Women December 20, 2017 at 09:23 am

Top 5 influential African women in technopreneurship

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Fredrick Ngugi December 20, 2017 at 09:23 am

December 20, 2017 at 09:23 am | Women

Temie Giwa-Tubosun

Temie Giwa-Tubosun, the founder of LifeBank. Photo credit: cp-africa.com

Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Nigeria

Born in Osun State, Nigeria in 1985, Temie Giwa-Tubosun is the founder of LifeBank, a Nigerian digital enterprise working to enhance the healthcare system in the West African country by making it easier for patients and health providers to access blood across the country. Formerly known as “One Percent Project”, LifeBank, which was founded in 2016, has so far helped to deliver more than 2000 pints of blood to patients across the country.

At 15, Temie moved with her family to the United States where she joined Osseo Senior High School in Minnesota and later attended the Minnesota State University Moorhead. She returned to Nigeria in 2012 and started working as a Program Manager for Nollywood Workshops. In May the same year, Temie founded a non-governmental organization called “One Percent Blood Donation Enlightenment Foundation” with the hope of ending blood shortage and educating Nigerians on the importance of blood donation and transfusion. The organization later changed its name to LifeBank – a digital blood donor database.

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