Redmond-based software firm, Microsoft Corp. is calling upon African game developers to participate in their annual Microsoft’s Dream.Build.Play Challenge. A challenge that pushes game makers to maximize their creativity and create experiences that engage gamers from across the world. The challenge isn't limited to Africans, but open to all creators, working...
The Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) is the flagship initiative of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) that awards over one million US dollars in prizes to Inclusive Innovators, organizations around the world that are using technology to solve a grand challenge of our time — to create shared...
Earlier this year in March, we reported that US based Pharmaceutical firm; Johnson & Johnson will launch the GenH Challenge - after seeing success of their first annual edition of the Africa Innovation Challenge 2017 that saw one of Uganda's innovation Project Pedal Tap named among the winners. The GenH challenge is a global social...
UNICEF’s Innovation Fund is looking for its next cohort of startups developing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) solutions with the potential to improve the lives of children, offering up to USD$90,000 equity-free seed funding and business support. This magazine reported earlier this year in February how Chris Fabian had...
Business/Entrepreneurship community-based firm; She Leads Africa has opened a 10-week entrepreneurship development programme aimed at supporting early-stage entrepreneurs building businesses in the beauty industry - for its its Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator. Interested participants will have to send in their applications not later than September 1st, 2017...
As we wait for the forthcoming 1776 pitch event to happen at tech-incubation hub; Hive Colab on September 7th this year, IT and Telecom firm; Uganda Telecom Limited is looking for opportunities to partner with talented minds in their one day upcoming hackathon dubbed 'UTL Hackathon' scheduled to happen...
Facebook is once again throwing its full support behind young, digital talent in South Africa, with a busy programme of events for Loeries 2017 Creative Week; the world’s largest social media community is sponsoring the Student Category of The Loeries Awards for the second year running, as well as...
The 2017 Young Achievers Awards winners who were announced on Saturday August 12th, 2017 during an auspicious gala at the Kampala Serena Hotel coinciding with the International Youth Day, have received 5 million UGX support from the government to scale up their ideas and innovations. The support, was handed over...
Global aerospace accelerator; Airbus BizLab has launched the #Africa4Future initiative, targeting East African startups that are innovating for the future applicable to the aerospace business. As competition in the aerospace industry intensifies, Airbus aims to accelerate the pace at which it can commercialize innovative ideas drawn from within Airbus, from...
ICT entrepreneurship and innovation development in the agricultural sector is taking shape in Uganda and offers new employment opportunities to the youth. This month’s Agri-Talk gives participants a chance to hear the remarkable cross-generational discussions between some of the country’s most interesting ICT in agriculture entrepreneurs. Therefore, Tech and Incubation...