Lebene Soga Wins 20,000 Seed Funding

13 March 2017

Lebene Soga Wins 20,000 Seed Funding

Lebene Richmond Soga, a doctoral candidate of the Henley Centre for Leadership, represented his team mate Elvin Blankson in SandozHACk Healthcare Access Challenge at WIRED Health on 9th March 2017.

Lebene Richmond Soga, a doctoral candidate of the Henley Centre for Leadership, represented his GoPharma team mate Elvin Blankson in the SandozHACk Healthcare Access Challenge at WIRED Health on 9th March 2017. Competing against over 150 entries across 30 countries, GoPharma won €20,000 seed funding for their startup idea.

GoPharma was one of the six finalists that emerged from the entries. Of these six finalists, three were selected as winners after delivering their pitch to a team of judges at the event in London.

The entrepreneurial idea thought up by Elvin seeks to connect pharmacists with licensed chemical sellers in rural Ghana in order to enhance access to pharmaceutical care to the over 12 million people living in rural Ghana.

Speaking afterward, Lebene said, “I did this for the team, Priscilla Adu-Darko and especially Elvin Blankson who I give all the credit to for being the original idea generator. If we go by Belbin’s team roles, Elvin is a plant and he deserves all the credit. With our software application, we will make an impact in areas across Africa and other parts of the world where pharmaceutical care is limited.”