Startup Corner with Founder, Mumspring - Abisola Tolu-Odutola
From trying to be her own boss, she took a bait that made everyone her boss. Abisola struggled as a newborn mother with no nanny-support, then she had another baby with complications. A new dream sprang up in her heart; to reduce neonatal mortality. She is the founder and CEO of Mumspring, a HealthTech startup on a mission to transform maternal and neonatal health in Africa, empowering African mothers with resources and guidance needed - during and after her pregnancy - for her health and for the wellbeing of her newborn. She was a software engineer in the US MedTech industry, holds an MBA from London Business School and an MSc in Risk and Revenue Management from Columbia University. In this podcast, you will learn more than just how she started and scaled, you will get shocking statistics that will reopen your eye to what it is like to be a mother in Africa, even in this technological age.
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