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

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...
You are here on this page because you are looking to hire a knowledgeable and reputed IT consulting industry, right? Unquestionably, there are a lot of benefits to partnering with a capable company to handle your entire business network infrastructure and information technology solutions but finding the right industry...
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....
A few years ago, no one would have associated sub-Saharan Africa with technological innovation. Today iHub, Hive Colab, Outbox, kLab among several others are the new buzz terms for the thriving IT industry in Africa, and software "Made in Africa" is a term used commonly around the globe. While co-working...
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 via reimagined insurance and technology risk solutions have been named winners of the Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture...
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, and has raised US$41,000 from the Nailab – where it was incubated – and a crowdfunding campaign. CladLight’s Smart...
Have you heard of XaaS (X as a Service)? X stands for anything. Well, soon you will have almost anything as a service. We are coming to an era where almost all assets and technology will be provided as a service. Software, platforms, manpower, and technology will all be...
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...
Startups germinate as a result of the passion and enthusiasm of an entrepreneur who wants to start something on his own. Tens of thousands of businesses start up every year, and a lot of them close down within the same year. A vast majority of the remaining companies that...