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

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Winning at MTN App Challenge opened the door to a new world

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...

MTN App Challenge winners, Yoza laundry service launches in Beta

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...

Andela, a startup that pays developers in Africa to learn how to code

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...

University students develop app that detects Pneumonia

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,...

Rwanda startup wins $50,000 investment from FinTech for Agriculture

Ghanaian startup Farmerline, which is expanding to East Africa and provides agricultural information to farmers, and Rwanda’s Atikus Insurance, which expands access to credit by increasing the capacity of MSME lenders...

Ensibuuko joins 18 other startups for SPRING – East African accelerator

East African accelerator SPRING has announced the 18 participants in its inaugural programme in the region, selecting promising entrepreneurs with products or services that could transform the lives of adolescent girls. SPRING...

Kenyan startup to launch Smart Jackets for motorcyclists

Kenyan startup CladLight is to launch its Smart Jackets into the market by the end of this year, looking to improve road safety through wearable technology. CladLight was founded in November 2013,...

25 Startups make it to PIVOT East 2015 finals

After an intense evaluation process by a panel involving over 15 investors, PIVOT East is  happy to announce the top 25 exceptional startups that will participate in PIVOT East 2015. The finalists, 5...

Bright future awaits Uganda app developers

In 2011, the telecom sector in Uganda was awash with promotions promising subscribers almost free calls. As a result, call prices dropped by over 70% and a number of experts warned...

Wearable ‘CH4’ helps you keep track of your farts

Now there’s a wearable device that helps reduce the frequency of farting-induced awkwardness. CH4 (the chemical formula for methane) is a device that comes from a New York-based team, which is...
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NSSF Launches Transaction Alerts to Members

Uganda’s top Pension body, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has rolled out a transaction alert service for her members. The development was revealed by...

INNOVATION

4 out of 10 Teams to Win USD$10,000 Each in Seed...

Tech and incubation hub Outbox and UNFPA will on Tuesday 30th, May 2017 award four winning teams out of ten teams a mentorship program, seed funding of up-to...