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Jul
21
Fri
The 2017 Summer of Code
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm
The 2017 Summer of Code

The Summer of Code is a 4 week, interactive programme to introduce kids aged 5 – 18 years old to Computer Science and programming. At the Summer of Code kids learn to make connections between technology and their interests; as they learn how to design computer games and animations using Scratch, design web pages using HTML/CSS and build computer applications using Python.

Aug
14
Mon
The 2017 Summer of Code
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm
The 2017 Summer of Code

The Summer of Code is a 4 week, interactive programme to introduce kids aged 5 – 18 years old to Computer Science and programming. At the Summer of Code kids learn to make connections between technology and their interests; as they learn how to design computer games and animations using Scratch, design web pages using HTML/CSS and build computer applications using Python.

Aug
16
Wed
The 2017 Summer of Code
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm
The 2017 Summer of Code

The Summer of Code is a 4 week, interactive programme to introduce kids aged 5 – 18 years old to Computer Science and programming. At the Summer of Code kids learn to make connections between technology and their interests; as they learn how to design computer games and animations using Scratch, design web pages using HTML/CSS and build computer applications using Python.

Aug
18
Fri
The 2017 Summer of Code
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm
The 2017 Summer of Code

The Summer of Code is a 4 week, interactive programme to introduce kids aged 5 – 18 years old to Computer Science and programming. At the Summer of Code kids learn to make connections between technology and their interests; as they learn how to design computer games and animations using Scratch, design web pages using HTML/CSS and build computer applications using Python.

Aug
27
Sun
TEDGlobal 2017 @ Arusha Tanzania
Aug 27 – Aug 30 all-day
TEDGlobal 2017 @ Arusha Tanzania | Arusha | Arusha Region | Tanzania

Ten years on, TEDGlobal returns to Africa. Since our 2007 conference in Arusha, Tanzania, the continent has experienced spectacular economic, demographic and creative growth, and has made exciting progress toward its rightful place in the world. Yet many African nations are beset by challenges. And the stakes have never been higher. As populations continue to surge, both opportunity and danger are rising.

At TEDGlobal 2017, we’ll bring together an incredible group of speakers who can collectively help shape how this plays out. Dreamers and doers. Technologists and entrepreneurs. Business leaders and creatives. The event ten years ago felt like history in the making. The ideas and connections forged then have had untold impact. We want to reignite those sparks and invite anyone passionate about the future of Africa, and the future of the world to come and be part of something special. TEDGlobal2017: “Builders. Truth-Tellers. Catalysts.”

Sep
5
Tue
SEED East Africa Symposium 2017 @ Sheraton Hotel
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
SEED East Africa Symposium 2017 @ Sheraton Hotel | Kampala | Central Region | Uganda

Eco-inclusive enterprises are vivid examples how the private sector plays a significant role in implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in East African communities. Already we have seen how successful eco-inclusive enterprises are meeting local challenges around clean energy, climate friendly agriculture, waste and recycling whilst at the same time raising living standards and creating new opportunities for women and young people. Capitalising on this success and increasing the sector’s size and impact will require stakeholders to work together to ensure that key stumbling blocks like tailored business development support and financing are addressed.

The SEED East Africa Symposium will bring together enterprises, policy makers, business development service providers and further key stakeholders from Uganda and Kenya. Jointly we will explore approaches and cross sectoral partnerships essential to the incubation, consolidation and replication of locally led eco-inclusive business models in order to successfully contribute to green growth and sustainable development in East Africa.

Early Bird Tickets are available and please take your chance to benefit from a 30% discount if registering by 15 July.

Sep
7
Thu
@ Hive Colab
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day
 @ Hive Colab | Kampala | Central Region | Uganda

A global competition for the world’s most promising startups tackling complex, regulated challenges to share their vision on a global stage, engage with industry leaders, and win grand prizes.

1776 started Challenge Cup four years ago to discover the most promising, highly scalable startups poised to solve complex challenges across borders, regulated industries and emerging technologies.

Challenge Cup takes place in 75 cities. In each of these cities, 1776 partners with a leading local startup program to host a Challenge Cup experience on 1776’s UNION Network, a digital platform that connects startup ecosystems around the world.

In Uganda this year, Hive Colab will host the 1776 Challenge Cup on September 7th 2017. Startups can apply using this link: 1776.ly/applynow
Deadline for application is August 16th 2017.

Sep
11
Mon
The 2017 Summer of Code
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm
The 2017 Summer of Code

The Summer of Code is a 4 week, interactive programme to introduce kids aged 5 – 18 years old to Computer Science and programming. At the Summer of Code kids learn to make connections between technology and their interests; as they learn how to design computer games and animations using Scratch, design web pages using HTML/CSS and build computer applications using Python.

Sep
13
Wed
Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2017 @ Germany
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm
Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2017 @ Germany | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Apply now for the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2017 and attend the Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany from 13 to 16 September 2017

The Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding supports collaboration that transcends borders: between young entrepreneurs, executives and decision makers from around the world. The Foundation globally connects people and ideas and creates spaces for interaction and innovation. It fosters an approach that puts consensus over conflict and community cooperation over confrontation.

As part of the Young Founders Programme, the Westerwelle Foundation hosts an annual conference in Berlin: the Young Founders Conference. Its focus is to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other and with the German startup scene. The participants of the Young Founders Conference 2017 will have the unique opportunity to meet and interact with successful German entrepreneurs and political decision makers and will join a network of like-minded outstanding young founders from developing and emerging countries.

During the one year long programme, you will get access to:

  • The Young Founders Conference in Berlin, 13 to 16 September 2017
  • A mentoring programme
  • Invitations and scholarships for entrepreneurship conferences
  • Online coaching and webinars
  • An international alumni network

The Young Founders Conference 2017 will take place in Berlin from 13 to 16 September 2017.

Travel and accommodation will be covered by the Westerwelle Foundation.

Applicants should:

  • Have recently (0-5 years) started a for-profit company with a scalable business model
  • Be based in a developing or emerging country or have a strong business focus on developing and emerging countries
  • Possess a good working knowledge of English

Please note that foreign applicants must possess valid travel documents (including a visa, if necessary) to enter Germany, and valid travel medical insurance.

To apply, please fill out the application form by 30 April 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is considered a Young Founder? Do I have to be of a certain age?
To us, a Young Founder is someone who had started his or her own company recently (usually within the past five years). Although there is no fixed age limit, the entrepreneurs in our programme are typically between 20 and 35 years old.

Do I have to be an entrepreneur to participate?
Generally, yes. The goal of the Young Founders Programme is to support young entrepreneurs. If you work in a closely-related field (such as an incubator, accelerator, VC fund, etc.) we encourage you to apply nonetheless, as the exchange with entrepreneurs can be beneficial for both sides. The mentoring programme, however, will only be available to entrepreneurs.

Will I have to pay to participate in the Young Founders Programme?
The Westerwelle Foundation will cover the costs of your return flight, accommodation and food during the Young Founders Conference, which takes place from 13 to 16 September 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Additional costs for health travel insurance, visa and personal expenses have to be borne by the participants.

Throughout the year, we offer activities which are free of charge, such as mentoring sessions over Skype and other types of online coaching. On top of this, there is the possibility for you to apply for more scholarships from the Westerwelle Foundation to attend entrepreneurship conferences worldwide.

How are participants selected?
Applicants will first be shortlisted according to their written application. The shortlisted candidates will then be invited for a Skype interview. Results of written application and Skype interview will be discussed by a jury and the selected candidates will be invited to participate at the Young Founders Programme.

When will I know if I have been accepted?
The deadline for applications is on 30 April 2017. Skype interviews will be carried out at the beginning of May and final decisions will be made in late May. We will notify all applicants about our decision by the end of May.

The 2017 Summer of Code
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm
The 2017 Summer of Code

The Summer of Code is a 4 week, interactive programme to introduce kids aged 5 – 18 years old to Computer Science and programming. At the Summer of Code kids learn to make connections between technology and their interests; as they learn how to design computer games and animations using Scratch, design web pages using HTML/CSS and build computer applications using Python.