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...
In May this year, we reported ten (10) startup and social entrepreneurial teams that emerged as finalists for the second call for applications of the Up Accelerate Program - pitching their startup ideas to a panel of independent judges; Mr. Alfred Wise; Country Director of Living Goods in Uganda, Ms. Susan Ajok;...
Tech and Entrepreneurship innovation hub; TechBuzz has scheduled to kick start a "Startup Facility Program" - a comprehensive six (6) months facilitated program they has been recommended for starters, budding entrepreneurs, startups, innovators, and managers with the main aim of reducing the high rate of startup fails. With this Program, participants will...
BMCE Bank of Africa early this month announced its 4th edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) that was launched in 2014 at the Marrakech Global Entrepreneurship Summit and illustrates the bank's ambition to encourage entrepreneurship across borders in Africa by rewarding talent and technology. This initiative aims to support talented...
In August this year, we reported how Uganda’s very own startup entrepreneur ‘Ignatius Ahumuza’ was named among the finalists of the 7th annual Anzisha Grand Prize - an entrepreneurship challenge competition that has a partnership between African Leadership Academy, Mastercard Foundation, and Louis Dreyfus Foundation that offers cash prizes and support to...
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...
The Centre for Global Enterprise (CGE) has launched a new training programme dedicated to African women entrepreneurs, with applications now open to the inaugural edition of the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC). AWEC is a 12-month training programme which aims to build a pan-African community of women entrepreneurs and business...
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...
Two Ugandan entrepreneurs; Zilla Mary Arach; Co-Founder and CTO of Akorion, and Elizabeth Nyeko; Co-Founder of Mandulis Energy were listed among the six (6) African entrepreneurs that attended this year’s Westerwelle Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany where they learned and taught about German initiatives to foster entrepreneurship and...
Alibaba Business School and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) brought together 24 Africa-based entrepreneurs to participate in the inaugural eFounders Initiative. The eFounders Initiative is the first step to fulfill the commitment Jack Ma made as the UNCTAD Special Adviser for Young Entrepreneurs and Small Business to help...