Magic Bus wins 2016 Hult Prize


Magic Bus is proud to have been part of the world’s largest student competition for social good. This year’s challenge was to create a scalable model that doubles the income of 1 million people in crowded urban spaces by 2022. Winners receive USD1 Million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice from the international business community.

Click below to watch our final pitch during the Clinton Global Initiative (starting around 37:00).

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25,000

APPLICANTS

4

ROUNDS

500

SCHOOLS

11

MONTHS

150

COUNTRIES

$1,000,000

FUNDING

How It Works


Magic Bus is an SMS based ticketing platform for urban commuters to pre-book public buses and pay using mobile money. No internet is required, making our platform accessible to everyone.

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Text. Book. Ride

Dial a USSD shortcode from any analog or smartphone. Choose bus depending on bus type, fare, and ETA. Using Boinga pin, pay with mobile money account number.Show confirmation number to the bus driver.

2

MONTHS IN KENYA

10

BUSES

2000

USERS

5000

TICKETS BOOKED