Press Room

Awards and Accolades

(2018) Xtreme Tech Challenge, Top 10 Company (finals pending)
(2018) Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering, Shortlisted (finals pending)
(2018) Startup of the Year Africa 2018, Top 20 (finals pending)
(2017) Fast Company Magazine, 7th Most Innovative Company in Africa
(2017) SafeMotos Presentation to United Nations Social Good Summit
(2017) GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Grant, Recipient
(2017) UNDP Accelerate 2030, Finalist
(2016) Nominet Trust 100, 1 of 100 Most Inspiring Companies Using Technology for Social Good
(2015) Millicom Think Startup Accelerator, Entrepreneurs in Residence
(2015) PIVOT East, Winner Founder Award and Winner Utilities Category
(2015) Carma AXLR8R by SOSv, Participant

Selected Press

(2018) “Rwanda’s SafeMotos Adds Female Moto-Drivers To Platform” Disrupt Africa
(2018) “How This Innovative App Became Africa’s Uber”, National Geographic
(2017) “How Africa’s Tech Generation is Changing the Continent”, National Geographic
(2017) “The Uber Model Is One I’ve Become Disillusioned With”, CNBC Africa Closing Bell
(2017) “B.C. appmaker brings ride hailing service to Rwanda’s motorcycle taxis”, Vancouver Sun
(2017) “10 Companies to Watch at CES”, Electronics 360
(2016) “Africa uber alles”, the Economist
(2016) “The Tech Startup Taking on Africa’s Second Biggest Killer”, Huck Magazine
(2016) “SafeMotos, la start-up qui veut « uberiser » les motos-taxis d’Afrique”, Le Monde
(2016) “What Will 2016 Bring for Africa?”, CNN
(2016) “What a Rwandan Tech Startup Can Teach Uber”, Venture Burn
(2016) “SafeMotos Riding in the Hands of Safety”, Zendrive Blog
(2015) “SafeMotos helps Rwanda separate ‘good drivers from the crazy ones'”, the Guardian
(2015) “The Future is African” by SafeMotos cofounder Barrett Nash, TechCrunch