“My experience at the ALX Launchpad program so far has been challenging, albeit extremely exciting. I am always learning something new, and being pushed out of my comfort zone.”

Samantha Gatwiri

ALX YOUNG LEADER

My journey

I graduated from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in 2017, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. My passion has always been people, tech and health.

My mission in life is to come up with new innovations for enhancing user experience(s) in the African Healthcare Sector. With this in mind, I am currently part of an international startup team called YAPILI whose mission is to provide healthcare access through mhealth, with a focus to those living in rural areas. I am also a co-founder of Inwele, a platform that digitizes the salon experience and aims to give hairdressers opportunity to being individual businesswomen

Even with all of this, my experience at the ALX Launchpad programme so far has been challenging, albeit extremely exciting. I must say I am always learning something new, and being pushed out of my comfort zone.

My Superpowers

Creative Expression 87%
Mentorship 72%
Idea Execution 84%