UNICEF through its Innovation Fund, is looking to invest up to USD$100,000 (roughly UGX372,765,000) seed funding in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence startups—that have the potential to benefit humanity. The call of applications is limited to startups registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source prototype showing promising results....
If you've kept a keen eye on the business world, then you'll be well aware that companies running a sharing economy business model have been incredibly successful and show no signs of slowing down. We're talking the likes of ride-sharing companies Uber (which was recently banned in Egypt) and...
African startups have till Jan. 11th to submit their applications for a chance to pitch live at the Africa Startup Summit which will be held at the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali—scheduled to run from Feb. 13th to Feb. 15th. 10 promising startups will be given the chance to take to the...
Five Senegalese innovators have been selected to receive USD$2,000 (roughly UGX7,491,700) seed-funding from the Senegal Start-Up Accelerator—to kick-start their business. In addition, they also received six months of business incubation. The winners on the other hand stand a chance to secure additional funding upon completion of the program. The Senegal...
Ugandan innovator, Ketty Adoch was among the 11 changemakers selected from 200 applicants as recipients of Microsoft and National Geographic Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Earth Innovation Grants. The 11 recipients were announced at an event on Dec. 11th at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The joint partnership of the two companies...
Seedstars World, the biggest startup competition focused only in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes has selected startups across Africa to participate in its 5th Annual Seedstars summit in Switzerland next year. The search for promising startups begun from Maputo (Mozambique) on 15th June and 10th December in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)....
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its first Africa Innovation Challenge calling upon innovators, researchers and community-based initiatives that are working on novel solutions to improve health outcomes. This Challenge will prioritize innovative and scalable healthcare solutions for selection in the categories of Product Innovation, Service Innovation, and Social...
Forty young people in eight teams from Adjumani, Arua, Yumbe, Moyo, Kitgum, Agago, Amuru and Lamwo have been selected to benefit from a UGX144 million (roughly USD$38,608) startup fund from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to help them kick-start their social businesses addressing challenges faced by women, adolescents...
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...
Akorion has secured a grant of USD$75,000 (approx. UGX279,517,500) after their new solution; EzyArmyWorm (EAW), an enhancement of the pest and disease diagnostic in the EzyAgric app came as runners-up for USAID’s Fall Armyworm Tech Prize. Kenya's Farm.Ink for their solution; Fall Armyworm Virtual Advisor emerged the overall winners securing a grant...