Innovations to Count On More in Time Of Need

During this time of restricted movements, social distancing and many other preventative measures to contain and prevent COVID 19 (Corona Virus), we can rely more on some innovations than others for life and business continuity.

Some of the Innovations supported by the Botswana Innovation Hub that consumers can utilise during these challenging times include;

  1. MyFoodness Delivery App

Movements restricted? No worries, MyFoodness delivers to your doorstep with contactless delivery! MyFoodness is one of the fastest growing delivery Apps in Africa. Users simply order on the app and pay digitally (no exchange of physical cash). Items that can be ordered from the app include groceries from Spar G-West, restaurant food from Kebbabish, The Daily Grind, Saffron, Eastern Crescent, Fego, Pizzahut, The Meatin Joint, and many more. MyFoodness has fully trained their delivery staff to do contactless delivery’, which they implemented recently to help their riders, restaurant partners and consumers stay safe and free from COVID-19.

MyFoodness app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

For more info, visit: https://www.myfoodness.co.bw/

  1. ClassMate Online

We make home schooling more efficient with Classmate Online! Classmate Online is an inclusive, Social E-Learning platform for students and educators to access educational content and promote collaborative learning. The platform currently offers educational Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) content such as syllabuses, past examination papers, education quizzes, e-library books, video tutorials. With Classmate Online, education is not limited to the classroom teaching environment. With Classmate, we can achieve improved academic results amid COVID 19.

Download Classmate from the Google Play Store. Purchase Classmate Bundles using *180# USSD code via BTC mobile

For more information visit: Classmate Online Facebook Page

  1. Skymart BW

No need to move around, you can order goods at the comfort and convenience of your home! SkymartBW is an e-commerce online marketplace that is transforming the local and regional industry. With SkymartBW, customers can purchase their products online at their own convenience and comfort. Businesses can also pitchup a Sky Seller Store and sell their products and services online. SkymartBW has 210 merchants with over 7000 items for customers to choose from. SkymartBW makes same day deliveries within Gaborone and surrounding areas and delivers within 1-2 days around Botswana through Sprint Couriers and DHL Botswana.  SkymartBW also has delivery partners; Botswana Post EMS, DHL International and Fedex Economy for the rest of the world.

Visit www.skymartbw.com or browse Google Play app and use the search to find the product you want to buy and follow the prompts and steps to make an order online.

Visit over 200 merchants see here https://www.skymartbw.com/directory-of-sellers/

  1. PriceMate

You can compare prices at your fingertips before you shop! Pricemate is a price comparison website giving consumers easy access and an opportunity to compare products as well as services across the country for FREE before they embark on shopping. Pricemate hosts shopping catalogues/specials from various merchants across Botswana, restaurant menus, newspaper front pages and it offers advertising slots for companies to advertise their products and services. The user-friendly website boosts more than 70 000 visitors to date.

PriceMate is available on Google Play Store for android users as well as on its website.

For more information on PriceMate, visit www.pricemate.info

  1. RETENTION Range

Digitally driven education is the way to go now and beyond! RETENTION Range is an Open Source Software Company manufacturing computers, parts, components and accessories. The computers have 3 packages namely;  RETENTIONedu which offers desktops and laptops for schools and home running on RETENTIONedu Operating system; RETENTIONclassic offering desktops and laptops running on linuxmint operating system and RETENTIONlegacy Desktops and laptops running on Microsoft windows operating system.

RETENTIONedu comes pre-packaged with educational content for pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary students. The educational material is a combination of visual, audio, interactive, practicals and teaching aids that assist students in learning. The latest addition to the package is a desktop application for pre and primary school exercises and tests.  These exercises and tests are currently offered online for free as a contribution towards education continuity in the face of the COVID 19 virus.

Get your preferred package of RETENTION Range from Retention Range Company on info@retentionrange.co.bw

Visit www.retentionrange.co.bw for access to exercises and tests.

In addition to these innovative solutions, BIH has a pool of developers who are ready to deploy the necessary solutions, get in-touch with BIH on 3913328.

Companies and/or Projects under the BIH incubation, acceleration or network membership benefit from an array of services including; technical advice, coaching, mentorship, access to markets, access to partner programmes, office space, subsidised  corporate tax, special dispensation of the import of skilled personnel and many other tailored interventions to help them grow.

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