Winners of Africa’s first-of-its-kind smart mobility competition announced


Bosch Africa 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 have been selected.

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.

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

BuuPass developed 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.

Smart mobility and startups are hot topics set for discussion at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference. Click here to register to attend or for more information about the event.

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.