rural areas to share information on Ebola in their local languages is the wineer of this year’s AMPION Venture Bus West Africa.
As announced earlier, due to the epidemic of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) The organisers of the AMPION Venture Bus decided to focus on startups that were focused on health care and issues.
Faced with severe obstacles due to the on-going Ebola disease, AMPION decided to face the problem head on. Instead of cancelling or delaying the West African event, the Ampioneers were encouraged to become a part of the solution instead. As a result, seven great startups emerged on the first Venture Bus 2014 including three solutions to tackle healthcare issues and Ebola and HaltEbola is a result of that.
Behind the eventual winners of HaltEbola, second and third place went to the startups Travlr and FindR respectively. Travlr is connecting people who need short term housing with home owners within West Africa whilst FindR is an application that puts your budget into consideration when ordering meals from a restaurant.
As a reward for their innovative business model, Halt Ebola will be supported by AMPION and its sponsor Microsoft with free software and mentoring. The founders have already expressed their desire to develop their business idea further and to implement it in the fight against Ebola as soon as possible.
Article culled from www.techloy.com