Winners of Africa’s First Smart Mobility Competition Announced

  • Bosch Africa Mobility Solutions has announced the winners of its smart mobility accelerator programme.
  • From the 11 startups that were shortlisted from the 222 entries which the programme received within a period of one month, only two made to the finals.
  • Hello Tractor founded by Jehiel Oliver from Nigeria and BuuPass founded by Wyclife Omandi from Kenya have each won $15,000 and a three-month accelerator programme from Bosch.

Hello Tractor is a digital platform for farm equipment sharing that connects tractor owners and smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

BuuPass works with transport operators to provide digital solutions that seamlessly facilitate the convenient and reliable movement of commuters.

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Congratulations to Hello Tractor and BuuPass for winning the Bosch Africa Smart Mobility Start-up competition 2019. The start-ups have won $15,000 each and a three month acceleration program from .

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In early August 2019, the Bosch Africa Mobility Solutions team launched a competition to find Africa’s best smart mobility start-ups who are looking to solve Africa’s mobility problem. 222 entries were received from 27 countries in Africa.

Yves Nono, vice president – Bosch Mobility Solutions, sales region Africa commented, “Africa current faces significant issues around the topic of mobility; with a growing population, these issues will only be exacerbated. Now is the time, we need to find smart mobility solutions for future Africa.”

“Solving the challenges in Africa is a key focus for Bosch where Mobility is a cornerstone of Africa’s economic growth factors. This initiative further supports local talent with innovative ideas in solving today’s problems for tomorrow.” said Markus Thill, president Bosch region Africa.

Author: Babalwa Bungane

This article was originally published on ESI Africa and is republished with permission with minor editorial changes.

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