CAPE TOWN – Jacques Sibomana, The founder of digital start-up Kuba was selected as one of the finalists for Seedstars World, a competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes is in South Africa.
Sibomana said: "I was inspired by informal business owners that continue to operate and employ people from there communities even though they receive very little support both from Corporate or government to grow their businesses."
The biggest challenge for Sibomana was getting the software to make his application ready.
"Our challenge was to get corporate to buy into the software and start to use it to source small business owners
"The biggest challenge was to get corporate to use the platform, as well as lack of operational budget, but we have received a lot of support from the small businesses that are using the platform that continue to encourage to grow and expand across South Africa," said Sibomana.