Three (3) of Ugandan startups; TruTrade, Nampya Farmer’s Market, and National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises Limited (NUCAFE) were among the twelve (12) startups from across Africa chosen for the first cohort of Ashoka Social Investment Accelerator, with Kenya and Uganda having the most selected startups. The main aim of the...
Three Kenyan Inclusive Innovators/teams; Lynk, Solar Freeze, and We Farm as Africa Regional Winners for the 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) competition. The three will be among twenty (20) Regional Winners who will gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the final round of the global tournament on...
Following last year's call for African entrepreneurs to send in their entries for the Obama Foundation Fellowship Programme - a program that seeks to support outstanding civic innovators in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation, 200 entrepreneurs were selected...
Three Ugandan entrepreneurs; David Gonahasa; Founder of Roundbob, Nielsimms Sangho of Intership, and Francis Nkurunungi of Xente are part of the 1,000 entrepreneurs to be part of the eFounders Fellowship program. The eFounders Fellowship is part of Jack Ma's pledge to empower and support young entrepreneurs and small business from developing countries...
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a Pan-African Entrepreneurship Portal-Platform, YAS (Youth for Africa and SDGs) for young African entrepreneurs with the intent of cultivating an ecosystem that will promote mentorship, funding, information-sharing and networking. The platform is facilitated by Dublin-based; Global management consulting and professional services firm; Accenture plc. "YAS will...
Women in Technology Uganda (WITU) in partnership with U.S-based tech firm; Provide Her, have partnered to launch the Women Global Rising Project - an entrepreneurial training and job connection program that aims to support young women to find digital work, offering training in relevant digital skills, testing and connections. This program...
In addition to providing necessary tools for traditional entrepreneurs, the internet has created entirely new opportunities for venturing into business. Some of the biggest companies out there today are doing all of their business on the web. In fact, some business models wouldn’t even exist without the internet. Jumia, a...
The Young Achievers Awards, an initiative that rewards excellence, hard work and innovation of youth in Uganda - on Tuesday announced their open nomination for its 9th edition. The nomination are open to young people who are impacting society and their communities through unique and creative entrepreneur and businesses and...
With more than 150,000 Africans from 114 countries worldwide applying to join the 4th cycle of The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, Uganda had 125 entrepreneurs making it to the cycle. The programme is the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship and represents the foundation's 10 year, USD$100 million commitment, to identify and...
With more than 150,000 Africans from 114 countries worldwide applying to join the 4th cycle of The Tony Elumelu Foundation's 10-year, USD$100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, the Foundation on Thursday announced 1,000 African entrepreneurs with the most innovative, high-potential business ideas. TEF Founder, Tony O. Elumelu, in a press statement, said the number and quality...