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Shamim Nabuuma among Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts

Uganda’s Shamim Nabuuma just got inducted into the inaugural class of Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts.  The selected group is a community of public and private sector innovators and entrepreneurs accelerating solutions to today’s greatest problems. Bloomberg further defines them as “talented entrepreneurs, scientists, policymakers, and other leaders taking on pressing global challenges.”

The company says that the Catalyst selection was based on their impact at the cutting edge of technology and policy. This is across borders, in emerging economies, and beyond in a bid to build a more equitable and sustainable global future.

To this effect, a virtual event is scheduled for 30th June, to showcase this class. The event shall “deliver a unique platform to explore, debate and share with the world what’s next in the fields of climate, agriculture, biotech, e-commerce, space, and digital money.

Shamim is the founder of CHIL AI Lab, a health tech company whose flagship product is a mobile application that leverages artificial intelligence to diagnose both cervical and breast cancers. Her company has created machine learning- and AI-powered self-testing kits to make it easier to scale the service and reach the underserved.

The other Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts are:

  • Noubar Afeyan, CEO and Founder, Flagship Pioneering  (United States)
  • H.E. Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology, UAE
  • Alloysius Attah, CEO and Co-Founder, Farmerline (Ghana)
  • Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO and Founder, FTX (Hong Kong)
  • Ankiti Bose, CEO and Co-Founder, Zilingo (Singapore)
  • Simon Chamorro, CEO and Co-Founder, Valiu (Colombia)
  • Simran Chowdhry, Co-Founder, BluePhin Technologies (United Arab Emirates)
  • Abasi Ene-Obong, CEO and Founder, 54gene (Nigeria)
  • Justin Gong, Co-Founder, XAG (China)
  • Sarah Hanson-Young, Senator for South Australia (Australia)
  • Rachel Haurwitz, CEO and President, Caribou Biosciences (United States)
  • Cristina Junqueira, Co-Founder, Nubank (Brazil)
  • Kieran Long, Director, ArkDes (Sweden)
  • Ma Jun, Founding Director, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (China)
  • Megan McArthur, Astronaut, NASA (United States)
  • Sara Menker, CEO and Founder, Gro Intelligence (United States)
  • Daniel Metzler, CEO and Co-Founder, Isar Aerospace: (Germany)
  • Nick Molnar, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Afterpay (Australia)
  • Henrietta Moon, CEO and Co-Founder, Carbo Culture (Finland)
  • Nthabiseng Mosia, Co-Founder, Easy Solar (Sierra Leone)
  • Matias Muchnick, CEO and Founder, NotCo (Chile)
  • Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO and Founder, AZA Finance (United Kingdom)
  • Sara Spangelo, CEO and Co-Founder, Swarm (United States)
  • Sandhya Sriram, CEO and Co-Founder, Shiok Meats (Singapore)
  • Anthony Tan, Group CEO and Co-Founder, Grab (Singapore)
  • Danielle Wood, Director of the Space Enabled Research Group, MIT Media Lab (United States)

Shamim Nabuuma among Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts
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