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One of the events that took place at The Innovation Village Kampala in 2017

Here’s the 10 Moments Plus 1 that defined The Innovation Village Kampala in 2017

As we, at The Innovation Village Kampala, bid farewell to 2017, we remain in admiration of the spirit of the Ugandan entrepreneur who against all odds ferociously moves forward. It takes...
Ladies wearing t-shirts from Avarc Apparel. A Ugandan clothing startup. Such ventures find it hard to access funding from the Youth Venture Capital Fund as it's currently structured.

7 considerations to be made when coming up with Uganda’s Youth Venture Capital Fund...

To date, Uganda has had the youth venture capital fund in different forms and guises. This is to try and kick-start youth employment by providing funding to entrepreneurial youth. The fund...
International Airtime top up

How international airtime top up is gaining ground in the African consumer market

In 2014, Uganda’s Lawrence Zikusoka and Nigeria’s Ademola Adebolu founded Global ICT Solutions (GLICTS), East Africa. A fintech company that specialises in creating inclusive ICT and mobile financial services for growth...
Agency Banking works more like Mobile Money

Agency banking is finally here, and here is how the banks can make the...

The Amendment of the Financial Institutions Act by parliament has paved way for the introduction of Agency Banking. Agency banking, in its simplest form, is where a licensed financial institution engages...
Ugandan business enterprises

Norwegian business community lures Ugandan business enterprises

Oslo - The Norwegian business community would like to increase its partnership with Ugandan business enterprises through the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA). NABA serves as a platform where business opportunities in Africa...
Maria Auma on debt financing

These are the 5 reasons why debt financing is actually good for your Startup

For most start-ups, access to funding is critical to help them get to the next stage. Whether it is ramping up production, money to burn or even building the first prototype....
Venture Capital in Africa

My response to TMS Ruge’s ‘Why Venture Capital hasn’t taken off in Africa’

This is a response to TMS Ruge’s Article titled 'Why Venture Capital hasn’t taken off in Africa'. To his expression about what he calls White-Fronting. This is when an African startup recruits a white...
CK Japheth is the Founder of Founders Lab

Why I am launching Uganda’s first Founders Lab

Entrepreneurship is a 26-hour day job and an 8 days a week commitment. That is the best way I can explain how much it takes to build a sustainable venture. It is...
CK Japheth is the Founder of Founders Lab

Why we are Building an Angel investment Network in Uganda

As the rest of Africa is busy finding its place on the global investment map, a different story - with “steady progress” becoming our reality - is slowly, but surely, being...

A home for African designers: Meet Uganda’s Bold in Africa

Bold in Africa, one of the 11 ventures in GrowthAfrica’s second Ugandan cohort, is a fast rising high-end fashion retail outlet that curates and houses African designers from across the African continent. The...