Crowded Urban Space
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
Crowded Urban Spaces
The 2016 Hult Prize “President’s Challenge” is Crowded Urban Spaces and will focus on economic inclusion, more specifically, doubling the incomes of the residents who live in some of the toughest conditions in the world through improved mobility and increased connectivity to people, products, services and capital by 2022. This challenge was selected by President Bill Clinton and announced at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York.
The four co-founders of BuuPass won the Hult Prize competition with their startup company that aims to help people as much as double their incomes with improved commuting. The group chose Nairobi as a test location for a cell-phone-based SMS messaging and mobile payment service to assist workers in reserving and paying for rides on commuter buses called Matatus.
licensed food cart to actors of the shadow economy.