The three companies include GrowAgric, Shopa and Healthbotics, chosen from 10 continental finalists, were first selected from 1,700 candidates in 50 African countries.
Intended to “promote talent in the African region,” the contest highlights innovators that have developed digital solutions to improve lives in their communities, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Winners of the competition will be announced in December at the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit and Business Forum in Washington.
Kenya-based GrowAgric is a farmers-first agriculture technology startup whose platform seeks to help small and medium-scale farms produce and earn better.
Shopa is a Ghanaian business-to-business e-commerce company and financial services application that allows informal groceries to source inventory and access fast delivery services.
Healthbotics is a medical delivery service in Nigeria which acts as a single access point connecting health facilities to suppliers and manufacturers of essential medical supplies.
The Voice of America has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center to announce results for the 2022 Africa Digital Innovation Competition.