The Anzisha Prize in its 9th running has opened applications for entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, among other—to submit their proposal for the 2019 Anzisha Prize Awards. Anzisha Prize one of Africa’s biggest award for young entrepreneurs. The initiative is run by African Leadership Academy (ALA)...
Four Ugandan entrepreneurs; Joseph Ogwal, Jennifer Achiro, Sheila Ampumuza, and Margaret Nalutaaya were among the 104 entrepreneurs (21 from East Africa) selected as Acumen 2019 fellows—dubbed as extraordinary leaders. They'll participate in the Acumen Fellows Program; a one-year leadership development program designed to connect and cultivate a pipeline of social changemakers who are committed to...
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced a new commitment to reach 100,000 learners across Africa over the next three years through HP Foundation’s HP LIFE Program. The Palo Alto, California-based Technology firm kicked off the commitment by opening an HP LIFE Center; a technology-enabled hub to facilitate learning, collaboration and entrepreneurship in a physical,...
Stanbic Bank on Friday 23rd, November awarded graduation certificates to 420 entrepreneurs from 119 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through its business incubator. This is the second cohort to graduate since the incubator was launched earlier this year. The first cohort saw 94 entrepreneurs from 34 businesses graduate. Therefore making...
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...