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Jumia on Thursday last week, met with different vendors on its platform, in a conference aimed at teaching them how to multiply their sales. The event featured a presentation by Manon Salamon, Jumia’s Chief Commercial Officer, that focused on the opportunities e-commerce provides for business owners and how to best...
Uganda's ride-hailing app for motorcycle taxis; Safeboda and online bus ticketing app; UgaBus Inc. were nominated in the 2018 AppsAfrica Awards in Best African App and Mobility & Transport categories respectively. With winners set to be announced on 12th November, 2018, from the 70 finalists, Uganda has only two nomination while likes of...
The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) has launched an Artificial Intelligent (AI) health chatbot, a first in Uganda and on the African continent. The new chatbot is personalized as a female personal health advisor named “Mirembe” that offers free triage and care advice to health symptoms in Facebook Messenger. Mirembe...
Good news to the team building the BreastIT startup, as they emerged winners of the Pistoia Alliance President’s (PAP) Startup Challenge in Boston, U.S.A. The team lead by Moris Atwine and his teammates; Alvin Kabwama, and David Mwesigwa, received a cash prize of USD$20,000 (roughly about UGX76.8 million) that will help...
This morning, the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) launched the Government of Uganda helpdesk, Service Desk. Government IT officials were hosted to a breakfast at Royal Suites, Bugolobi, where a customer service engagement was undertaken and feedback sought on their service experience with NITA-U. The Service Desk has been established...
Wefarm, the world’s largest farmer-to farmer digital network, announced that it has reached over 1.1 million users across Kenya and Uganda, with plans underway to expand its operations to Tanzania and across Africa beginning next year. “Hitting one million farmers is the first step in our global expansion and we’re expecting...
Banking firm; Stanbic Bank Uganda, early last month, rolled out a campaign dubbed 'DigiCashBack' - that sees to reward 100 of its customers with UGX 100 million from daily draws, for making transactions through its digital channels. On Wednesday, the bank rewarded the first twenty (20) winners with UGX...
At the on-going Youth Connekt Summit, scheduled to end today, has seen 4 entrepreneurs receive a cash prize of USD$5,000 (roughly UGX19 million) at the first time ever YouthConnekt Africa Awards - that will help them boost and grow their business ideas. The entrepreneurs from Nigeria (2), Rwanda (1), and Kenya...
Following its 100 mark milestone back in June this year, where Pan-Afrikan Innovation Hub Network; AfriLabs added 40 new technology and incubation hubs to its network, summing it up to 100 hubs across 30 African countries, the company early this month added new 23 hubs extending its reach to 4 new...
After listing 10 Justice Innovations finalists from Uganda, Yunga emerged winner with Tunga Innovations Ltd coming in the second place. While, Prison Officer Legal Empowerment (POLE) was selected as Audience. Yunga a team of about 5 member, came up with a local rescue digital network for neighbors, that allows them to communicate with...