Ep #6: How vivian nwakah, founder of medsaf, is disrupting supply chain HEALTH tech in developing markets
Ep #6: How Vivian Nwakah, Founder of Medsaf, is disrupting Supply Chain HealthTech in developing markets.
In this episode, you'll hear from trailblazing founder Vivian Nwakah, a Nigerian entrepreneur born and raised in the United States. Her career spans the US, Europe, South America and Africa. Her areas of specialty are sales, marketing, fundraising, strategic planning, and entrepreneurship. Vivian has started 3 companies, home health care agencies in Illinois and Indiana, Hybrid solar diesel renewable energy company in Nigeria, and now Medsaf, a one stop shop for health care stakeholders to purchase, manage and track medications in complicated supply chains. Learn why she started Medsaf, how they got first funding and how they are transforming access to healthcare in developing markets. Vivian also shares he key tips to founders and investors and how to put the fun into funding! See show notes here:
About Vivian Nwakah:
Vivian Nwakah is CEO and Founder of Medsaf. Medsaf is one stop shop for health care stakeholders to purchase, manage and track medications in complicated supply chains.
Vivian was born and raised in the United States mostly in the northern Chicago suburbs of Skokie and Evanston. She attended University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for undergraduate studies and went to a Global MBA Program where she spent time at IAE Sorbonne, in Paris France, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and J. Mack Robinson Business School in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the youngest branch manager for Wells Fargo Financial a financial services off-shoot of Wells Fargo Bank where she was consistently top sales person in the Midwest Region.
Vivian ran a political campaign for alderman in Chicago Illinois and was able to lead the campaign to front-runner status with endorsements from the Democratic National Committee, Chicago Teacher's Union, and AFSCME union. She went on to help start a chain of home health care agencies which exposed her to entrepreneurship and the business side of health care. Vivian decided to go global and landed in Lagos, Nigeria for the first time in 2013. Before launching Medsaf, she started a hybrid-diesel solar company in Nigeria, focused on commercial and industrial installations.
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