Teliman: Driver-centered mobility model assisting Malian development

Teliman's CTO Abdoulaye Maiga at 4YFN © CompassList

The startup addresses a basic necessity with its on-demand ride-hailing services while supporting the personal and economic progress of its drivers, including empowering women

African nation Mali is one of the world’s poorest and has been a relative desert in terms of technological disruption. Now, two expatriate Malians are changing the face of mobility in the country’s capital Bamako with their startup Teliman. Before Teliman's launch in 2018, there was no on-demand mobility service other than traditional taxis, which were unaffordable for most Malians. The startup’s solution – professionally driven motorcycle transportation services – has been embraced by 32,000 citizens of Bamako, saving them time in the congested city.Teliman’s CTO and co-founder Abdoulaye...
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