Yoza wins People’s Choice award at the 1776 Global Startup Challenge

On-demand laundry service app, Yoza has been selected as one of the three winners in the People’s Choice award category at the 1776 Global Startup Challenge.

Last week, PC Tech reported that the startup was in the People’s Choice category, asking for public votes so that they could advance to the next stage of the #1776Challenge.

Yoza will now travel to Washington, D.C in June alongside 69 other entrepreneurs to compete in the 1776 Global Startup Challenge final round.

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. All 70 world-changing ideas are now in the running for $175,000 in cash grants and $1 million in investments.

Jeddy Genrwot and Nicholas Kamanzi from YOZA at the 1776 Challenge regional round in Nairobi (Credit: 1776)
Jeddy Genrwot and Nicholas Kamanzi from YOZA at the 1776 Challenge regional round in Nairobi (Credit: 1776)

1776 Challenge reports that; “After months of globetrotting to find, fund and grow top startups in industries critical to society, we narrowed the field from more than 3,000 applicants to 67 competitors heading to the final round of Challenge Cup 2016. We then opened voting to the public to select the three remaining finalist slots…”

The other two teams that won in this category this year are;

Maya Health Network from Washington, D.C.

@MayaHealthNet – is a community developed specifically for doctors in countries like India. The Maya Health App lets doctors easily manage their patients, practices, and professional life quickly and effectively. –

Nafham from Cairo, Egypt.

@NafhamEducation is a free online K-12 crowdsourced educational platform linked to the mandated public curriculum. Nafham provides 5 to 20 minutes crowd sourced videos which are revised by professionals. –


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