Innovation makes the world go around, and in many ways gives us something to look forward to. Thanks to the many innovations that continue to emerge in technology, the world has become interconnected, fast-paced, and continues to evolve. The impacts of technology have been felt in just about every...
Ugandan startups Akaboxi - a digital financial inclusion system that enables smallholder farmers in a community to manage and monitor their savings together, and Lawyers 4 Farmers -  a team of lawyers working with farmers to help them solve legal challenges they face, are among the 23 African startups that emerge finalists...
The Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU) has selected 35 students from different universities across the country to participate at its Agriculture Hackathon - funded by the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC). The selected students are given up to 5 days beginning 30th July to 3rd August to come up with ICT...
Andela over the weekend held its inaugural Andela Uganda Developer Conference at its new hub in Kampala. The flagship event saw Andela’s software developers joined by Uganda’s leading tech influencers and entrepreneurs, discuss the challenges and opportunities that young aspiring developers in the Ugandan tech ecosystem face. Andela Uganda’s recently...
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has partnered with Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) to organize a university hackathon that will see innovators (university students) come up with ICT solutions that can solve agricultural problems. The event is scheduled to run for 5 days beginning 30th July to 3rd August at...
Finnish based IT firm, Nokia Corp. on Thursday officially launched its 6th Nokia Open Innovation Challenge (NOIC), with its focus being on industrial automation and the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) domain. NOIC administered by Nokia Bell Labs in partnership with NGP Capital, is an annual global competition that seeks...
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 (3) Ugandan startups, CoinPesa, RoundBob, and Swipe 2 Pay were among the twenty-two (22) startups chosen from the 1,004 application that were submitted, to participate in the second annual Startupbootcamp Africa - accelerator programme. The StartupBootCamp accelerator program is focused on high-growth startups in blockchain technology, connected devices, payment solutions, capital markets and...
Back in November last year, the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation shortlisted sixteen inventors, and innovators for their annual engineering innovation program in Africa. The sixteen shortlisted included four (4) Ugandan engineering participants, to say;  Lawrence Okettayot, Brian Gitta, Alvin Kabwama, and Arthur Woniala. After a six-month programme of support...
U.S-based internet firm; Google Corp. has opened applications for its second annual Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, extending it in the process to a further 12 African countries that graduated from the programme last week, as reported making it a total of 18 countries across the continent – Egypt, Tunisia,...