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From Cashless Crop Payments to African Youth Platforms

 - Feb 16, 2017
Virtual telemedicine platforms, charitable clothing brands and accessible mobile banks are just some developing world innovations that are gaining attention thanks to their unique business models.

Breaking down common misconceptions surrounding developing nations, these examples include standouts like OMG Digital, a Ghanian youth media platform that shares cultural content while spotlighting innovations in African film, music, fashion and business. Another notable example is India's Kampus Karma platform that connects college students across the country, giving them a chance to share assignments and notes or to set-up exam study sessions.

Other developing world innovations to take note off include self-testing HIV kits that make crucial medical treatment more accessible for those that cannot afford it, along with solar energy and data-sharing startups that aim to make electricity and internet access more cost-effective for low income families.