Ugandan startup Yoza selected for 1776 Challenge Cup People’s Choice Award

Ugandan on-demand laundry service startup, Yoza has been selected for the 1776 Challenge Cup Global Finals Startup accelerator programme open for public voting.

The 2016 Challenge Cup has scouted startups in over 50 cities around the world and out of 3,000 applications 70 startups have been selected to compete for cash prizes and funding at the Global Finals that will take place in June 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Yoza, who competed in the Africa regional finals in February in Nairobi among other African startups impressed highly and has now been selected for the “People’s Choice Startup” award category. And is the only other African startup selected in this category alongside Egyptian startup Nafham.


The People’s Choice Startup award will be competed for in a public vote where only three startups will go through to Washington, D.C. Each of the three winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Global Finals, where you can see them pitch against their fellow entrepreneurs.


Yoza the former winner of the MTN App Challenge has been described by the BBC and CNN as “the uber for dirty laundry” due to it’s likeness of location detection and social ratings to match service providers with clients.

Since it’s launch last year, Yoza has been empowering laundry attendants to earn more money by increasing their customer base via its Android App platform.

To vote for Yoza as the People’s Choice Startup visit this link. Voting ends 11th May 2016.

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