We are very open to competition. It gives riders more choice; the more competition they have in the market, the more affordable the product becomes and the more the service level goes up. It translates to a better experience for riders. That is extremely important for us.
Nairobi has not stopped growing though, it is only that Lagos grew faster. According to a 2016 startups funding report by DisruptAfrica, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya attracted the highest percentage, 80.3%, of all funding put into the continent.
For Nairobi, the minimum fare reverts to the initial Kshs.300, while the cost per kilometre will now be Kshs. 42, from the current Kshs. 35. The base fare and price per kilometre remain at Kshs.100 and ksh.3, respectively.
This was a surprise marketing campaign, not a product launch. This however, seems to have eluded a number of UberCHOPPER enthusiasts. A number of search terms hits on this blog point to a number of people inquiring about the service. And they seem pointed, and specific.
Motorola introduces the modular concept to phones with Z and Z play. Much like you’d buy a modular home that fits your preferences, you can accessorize your phone to give a feature you prefer priority over the rest.
Sote Hub, developed with assistance of established hubs like iHub and Swahili Box, came up as an extension of the Sote ICT project. A place for these students to explore their abilities beyond high school. It is a coworking space and startup incubator.
It is open to innovators from all countries who couple physical products that will have social impact with sustainable business model . It however, takes place is select venues in different regions, and those who wish to take part should apply to the nearest competition.