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...
Ever wondered how much you can do in 60 seconds? For most people, that is such a short time that the results of work done within that timeframe are negligible. But online, such is enough time fore over 6 million pageviews on Facebook, 1.3 million video views on YouTube, over...
Jumia Market Uganda on Wednesday announced the launch of Black Friday this November, giving Ugandans access to more deals than ever before. Exclusive deals and discounts of up to 70% will be revealed across all product categories including electronics, appliances and fashion - and for the first time, Jumia Market...
Seedstars World, the biggest startup competition focused only in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes crowned Ghana-based startup Agrocenta which is tackling food access and stock flow issues across Ghana communities, as Seedstars Global Winner 2018 winning up to USD$500,000 in equity investment and some unique growth opportunities. "Agrocenta won...
According to new reports, DEMO Africa; a flagship initiatives of LIONS@frica has today shortlisted 35 startups out of 956 applications that were submitted in from 29 African countries that will undergo the final vetting to pitch at this year’s launch event in Johannesburg, South Africa where only 26 startups will make...
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with Outbox, a local business incubator, today launched a health-based innovation accelerator dubbed ‘Up Accelerate.’ This innovative program is part of a regional initiative by UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office, with funding from UKAID. Up Accelerate seeks to explore new and...
MTN on Friday officially introduced a new smartphone app dubbed “MTN Uganda Guide” for the country’s incoming travelers as well as local tourists. The app guides you with recommendations on accommodation in Kampala and beyond, restaurants & bars, adventure activities such as; museums & monuments, modes of transport and so forth. With Uganda Travel Month; a new and exciting...
It took the world over 100 years to get to a billion telephone users, but less than 10 years to get to a billion smartphone users. When asked why she believes in Technology, Seedstars World CEO, Alisee de Tonnac said, "technology elevates the lives of those who had no chance of...
During a press media cocktail that was held at the Kampala Serena hotel, Reach a Hand Uganda, in partnership with its sponsors led by JUMP by Vodafone Uganda together with NBS Television, Segal Family Foundation, to mention a few announced the 2017 nominees of the Young Achievers Awards. These...
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information, Communication Technology and National Guidance, Vincent Waiswa Bagiire has revealed that the government is willing to support innovators if their projects are well organized. “We want to support innovators but they should be organized, that’s why we need a thorough process analysis...