ukowapi UG

Making individuals reachable.

Founded in 2015 by

  • Steve Odhiambo

Incubation period

23-03-2015 to 31-03-2016

About ukowapi UG

ukowapi was founded in Darmstadt, Germany in 2015. The company exists to tackle one main problem, and that is the lack of a functional physical address system in the developing world. ukowapi hopes to achieve this by providing reliable and verifiable digital addresses as an alternative to underdeveloped physical address systems.

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The challenge


Making individuals reachable.


To completely revolutionize address systems in the developing world, thus transforming the way people do business. This will give rise to a safer, more connected and more accessible world.

The solution

ukowapi's self titled product, 'uko wapi?', is the result of an award winning concept. "uko wapi?" is Swahili and means "where are you?". As the name suggests, uko wapi? is a dedicated location based service.As well as providing a low-cost advertizing platform, uko wapi? also provides business and location intelligence - a source of valuable insights for businesses. This GNSS-based digital alternative to physical address systems is a groundbreaking mobile solution that facilitates growth in the e-commerce industry by enabling the development of innovative business models