The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) has shortlisted 16 innovators across Africa for its 5th annual Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation – in a move to recognize their efforts to solve problems across sub-Saharan Africa. In the shortlisted innovators includes two Ugandans; Anne Rweyora and Paul Matovu. "Through the Africa Prize, we’ve...
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...
inCcelerate a new accelerator programme which will be offering Ugandan startups access to a full-time three-month programme that offers a practical pathway to design the best possible products through a hands-on curriculum, providing solid pathways for local entrepreneurs to gain skills, and also help innovators to navigate complex startup...
Crown Bottlers Uganda; Marketing Director and board member of Uganda Manufacturers Association; Prof. Maggie Kigozi together with Ashish J. Thakkar; Founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation will be headlining the Young Entrepreneurship Day (YED) at the Africa 2017 Forum next month in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from December 7th to...
Geoffrey Ssekatatwa, the founder of Ugandan startup Brent Technologies has emerged among the 12 top winners in the third edition of the Africa Entrepreneurship Awards 2017. The awards which are an initiative of BMCE BANK of Africa aim to support African entrepreneurs. They have since their launch in 2015, encouraged 33...
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...
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...
Uganda's Techpreneur; Abraham Natukunda for his innovation; eNose - a sensor for tea processing, has emerged among the 10 nominees of the 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) Awards in an announcement that was made today by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF). Abraham is the Founder and Managing Director of Inter Connect...
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;...
FitFeet; a Ugandan based footwear manufacturing social enterprise startup firm alongside 3 other African startups: Nigeria’s online automated savings platform Piggybank, Kenya's based micro-lending place for Africa Pezesha, and South African tradesman review and booking platform Kandua, will be a part of the 20th cohort of Silicon Valley-based incubator Blackbox Connect...