MAN Impact Accelerator has acknowledged Nigeria’s automaton startup Arome and Uganda’s electric boda Zem.bo into its 2019 and third cohort.
Arome and Zembo are among the eight of the most encouraging and inventive social business new companies from Europe, Brazil and Africa chose for the MAN Impact Accelerator’s third cohort.
The 8 beat around 300 organizations from more than 40 regions that presented their applications to be a piece of the quickening agent program.
Zem.bo gives moderate electric cruisers to bike cabbies in Africa. They collect and rent sun powered controlled cruisers on a compensation as-you-go model with the plausibility of owning the benefit following two years.
Nigeria’s Arone, then again, is building Africa’s greatest airborne coordinations foundation for social insurance. By utilizing keen automatons, they can give snappy, reasonable and dependable conveyance of blood and medicinal supplies to the most remote towns in less than 15 min. Zipline has been doing this for some time now in Rwanda and Tanzania and as of late extended to cover Nigeria and Ghana.
The six remaining startups that were selected include Suma, Eu Vo and Nina from Brazil, Koiki from Spain, Addressya from Sweden, and XYT from France.
The accelerator programme will include stops in various cities.
In week one in November, the programme will stop in Munich. Week two in January will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, before moving onto Johannesburg in March for week three. Week four will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. The accelerator programme will end with a closing week back in Munich in June next year.
Arunima Singh, accelerator programme lead from Yunus Social Business said in a statement that the founders who have been chosen to be a part of the MAN Impact Accelerator embody an opportunity to harness the power of business to impact people’s lives in many different geographies.
“At Yunus Social Business, we believe in the power of business to end poverty. A social business is a for-profit company with a social mission at its core 100% dedicated to solving human problems,” said Singh.