Yango reaffirms support towards SMEs and technological development.

International ride-hailing service Yango solidified its commitment to empoweringNamibian entrepreneurs and small businesses by partnering with The BusinessSummit (BSN) at the 4th edition.The summit, held on July 6th in Windhoek, served as a dynamic platform forknowledge sharing, networking, and fostering innovation within the Namibianbusiness landscape.Hannes and Eve Rides owner and a Yango partner, Evelina Shangheta, shared herinspiring entrepreneurial journey and highlighted the transformative impact of theYango platform, which is based on cooperation with partners and localtransportation companies.”There’s no business that I have not tried. As a police officer by profession, I’vealways dreamed of creating generational wealth and meeting investors that willhelp me scale up my business. Yango gave me a platform to grow through itstechnology, training, and connections with investors and other stakeholders.“Over the past year, I managed to scale my business as a Yango Partner bylearning from those who know more than me. Being a Yango partner frominception, we have grown our business by 15% every month and we are proud tohave a fleet of 3000 registered drivers.and we keep growing,” she stated.As part of the summit, there was a dedicated panel which included KabandaChewe (Yango Regional Manager for Southern Africa, English SpeakingCountries), CJ Dumeni (Country Manager for Yango in Namibia), and EvelinaNdeuyamo Shangheta (Co-founder of Hannes and Eve Yango Partner). The panelshared insights on business and technology.While encouraging attendees to explore the diverse opportunities within the Yangoecosystem. CJ Dumeni stressed the support entrepreneurs receive from the techcompany and how this develops Namibia’s startup ecosystem, saying, “We bringtechnologies to help people run their businesses effectively. It’s about empoweringlocal transportation businesses with the right software and business developmentfor them to be able to scale.” The summit featured a keynote address by the CEO of Bathu Shoes, Theo Baloyi, who emphasized the importance of sharing African stories and building sustainable
futures. Martin Nankela, Founder of The Business Summit Namibia, highlighted the event’s tangible impact on business growth and job creation. “Platforms such as the BSN creates opportunities for entrepreneurs to share their
experiences and have conversations about how they could contribute to employment creation,” he remarked. A beneficiary and participant at the summit, Popyeni Amadhila, the founder of Popyeni Jewels, expressed her enthusiasm for the networking opportunities at the event, stating, “I absolutely loved being part of the BSN. The networking was invaluable, and the atmosphere felt incredibly welcoming and supportive. The event’s setup was also stunning, and I was impressed by the diverse range of
products offered by fellow SMEs.” Yango’s participation in The Business Summit Namibia brought to light the company’s commitment to enabling the growth of entrepreneurs, creating income- generating opportunities for drivers, and providing advanced safety features,
affordability, and convenience for passengers.