In the last two decades, it's tough to think of an industry that hasn't been touched by the hand of technology. From fitness to communication, entertainment and beyond, everything around us has now been enhanced and improved thanks to technology over the years. One industry that's increasingly become entwined...
The Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund is an initiative of the Inclusive Business Accelerator (IBA) platform, challenges private sectors to develop products, services and business models that can contribute to the fight against poverty and climate change. Javier Ayala; Consortium Leader at SNV; a firm that is managing the program, says...
Tech and incubation hub Outbox and UNFPA will on Tuesday 30th, May 2017 award four winning teams out of ten teams a mentorship program, seed funding of up-to USD$10000 (Roughly 36 million UGX) per team, business training, and technical guidance at the Up Accelerate Program that will be held at Outbox Hub. The finalist teams...
Ugandan Fintech startup, Smart Credit has won capital investment worth USD 100,000 (Approx. Shs362 Million) from a group of investors. Smart Credit, a solution to solving barriers to small businesses and credit access stood out during the pitching sessions dubbed “Face the Gorillas” at the Transform Africa Summit 2017 in...
Who has ever overcooked an egg, undercooked a chicken breast or totally massacred a seemingly benign grilled cheese sandwich? :raises hand: Pantelligent is an app-enhanced pan that alerts you when your food is perfectly cooked. The pan has a central temperature gauge and a Bluetooth-equipped handle that, when it touches your phone,...
Technology is advancing at a much faster pace today than it was 26 years ago. The progress we will experience in the next five to 10 years will definitely out-measure that of the last five to 10 years. We are just around the bend from life- and world-changing technologies...
Uganda’s startup BarefootLaw along side Ghana’s Farmerline and Kenya’s Kytabu emerged winners of the 2017 King Baudouin African Development Prize; a prize that rewards outstanding contributions made by individuals or organisations in the area of development in Africa. The Prize highlights innovative initiatives that improve the quality of life...
Tech entrepreneur; Evelyn Namara has been listed among 18 trailblazing female entrepreneurs for the 2018 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards - that are an international business plan competition created to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. With over 2900 applications from 130 Countries that were submitted in from 6 regions; Europe,...
Intellectual Property (IP) is protected in law by patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. By striking the right balance between the interests of innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an...
South African Airways (SAA) has launched a new mobile application which is accessible on iOs and Android mobile phones and tablets for its customers to make travelling information available to them on their fingertips. It gives customer access to view their booking information, check-in for a flight, find the status of...