U.S-based Technology and Mass Media company; Bloomberg has inducted Ms. Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa, a Ugandan Techpreneur in their inaugural class of Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts, a new global community of public and private sector innovators and entrepreneurs accelerating solutions to today’s greatest problems.
“The Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts are a group of talented entrepreneurs, scientists, policymakers, and other leaders taking on pressing global challenges,” said Bloomberg. “Many of them are from countries that are having an increasingly big impact on the world economy. And I know our forum will benefit from their contributions.”
Nabuuma is among the 27 selected Catalysts that Bloomberg believes are creating true impact at the cutting edge of technology and policy — across borders, in emerging economies, and beyond — to build a more equitable and sustainable global future.
Out of 27 select Catalysts, 4 entrepreneurs are from Africa — i.e. Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. The rest of the Catalysts are from; United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombia, China, Australia, Brazil, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Finland, and Chile.
Nabuuma credits this enrollment to team work.
“This is not my recognition, it’s a recognition to the staff I work with, the customers we have, to the investors who brought in their money for this great cause. Without them I would probably not be identified by Bloomberg team and be included on Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts list,” Nabuuma told PC Tech Magazine. “In the same way this now gives us all a challenge to not only increase our scope but even maintaining the highest quality of services offered to our customers.”
The Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst first virtual event will be held on June 30th, 2021, and will deliver a unique platform for the Catalysts 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 Nabuuma Kaliisa, 25, is the Founder and Executive Director, Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab. Surviving cancer led her to found her company Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab in 2017 out of both passion and personal experience to offer mobile cancer screening.
The company incorporates the use of artificial intelligence-guided e-oncology services to detect cervical and breast cancer as well as drone services for easier transportation of cervical cancer specimens from the rural areas to laboratories without women having to travel long distances out of the villages.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Nabuuma and her team developed a chatbot to automate consulting to communities in Uganda, South Sudan, and DRC where they currently hold their operations. According to the team, “This innovation (chatbot) helps to reduce the human interaction and the monitory burden faced by governments, thus combats the spread of the deadly virus.”
Nabuuma is a winner of the Takeda Young Entrepreneur Award 2018, and Young African Entrepreneur Award 2018. She has also emerged a Social Impact Finalist AWIEF Awards 2018, received an Honourable Mention at the Maathai Impact Award 2019, and was also her company was chosen among the top 10 AI companies founded in Africa by Google for startups.
As per our knowledge, Nabuuma has also been endorsed by the Tony Elumelu Foundation.