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Uganda beats Kenya in the 2017 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program

Over 93,000 African Entrepreneurs from 55 African countries applied for the 2017 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program, more than doubling the number of applications received in 2016. This evening, the Tony Elumelu Foundation...

Startup Profile: Makanika Dot Com – The Ugandan “Uber” for Car Maintenance

What is Makanika Dot Com? Makanika Dot Com is a Ugandan tech start-up. It is aiming at building a nation-wide network of garages to help Ugandan motorists get on-demand access to garages or mechanics...

Startup Profile: Teheca – Your Health Needs Sorted

What is Teheca? TEHECA is a patient care firm and launched its operations in 2015. It later got incorporated in Uganda in January 28th 2016. Its main objective is to provide compassionate, caring...

Startup Grind Finally In Kampala, for The Very First Time

Startup grind, a global startup community with presence in over 90 countries designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, is finally having it's very first edition in Kampala. The event will take...

GrowthAfrica’s Acceleration Programme Still Open to Kenyan and Ugandan cohorts.

GrowthAfrica, a Kenyan based accelerator that helps companies seize and develop business opportunities in Kenya and East Africa, is still receiving applications to its Acceleration programme. The objective of this 6 months' programme...

DATAHACKS 4FI: Hack for Financial Inclusion

DataHack4FI is an innovation competition that promotes evidence-based decision-making for improved financial service provision to low-income individuals. The competition brings together data enthusiasts and financial service providers (FSPs) to crowdsource data-driven...

Startup Profile: Arvana – Get a Digital Address Today

What is Arvana? Arvana is a mobile application that gives anyone, anywhere the ability to generate a digital address using a smartphone. The goal is to create addresses that are easily searchable,...

Uganda’s Quick Taxi to Introduce Mobile Money Payment Option

On January 24, 2017, Quick Taxi launched in Uganda- making it the third taxi hailing service provider after Uber and Friendship taxi. On that very day, they made their app available...
Design Hub Kampala under renovation this year before it opened to the public. (Credit: Design Hub Kampala )

[UPDATE] Former Kamwokya-based The Hub Kampala Set to Re-Launch as Design Hub Kampala

The Hub Kampala, which was a creative collaboration space for creative and like-minded enterprising people, closed 2 years ago. It was founded by Jantien Zuurbier after finding it hard to balance...

Facebook Invites Ugandan-based Software Developers to its Challenge

On Friday evening, Facebook organized a Bot Party at Outbox, a Ugandan Hub for startups and software developers. This was the second Bot Party to be organized by Facebook on the...