Lalibela Global Networks, an Ethiopian tech startup that specializes in hospital management software was declared the winner of the ‘most ambitious early-stage startup’ award of Web Summit’s PITCH competition. Lalibela competed against Rheaply, another tech company, from the United States of America and SwIDch, a company based in the United Kingdom.
Lalibela Global Networks was recognized by a judging panel that included industry experts from Acrew Capital, Faber, and B Capital Gro. The judges selected Lalibela for developing ABAY-CHR, a low code, patient record for hospital managerial services.
Web Summit’s PITCH partnered with KPMG to host the competition at Web Summit’s ‘tech for good’ program IMPACT which drew more than 2,500 startups. 700 of the startups participated in the competition. Last year, Swiss startup Nutrix, which manufactures needle free inoculation devices for diabetic patients won the award.
Speaking on the occasion, Lalibela Global Networks founder and CEO Dr. Wuleta Lemma pointed to the amount of waste hospitals generate due to inefficient practices, and how there is still work to be done. So far, Lalibela’s software has enabled the digitization of the patient records of more than 1.2 million individuals.