The United Nations Population Fund Uganda in partnership with Outbox Hub and Reach A Hand Uganda have on Tuesday launched another annual edition of its health based social incubator Up Accelerate; The WAY Edition focusing on supporting youth from eight districts of Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Arua, Kitgum, Lamwo, Moyo,...
Ecobank last week announced 11 finalists for its second annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge - a challenge that gives African Fintech startups a chance to promote their Fintech solutions, and potentially to partner with Ecobank in rolling-out their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets. The challenge is designed in partnership with the...
The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, last week announced the finalists of the 2018 edition of the Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion that saw 10 of African startups make it. The competition founded in 2015...
Innovation makes the world go around, and in many ways gives us something to look forward to. Thanks to the many innovations that continue to emerge in technology, the world has become interconnected, fast-paced, and continues to evolve. The impacts of technology have been felt in just about every...
Ugandan startups Akaboxi - a digital financial inclusion system that enables smallholder farmers in a community to manage and monitor their savings together, and Lawyers 4 Farmers -  a team of lawyers working with farmers to help them solve legal challenges they face, are among the 23 African startups that emerge finalists...
The Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU) has selected 35 students from different universities across the country to participate at its Agriculture Hackathon - funded by the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC). The selected students are given up to 5 days beginning 30th July to 3rd August to come up with ICT...
Andela over the weekend held its inaugural Andela Uganda Developer Conference at its new hub in Kampala. The flagship event saw Andela’s software developers joined by Uganda’s leading tech influencers and entrepreneurs, discuss the challenges and opportunities that young aspiring developers in the Ugandan tech ecosystem face. Andela Uganda’s recently...
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has partnered with Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) to organize a university hackathon that will see innovators (university students) come up with ICT solutions that can solve agricultural problems. The event is scheduled to run for 5 days beginning 30th July to 3rd August at...
Finnish based IT firm, Nokia Corp. on Thursday officially launched its 6th Nokia Open Innovation Challenge (NOIC), with its focus being on industrial automation and the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) domain. NOIC administered by Nokia Bell Labs in partnership with NGP Capital, is an annual global competition that seeks...
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...