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The Starter Plus is PC Tech's column on Startups and Innovation.

Development of digital channels is increasing the competition in B2B sector. The companies in the B2B sector are struggling to take right decisions on their channels to improve sales funnel. Any technology enterprise must have the capability to connect with decision makers about the essential challenge, goal or issue....
One of the first challenges, when someone begins a startup, is undoubtedly seeking investment. That is an important stage in the development that can have both a positive and negative impact on the final result. I personally consider that this stage has not much relation to the amount of the...
A team of Ugandan young innovators, Sparkplug, has developed a platform for city dwellers to engage and set agenda for dialogue to change their cities as well as connect with their community to take concrete, collective action. Named Urb, the mobile based platform allows the user to report and share...
One of the major causes of business failure is poor money management and/or inadequate financing. In fact, according to the NYTimes poor accounting is one of the top 5 reasons small businesses go belly up. It’s easy to overlook something when you’re trying to keep track of expenses, send out...
The business and tech space in Uganda is evolving at a very high speed, every day thousands of Ugandan entrepreneurs come up with brilliant ideas and innovations, today I give you a list of 5 top startups that continue to thrive and make money against all odds. Round bob I...
REFERRED to as the “world's first mobile money ready accounting system”, MYAccounts is an award-winning web-based accounting platform that’s seeking to revolutionize financial record-keeping for African SMEs. It’s web-based nature facilitates access via a wide range of devices, including smartphones and tablets. Earlier this year, the startup emerged as a winner...
Winning at the MTN App Challenge, for some of us (me), became an earned entrance into a world we had no idea we belonged. Remember that concept that lecturers emphasized (which felt more like they were reminding themselves than their listeners) at every gathering, “We’re shaping our students/youth to be...
Yoza Tech today announced the launch of their award winning application, Yoza laundry service in Kampala. The laundry service app was the winner of MTN Uganda’s 1st ever MTN App Challenge back in June 2015. Yoza is a Luganda and Runyankore dialect which translates to ‘Wash’. From that time till now,...
Meet Andela, a startup that pays kids in Africa to learn how to code, then gives them high-paying jobs at Fortune 500 companies. Africa has the largest pool of untapped tech talent in the world, according to Jeremy Johnson. The 31-year old says that for two reasons: Human brilliance is evenly distributed around...
A team of five students of Makerere University have come up with an app, Mama-Ope, that will help diagnose Pneumonia earlier in young children. Born out of the Big Ideas Innovations global online competition, the team was part of two groups from Makerere University that were representatives from Africa, competing against more than...