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MTN Uganda Celebrates Brian Namanya’s Journey With Tubayo

Brian Namanya is the founder of a local startup Tubayo, that is reshaping travel experiences in Uganda.

Story Highlights
  • Brian Namanya recognized by MTN Uganda as a true trailblazer dedicated to revitalizing domestic tourism.
  • Tubayo is a local startup reshaping travel experiences in Uganda proudly boasting with over 30,000 app users, offering a diverse array of experiences.
  • Tubayo's exponential growth transcends mere business success; it's about reshaping the tourism landscape in Uganda.

Brian Namanya founder and CEO of Tubayo has been recognized by MTN Uganda as a true trailblazer dedicated to revitalizing domestic tourism.

Tubayo is a local startup reshaping travel experiences in Uganda proudly boasting with over 30,000 app users, offering a diverse array of experiences without owning a single hotel. The platform’s growth is marked by its pivotal role in the industry, connecting individuals in the travel sector, and enabling them to earn through furnished homes and experiences.

Brian’s journey is a testament to resilience, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to challenging the conventional in the dynamic landscape of Ugandan entrepreneurship.

His venture into the tech world commenced with an extraordinary accomplishment — persuading thousands to join an online travel platform. However, it was in 2018 that Tubayo was conceived, transforming into a marketplace where tourism stakeholders unite, creating a stage for an unparalleled travel experience.

The subsequent year, 2019, witnessed a surge in bookings, leading to the launch of Tubayo’s website amid high expectations.

Under Brian’s astute leadership, Tubayo has undergone strategic pivots, introducing five distinct business units: Travel-Homes-Experiences, Marketday, Ticketing, Tubayo Stores, and Merchandise-Sports-Casual.

This diversification not only enhances user offerings but significantly contributes to Tubayo’s overall success. The company’s influence extends globally with the establishment of Tubayo Inc. in San Francisco, proudly showcasing Uganda’s potential to the world.

Recognitions and Awards

Tubayo’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, receiving numerous accolades that underscore its disruptive influence. The startup has been honored with the Startup of the Year Awards with CYE in 2022, UNCDF and StartUp Uganda in 2021.

Brian himself has been recognized as the Technology Influencer of the Year by Pulse in both 2022 and 2023.

Tubayo’s exponential growth transcends mere business success; it’s about reshaping the tourism landscape in Uganda. Through the Marketday platform, over 2400 entrepreneurs have discovered market access for brand and sales growth, contributing significantly to the overall economic development of the country.

Tubayo’s innovative approach has empowered local communities, showcasing the potential of technology to drive positive change.

MTN Uganda Celebrates Brian Namanya’s Unstoppable Journey

In acknowledgment of Brian Namanya’s entrepreneurial prowess and Tubayo’s remarkable impact, MTN Uganda extends its heartfelt celebration to this visionary leader. As Tubayo continues to redefine travel experiences in Uganda, MTN calls upon fellow Ugandans to rally behind Brian’s endeavor, contributing to the unstoppable progress of the nation.

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Joan Banura

Joan Banura is an aspiring journalist with a passion for all things tech. She is committed to providing insightful and thought-provoking content that keeps our readers informed and engaged.
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