In what can be considered a massive boost to its operations, Cloudline – South African drone/logistics start-up – has been tapped to participate in
the $140,000 MassChallenge Israel 2019 accelerator cohort.
Cloudline is the only African start-up out of the 52 startups that will take part in its 2019 cohort.
It was selected from nearly 500 candidates in Israel and more than 40 countries around the world.
Selected companies will access one of the deepest and largest active mentor networks in Israel, and have access to a dynamic workspace.
The programme will conclude with a pitch day in July, when 10 winners will secure prizes such as all-expenses-paid business trips to Boston and New York, as well as up to US$140,000 in zero-equity cash prizes.
Cloudline is a tech start-up that leverages lighter-than-air technology and the latest developments in unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver essential goods and services to the 1 billion people without direct access to roads and runways
It carries not only emergency goods, but enables the carriage of products from remote communities to central markets on the return journey.
By so doing, Cloudline reaches the remotest communities in rural villages, island nations and disaster stricken areas; thanks to long range and no need for infrastructure at the destination.
It combines existing technologies to carry freight without harmful carbon emissions or other pollutants