The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) has shortlisted 16 innovators across Africa for its 5th annual Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation – in a move to recognize their efforts to solve problems across sub-Saharan Africa. In the shortlisted innovators includes two Ugandans; Anne Rweyora and Paul Matovu. "Through the Africa Prize, we’ve...
It takes a certain type of person to become a successful entrepreneur. While there is no cookie-cutter solution to running a profitable business, there are some qualities that you must possess and rules you must follow to master an industry and compete with your rivals. If you want to ensure...
Uganda's Techpreneur; Abraham Natukunda for his innovation; eNose - a sensor for tea processing, has emerged among the 10 nominees of the 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) Awards in an announcement that was made today by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF). Abraham is the Founder and Managing Director of Inter Connect...
Three (3) of Ugandan startups; TruTrade, Nampya Farmer’s Market, and National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises Limited (NUCAFE) were among the twelve (12) startups from across Africa chosen for the first cohort of Ashoka Social Investment Accelerator, with Kenya and Uganda having the most selected startups. The main aim of the...
Three Kenyan Inclusive Innovators/teams; Lynk, Solar Freeze, and We Farm as Africa Regional Winners for the 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) competition. The three will be among twenty (20) Regional Winners who will gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the final round of the global tournament on...
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...
Three Ugandan entrepreneurs; David Gonahasa; Founder of Roundbob, Nielsimms Sangho of Intership, and Francis Nkurunungi of Xente are part of the 1,000 entrepreneurs to be part of the eFounders Fellowship program. The eFounders Fellowship is part of Jack Ma's pledge to empower and support young entrepreneurs and small business from developing countries...
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a Pan-African Entrepreneurship Portal-Platform, YAS (Youth for Africa and SDGs) for young African entrepreneurs with the intent of cultivating an ecosystem that will promote mentorship, funding, information-sharing and networking. The platform is facilitated by Dublin-based; Global management consulting and professional services firm; Accenture plc. "YAS will...
Women in Technology Uganda (WITU) in partnership with U.S-based tech firm; Provide Her, have partnered to launch the Women Global Rising Project - an entrepreneurial training and job connection program that aims to support young women to find digital work, offering training in relevant digital skills, testing and connections. This program...
In addition to providing necessary tools for traditional entrepreneurs, the internet has created entirely new opportunities for venturing into business. Some of the biggest companies out there today are doing all of their business on the web. In fact, some business models wouldn’t even exist without the internet. Jumia, a...