Netherlands-based travel fare aggregator and booking service firm; Booking.com in collaboration with STEAMD firm; iamtheCODE are seeking to recruit top developers (**Females emphasized a lot) through a Hackathon that will held from 23rd to 24th November, 2017 that will be addressing the sustainable development goals in Uganda. The hackathon is in...
Uganda's telecom giant; MTN Uganda will on Saturday, October 28th 2017 host an exhibition for the 45 selected nominees that were selected from the 200 submissions for its 2nd annual MTN Innovation Awards that will be held at the Shoprite Lugogo Mall parking area. The purpose of the exhibition is for...
Tech and incubation hub; Hive Colab will on Thursday host the Traction Camp - a regional acceleration program supported by the World Bank Group’s infoDev program and the governments of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Kenya aimed at nurturing startups in East Africa, so as to create globally competitive, growth-oriented,...
Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab); an early-stage accelerator backed by the Gates Foundation that supports entrepreneurs refine, grow and launch ground-breaking fintech ventures in developing countries has opened applications for its third startup bootcamp, which looks to identify and invest more than USD$1 million in African startups. During the one week bootcamp, entrepreneurs will...
Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE); a central hub designed to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age, returns with its 2nd annual digital startup accelerator program for entrepreneurs residing in or seeking to launch a company in Africa, open to all SMEs, startups, innovators, and freelancers. Interested applicants can...
US-based online publisher of tech industry news; TechCrunch earllier this week on Tuesday chose 15 startups across Africa to pitch at their annual Battlefield startup competition - one of the world’s premier startup competitions. Sponsored by Facebook, the competition was the first of its kind in Africa, and thus was looking...
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;...
Ugandan startup TrendingshoW is providing on-demand local television content to viewers via their mobile devices, enabling them to create their own programme lineups, set alarms for shows, and record content for later viewing. Launched as an independent company earlier this year, TrendingshoW also has a focus on big data analytics, allowing TV...
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has struck a partnership with Barefoot Law to provide legal support and mentorship to outstanding innovators who emerged winners in the 2017 ACIA Awards. Barefoot Law, a firm that provides the public with free legal information using innovative approaches will mentor the innovators in the...
Pan-Africkan innovation hub network; AfriLabs has been working through tech hubs to build an innovation infrastructure that encourages the growth of Africa’s knowledge economy by supporting the development of start-ups, technology, and innovation, fostering partnerships between tech hubs across the different regions and promoting opportunities that the hubs and their...