Founder of Healthtech Startup Deaftronics Shortlisted for inDrive's Aurora Tech Award

Founder of Botswana technology company Deaftronics, Sarah Molema, the innovative founder of has been shortlisted for the 2024 Aurora Tech Award sponsored by inDrive. The award honours women founders combating gender inequality in the tech industry. Molema is one of 20 global finalists of the award.

Deaftronics the developer of the first solar-powered, rechargeable hearing aid battery on a mission to make hearing health a reality for underserved communities.

Ekaterina Smirnova, Executive Director of the Aurora Tech Award, remarked, "Our venture capital partners have meticulously evaluated each of these submissions, which showcase the increasing participation of women IT leaders who are enhancing the quality of life in their communities, despite the challenges. This year's Awards celebrate the work of these founders, and highlight both the diversity of projects and the vital role of local role models in inspiring change. "

Three cash prizes will be awarded to the winners: $30,000, $20,000 and $10,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively. In addition to the prizes, the entrepreneurs will gain access to the driver mentorship program.

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