Startups, scale-ups, and students with innovative ideas for a better world can register for the Hague Innovators Challenge again. Which doors open by winning the Hague Innovators challenge? In this blog a short update from former winner YAPILI.
YAPILI connects African people to licensed health professionals worldwide. They believe everyone has a right to access quality health advice from a licensed healthcare professional. YAPILI aims to overcome the challenge of the lack of doctors in many African countries and underlying infrastructure and financial barriers. For this reason, YAPILI focuses on technology that gives access to quality care, empowers individuals and enables direct communication with licensed healthcare professionals. In 2018 YAPILI was awarded the Hague Innovators Challenge for the best startup. With winning the challenge YAPILI won € 25.000 funding to kickstart their startup.
Which phase was YAPILI in before taking part in the challenge?
We were in our pilot phase with a much smaller team. The Hague Innovators Challenge was our first big win as a startup and provided us with the resources to further develop YAPILI.
What happened after you won the challenge?
We were able to enhance our technological solution, and increase our exposure by attending events worldwide. I had the opportunity to work full-time on developing the business. We now deliver health advice at hand in 8 African countries. With YAPILI we are changing the way our world collaborates for better health.
What is YAPILI doing now?
We launched our ‘go to market’ product a few months ago and rolled out our business model. We are onboarding African users onto YAPILI via their employers, in order to enhance their access to confidential, affordable and quality health advice from the comfort of their smartphone.
The Hague Innovators Challenge 2020 open
Do you also have an innovative idea, product or service that can help improve the world? Then sign up for the Hague Innovators Challenge 2020. This year you have the chance to win between € 2.500 to € 25.000. You can register until 17 October. For more information click here.