Nine start-ups selected for the Africa Transformative mobility accelerator.

Africa transformative mobility accelerator (ATMA) has selected nine start-ups for the 2020/2021 cohort, with its priority countries being Kenya and Uganda.

The accelerator is run by, Africa Mobility initiative, which, according to its website, aims to address “The increase in urban population in African cities, which in turn has resulted to an upsurge of transport needs, therefore providing transformative urban mobility solutions that can offer more travel options, reduce the travel options, reduce travel time, cost and risk, and provide comfort for its users”

The program, aims to admit transformative, practical, well researched and possibly tested solutions to urban mobility challenges in African cities.

The acceleration period will be six months, whereby, the start-ups will benefit in several ways, including participation in four start up immersion trips in East Africa, receive coaching and mentorship from local and international mobility and enterprise development experts, network with mobility stakeholders and practitioners, and pitch their solutions to a selected and curated pool of investors during the Africa Transformative mobility summit in April 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The selected start-ups from Kenya are; Amitruck Limited, Ecobodaa, Kiri Ev Limited, Smartbeba,     while the Ugandan start-ups are Safari share, Easy matatu, Quick Tap, Zembo motorcycle, Ugabus inc.

Due to the unexpected COVID-19 impacts the ATMA 2020 schedule has been adjusted and will run to April 2021.

The prize money for the ATMA 2020/2021 cohort is US$25000.