Here at GDSC FUNAAB, we have been putting in our best efforts into unleashing our students' creativity and engineering skills in endeavors (including GSoC and GSoD) that'd take them from being local champions to learning from the best out there and rubbing shoulders with their contemporaries from all over the globe. One of these endeavors is the Google Solution Challenge. Right now, we have about 6 teams that have been building solutions to local/global problems, relative to SDGs. The submission dates for solutions open from March 15 right till March 31st. Towards that effect, we are scheduling a Demo day for our teams, where they get to present their solutions to the entire GDSC FUNAAB community and our appointed judges. And their works get criticized and evaluated, using the established criteria, by the judges. Our judges are people with proven experiences of launching high-potential startups or of winning fundings/awards via hackathons, product pitches et al.
Olutola Vivian Awosiku is a Biomedical Laboratory Science graduate student interested in Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health. She is interested in leveraging tech's capabilities in building data-driven innovations in the healthcare and business sector. Olutola is the co-founder of Diatron Health, a digital solution that helps people living with NCDs.
Olutola has a penchant for building sustainable innovative solutions for social impact within the HealthTech and STEM Education space which can be seen in her participation in several innovative hackathons such as Inspire Africa Ignite Innovation Lab Challenge (2nd Prize Winner), AfriHack Challenge 2020(Best Healthcare Solution), MIT Hacking Racism Challenge 2020(Winner), and DigiEdu Hack 2020 Regionals(Winner, Rethinking STEM Education in Nigeria).
She currently co-curate One Healthtech Ibadan Hub where she drives diversity and inclusion in health innovations. In recognition of her achievements in the Healthtech space, she emerged as Winner of the Rising Star in Health technology Category, at the Africa Healthcare Awards 2021.
Her team recently won the Facebook Epidemiology Designathon grant of $15,000 and she also emerged as a finalist at the FCMB Sheventures tech pitch competition 2022.
Ruth Ijaola, fondly called The Evolving Woman, is a young lady passionate about social innovation translating to community development. She derives satisfaction in creating products and services that would impact society and in turn generate profits.
She has been able to train over 100 young social entrepreneurs directly and indirectly via her School of Development for Africans powered by Ladies Meet Africa; a pan African hub for young female entrepreneurs and leaders passionate about becoming better versions of themselves.
This background has positioned her to judge hackathons and competitions in the social entrepreneurship space and also attract awards and recognitions. Such platforms are the Hult Prize Funaab, the Ooni of Ife Award, Inspirational Youth Award for Women Development, BCOS-TV to mention a few.
What makes Ruth Ijaola stand out is her ability to help you get clarity about your ideas and product and position them for impact and profit.
Muraina Kehinde is a Human Centred Designer with over five (5) years of combined experience in product management, project & program management, strategy and innovation, design, business, and entrepreneurship.
He is a TEDx Speaker, Tony Elumelu Mentor, a YALI West African Alumnus (Young African Leaders Initiative), a Common Purpose Fellow, an African Changemaker (Cohort 3), a Global Youth Ambassador, and a 2- time YALI Network state coordinator in Nigeria.
Kenny, as he is fondly called, is a lover of innovation. His love for creative and innovative ideas propelled him into solving a critical problem in the areas of efficient and effective emergency where he responded to services in Nigeria and a team of students prototyped a ‘Road Traffic Alert’ device which effectively reports all road accidents/crashes in 30 seconds. This innovation emerged second place at the First-ever hardware hackathon competition in Nigeria, Anambra (Hack4Good2017), and first place at the MIT Open Mic Africa, Lagos – 2017.
Kehinde is well vast in the innovation showcase industry. Amongst his innovative sprints over the years, he has participated and organized over 30 notable hackathons across the African continent such as Hult Prize, ENACTUS national competition, OYOMESI waste management hack, Imisi 3D AR/VR hackathon, I.F Adewole Health Hackathon, etc.
In 2019, he was awarded a Design Fellowship by the renowned Co-Creation Hub (sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) in recognition as one of Africa’s top 15 tech designers to be leading human-centered designs in Nigeria. In 2020, he emerged as one of the top 60 scholars in Africa to be selected for the inaugural NUTM Scholars class sponsored by the Mastercard Foundation. And currently, he is a candidate for a Master’s in Public Health at the University of Bradford and University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.
Currently, Kehinde serves as a service delivery lead with a global health management consulting firm based out of Boston where he provides support through management, consulting, and advisory.
Some of his most recent projects are Smiles for Mothers: A $3M consortium project with Merck aimed at supporting innovations to reduce maternal deaths in Nigeria; Design for Epid: A $100K collaborative project with Facebook (now Meta) using its technologies to predict patterns of possible pandemics in Africa; and Assistive Technology Accelerator: A $500K fund supporting technologies, life-saving and life-dignifying innovations for persons with disabilities.
Temilade Adelakun is a user-centric product manager, business analyst, and strategic planner who is fantastic with product development, partnership building, and business development. She is exceptionally skilled in facilitating idea conception to execution. She builds usable products that solve the need of her users while using data to maximize growth. Her passions and interests are multifaceted but connected to a specific end goal - VALUE. She is enthusiastic about the tech ecosystem in Africa. She aspires to be a tech business leader encouraging digital skills, assisting in job creation, entrepreneurship, and technology development in Africa.
Temilade is a first-class graduate of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ibadan. She is a Scholar and a part of the founding class at the Nigerian University of Technology and Management(NUTM). She is one of the four Nigerians accepted into the 2020 Harvard Business School Crossroads Emerging leaders Program. She holds a data science certification from the German Institute of Business and Technology, Accra. Temilade is the Chief Operating Officer at StudentBuild and was the project lead at the 2020 StudentBuild Summit for 5000 African students.
She loves volunteering and inspiring high students to pursue STEM-related careers.
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