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Weekly Preview: All that is Happening this Week
Every Monday, we bring you a list of activities that you should expect in the week ahead. However, there's not much activity this week. But, we have decided to point out these activities in case some people may be interested. Developer Circles K...
Ivanka Trump Shares Ugandan Entreprenuer's Story
Sandra Letio, 29 years, the CEO and Founder of Pelere Group had the opportunity of having her story shared on the facebook page of Ivanka Trump. Ivanka Trump, too, is an entrepreneur and currently an advisor to the president of the United Sta...
Angel Investor Offering $20k to Ugandan Startups
Name: Alexandre Ayoub Email: ayoub.london@gmail.com Phone: +971 55 883 0852 Details; I would be highly interested in any company in any industry in Uganda which fits the following: It has been operating for at least 6 months and its ...
SafeBoda Finally Launches iOS App
Uganda's SafeBoda finally launched its iOS app to enable its iOS user to book rides without going through the stress of calling the call center. According to the details in the App Store, it was launched on the 12th of September and the size is 53.0 ...
Andela Opens Applications to its Only for Ladies 5th Ugandan Cohort
Andela, since it launched in Uganda in May, has admitted 4 cohorts of developers. They are now calling for applications for its 5th cohort, which will have an all female boot camp. Whereas this is the first all female boot camp in Uganda, Andela ha...
Press release: Tony Elumelu Donates $500,000 to Sierra Leone
Tony Elumelu, Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA) on, Wednesday 23 August, paid a state visit to the people and Government of Sierra Leone to mourn the loss of lives caused by devastating mudslides and floo...
Prof. Maggie Kigozi to receive DIAA Investment Leadership Award.
Former Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) Executive Director, also a senior consultant at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Prof. Maggie Kigozi will receive the 2017 Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) Investment Leadersh...
SafeBoda Goes Cashless in Latest Update
Earlier this week, Uganda's ride-hailing startup SafeBoda released a recent update of its app. However, the most captivating feature of the app is its ability to allow SafeBoda customers load credit using either MTN mobile money or Airtel Money. ...
STUDY: Mobile Money Users Save 19.5 Million Hours a Month
A recent study carried out by the Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) revealed that at least 5,000,000 regular users of mobile financial services in Uganda during a 3 months period spent 7,113,356 man hours (296,390 man days) to clear simple financia...
Tourism & Travel: More African Startups Needed
Over the years, global tourism has experienced steady and tremendous growth to become one of the world’s largest industries. According to Statista, tourism forms a multi-trillion-dollar industry worldwide with direct, indirect and induced economic ...
5 Things to Know Before You Start Freelancing in Uganda (from Bobi Wine's PR Advisor)
Entrepreneurship in Uganda is on the rise, so is freelancing. Though the two are usually mistaken for each other, it is no doubt that entrepreneurship and freelancing need each other. In an environment where entrepreneurs have to bootstrap their s...
Young Achievers Awards List of Nominees Out, Entrepreneurs Dominate
Last evening, the nominees for the 2017 Young Achievers Awards were announced at the official awards nominees unveiling ceremony held at Kampala Serena Hotel. The ceremony attracted officials from the government, private sector, the finalists and ...
Meet Kafeero Aziizi, The Founder of Kafeero Foundation
At 18 years, Kafeero Aziizi founded the first online food delivery startup in Uganda. It collapsed after 2 years. This he followed up with many other unsuccessful startups. Yet, it is from this experience that he learned a lot on why many startups fa...
Is this Why BrighterMonday Closed the Ugandan Office?
BrighterMonday, an online recruitment platform recently closed their Ugandan offices, together with its sister venture, an online car selling platform cheki.com. They were housed at The Space Hub on Bukoto Street in Kamwokya. Although the website ...
A Conversation with TMS Ruge, Co-Founder of Hive Colab
TMS Ruge is one of the pivotal personalities in the startup ecosystem in East Africa. Although he spent many years studying and living in North America, he seemingly never left his country of birth. He is a prolific voice in international development...