Taz Technologies Win African Startup Competition
Taz technologies, the Kenyan innovators behind M Post, are the winners of this year’s South
Africa Innovation Summit that was held yesterday in Cape Town which also saw them pocket a
$17,500 worth funding.
The competition featured finalist from different African countries after showcasing products
before a selected panel.
The win means that M Post will represent the African continent at the Startup World Cup
scheduled to be held in San Francisco city, USA next year in May.
The World Cup will bring together other startups from America, Europe, Australia and even Asia
networking them with top leaders, mentors, and partners in the technology sector.
“This win crowns our journey of resilience and focus. We are privileged to carry the Kenyan and
indeed African flag to the Startup World Cup. We thank all our clients, supporters and indeed the
organizers of the South Africa Innovation Summit for believing in us. We couldn’t have gotten
here without your support,” said Abulaziz Mohammed, the Chief Executive Officer of Taz
M Post is an innovation that turns mobile phones into postal addresses and allows customers to
acquire renewed subscriptions as well as seek requests for delivery of products from the post
It was launched two years ago and has so far won several awards besides registering increased
members into the platform. It has also facilitated employment of Kenyans into jobs through the
Pata Ajira Initiative.
M Post, which has also won the social equity and reduction product award at the 2017 ICT
innovation awards sponsored by oracle corporation, is available for download in Android and
iOS enabled Play store.
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