Zimbabwean startup Road Rules is the winner of the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) Boostcamp challenge.
The startup, which works to educate drivers about Zimbabwe’s highway laws, also wants to equip road users with traffic laws and regulations to help curb corruption on the roads.
HiiL hosted the Innovating Justice Challenge to look for startups with innovative ideas related to legal solutions.
Road Rules is now 5000 Euros richer and will also attend the HiiL’s Justice Entrepreneur School (JES) in The Hague this December. JES is a business accelerator specifically helps in justice innovations.
Tawanda Chikosi of Road rules will attend the school alongside Samantha N Ngcolomba of South Africa’s Lady Liberty, a mobile legal office which enables lawyers to visit remote areas and offer assistance around family law issues.
A total of seven startups from South Africa and Zimbabwe presented their innovations to a panel of judges.
“We’ve been highly impressed with the quality of justice innovations that have come out of the Southern Africa region over the last year,” said Head of the HiiL Justice Accelerator, Wilfried de Wever, “Road Rules and Lady Liberty are two of the strongest startups we’ve seen globally. All of our semi-finalists are exceptional, however, and we hope to be able to increase our activity in the area to provide more entrepreneurs with more support and the tools they need to bring justice to all in the future.”
A number of regional semi-finalists will also receive extra financial and logistic support from HiiL