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Mozambican startups Xipalapala, Bacelapp and Umbrella were the big winners of the Mozart Business Challenge 2019. The three winning projects were announced on Thursday night during the Moztech Awards Gala, at the sixth edition of Mozambique’s largest technology fair.
Xipalapala, the big winner, is an application used by about 30 community radio stations and creates facilities for companies that want to place advertisements. It ensures that adverts are available to all stations in several national languages. Xipalapala won 50,000 meticais, a computer and a management, accounting and training system for company members.
In second place came Bacelapp, an application that offers its users discounts of up to 30% in various establishments in sectors ranging from health and entertainment to clothing and food, among others. The application is divided into four sectors: gastronomy, products, services and events, and is discounted at all partner establishments registered in the application. Bacelapp received a cheque for 25,000 meticais, a computer from Nova Base and also a management and accounting and training system for members.
Umbrella won third place. The application operates in the insurance market and enables smartphone access to an insurance company and roadside assistance.
The Moztech Awards, a project jointly run by the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the World Bank, also launched Hack4Moz, an event that aims to bring together programmers with the aim of developing technological projects by Mozambicans, for Mozambicans.
Speaking at the gala, Moztech chairman Daniel David promised surprises and innovation at the next Mozambique Digital Expo.
By Antonio TiuaSource: O País
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