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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.

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 currently 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.

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Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.