GrowthAfrica

Acceleration of 36 companies selected for the 2018 GrowthAfrica program kicks off

GrowthAfrica, a business and impact accelerator, has commenced the 2018 acceleration programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia. Comprised of 36, the cohort has companies from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia....
National IT Survey Dr. Fredrick Kitogo, Director of planning, Research &Development addresses participants represented NITA-U Executive Director NITA-U

Women are taking the lead in smartphone ownership in Uganda, National IT Survey

Earlier this week, the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance and NITA-U held a dissemination workshop to discuss key findings from the National IT survey of the National IT Survey 2017/2018. According...
MTN Uganda

MTN Uganda’s financial results show the company is recovering from subscriber disconnection

Yesterday, MTN Group released its financial results for 2017. The numbers are looking good. The results show that MTN Uganda experienced a 10% revenue growth to UGx. 1.4 Trillion. This is a...

Uganda’s Yammzit re-launches, to face it rough against Facebook with some features

Yammzit has today relaunched with a new logo as well as a host of new features. The startup was first launched in November 2016. Co-founders Steven Byamugisha and Kevin Gasta made the...
UCC ACIA Awards

UCC ACIA Awards are a scam initiative, says Evelyn Namara

In January this year, James 'Wire' Lunghabo blamed bribery at UCC as the cause of the delay in awarding prizes to the winners of the 2017 UCC ACIA awards. However, Pamela...
Leonard Stiegeler, Ringier's Africa AG

Ringier’s Pulse looking to set up a Ugandan team

Pulse Africa, one of Ringier's portfolio companies, is looking to set up a team in Uganda for its Pulse UG. This is according to Leonard Stiegeler's LinkedIn post looking for "the best...
Village Capital Fintech Africa

Four Ugandan fintechs shortlisted for PayPal powered fintech Africa 2018 program

A few days ago, Village Capital published a shortlist of companies for it's PayPal powered fintech Africa 2018 program. The program that was announced towards the end of last year targeted Sub-Saharan...
tech startups

Uganda tech startups raise USD 16 Million, as Africa hits a record USD 560...

Partech Ventures has released its funding report for the African tech startup scene for the year 2017 and there are some really exciting figures and trends. The report, which sums up all...
Dr. Davis Musinguzi, from The Medical Concierge Group

The Medical Concierge Group now has a “Search-for-everything-medical” option

The Medical Concierge Group, a Ugandan company that enables 24/7 medical consultancy through call centres has introduced an online search option. Launched in 2012, the company has been hailed for its medically...
datahack4fi

Only one Woman selected to participate as a Data Scientist in DataHack4FI in Uganda

Datahack4FI, a competition aimed at financial inclusion, recently announced the data scientists and fintechs to take part in its program. The i2i organized competition is targeting "established Fintechs" whom they are...

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