Kenyan start-ups BasiGo and Kapu have been selected for the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneers Community. This selection opens doors to valuable networking opportunities, resources, and mentorship for these innovative companies. BasiGo and Kapu are among 100 global businesses chosen to join the WEF's Technology Pioneers Community. This program, which has previously included giants like Google and Spotify, provides a platform for emerging companies to connect with investors, mentors, and industry leaders.

BasiGo, an electric bus manufacturer, is making waves in the public transport sector with its affordable, pay-as-you-drive model. Operating in Kenya and Rwanda, BasiGo aims to revolutionize public transportation in the region.

Kapu, a social commerce platform founded by former Jumia executives, delivers groceries across Nairobi. Launched in December 2022, Kapu is expanding its footprint across Africa, addressing the growing demand for convenient and reliable grocery delivery services.

Significance of the Selection

Being part of the WEF accelerator program offers these start-ups unparalleled exposure and opportunities for growth. Alongside technical support and mentorship, the companies will participate in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China, a forum dedicated to tackling global challenges.

Previous Kenyan Participants

BasiGo and Kapu join the ranks of previous Kenyan participants like Sendy, Access Afya, and SunCulture. The program has a history of transforming start-ups into global powerhouses, further underscoring the potential impact on these two companies.

The inclusion of BasiGo and Kapu in the WEF Technology Pioneers Community highlights the innovation and potential of African start-ups. This opportunity is a significant milestone for both companies as they aim to scale their operations and make a broader impact on the global stage.