Shuttlers Emerges as a World Economic Forum 2023 Technology Pioneer

Shuttlers, a Nigerian mass transit service, earns the 2023 Technology Pioneer title by the World Economic Forum, spotlighting their innovative contributions to sustainable urban mobility solutions.

Shuttlers Emerges as a World Economic Forum 2023 Technology Pioneer

Shuttlers, Nigeria's leading tech-enabled, scheduled mass transit company, has been recognised as one of the 2023 Technology Pioneers by The World Economic Forum. This honour is awarded to 100 of the world’s most promising tech innovators making progress in sustainability, advanced manufacturing, and inclusive healthcare.

Today's announcement indicates Shuttlers' role in tackling the complex challenge of inefficient transportation infrastructure and costs in Africa’s metropolitan cities. Leveraging cutting-edge technology, Shuttlers offers a user-friendly platform facilitating bus ride sharing for individuals and companies in search of smart mobility solutions.

Verena Kuhn, Head of Innovator Communities at the World Economic Forum, commented, “The 2023 cohort of Technology Pioneers is already bringing great changes to industries around the world; selectees are at the forefront of innovation and disruption needed to help us solve the world’s most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the Forum's content work that brings together the public and private sectors to tackle these global issues."

Founded in 2015, Shuttlers has continuously revolutionised the transportation landscape, providing a reliable and sustainable alternative to traditional commute options. It showcases innovation, convenience, and efficiency in urban transportation, transforming stressful commutes into productive and enjoyable experiences.

The Technology Pioneer recognition by WEF is a testament to Shuttlers’ efforts to contribute to sustainable urban development and affirms their position as a market leader in Africa’s tech-mobility sector. It marks a significant milestone for Shuttlers and reinforces its commitment to continue to address urban transportation challenges.

Shuttlers co-founder and CEO, Damilola Olokesusi, stated, “I am thrilled about Shuttlers’ selection as one of the Technology Pioneers 2023 by the World Economic Forum, this recognises our relentless pursuit of innovation and the remarkable impact we are making in the world. This is even more exciting for me as a member of the Global Shapers community.” “Being recognised among the most innovative and impactful companies worldwide is a testament to our collective dedication and hard work. Each team member has played a vital role in driving our success, and I am immensely proud of our achievements together.”

As a Technology Pioneer, Shuttlers will have the opportunity to participate in the World Economic Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with policymakers and private sector leaders to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.

About Shuttlers:

Shuttlers is Nigeria's leading tech-enabled scheduled mass transit company. The company provides safe, reliable, and affordable transportation solutions to Nigerians, with a focus on creating impact in communities across the country. Shuttlers is committed to tackling the negative impact of inefficiencies in the mobility space, which is visible in the quality of life, mental health, and work productivity of commuters. The company also creates jobs, reduces its carbon footprint, and creates safer experiences for everyone, especially women.

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