October 1

East African E-Commerce Startup Wins Global Innovation Challenge

By Samuel Gitonga

Sokowatch, the innovative East African e-commerce platform, was named as the winner of the recently concluded Visa Everywhere Initiative Pandemic Challenge in the United States.

This year’s initiative was specifically developed to find an immediate solution to help rebuild small businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Sokowatch, which uses tech-enabled solutions to improve supply chain inefficiencies and transform access to essential goods, currently has a network of over 16,000 shops in nine major cities across East Africa.

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Source: Business Today (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Finance, Technology
e-commerce, fintech, innovation