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...
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...
At the on-going Youth Connekt Summit, scheduled to end today, has seen 4 entrepreneurs receive a cash prize of USD$5,000 (roughly UGX19 million) at the first time ever YouthConnekt Africa Awards - that will help them boost and grow their business ideas. The entrepreneurs from Nigeria (2), Rwanda (1), and Kenya...
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...
Kenyan incubator Nailab has announced the 15 startups; two Ugandan startups: ClinicPesa and Kaaro Health inclusive, that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme; implemented by the German International Cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as part of BMZ’s Digital Africa Initiative. The...
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...
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...
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...
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...