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    African innovators headed for Silicon Valley


    The founders of the Tuse startup, Sabelo Sibanda and Thulisile Volwana, are on their way to Founders Space, a startup accelerator in San Francisco. South Africans Sibanda and Volwana are excited to have been invited to the prestigious Founders Space, one of the world’s top ten innovation incubators. The two will attend mentoring workshops over a two-week period in Silicon Valley in October.


    Tuse is an Android app that allows users to create wireless mesh networks using their WI-Fi enabled mobile devices. The app allows users to transfer data and make calls to each other without internet access. They credit co-founder Michael Kyazze for his innovative thinking. Sibanda and Volwana are founders of Millbug, a technology company based in Port Elizabeth. They entered the technology scene in 2014 with the Vuya tablet, Africa’s first solar-powered tablet.


    Sibanda and Volwana predicts that Tuse will have exciting implications for the Internet of Things (IoT). Derived from the French and Spanish, “tu se”, the name literally means, “you are”, in English.


    iReporter: Selwyn Milborrow

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