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The Hunt: Ugandan Version of Shark Tank Coming Next Week
A lot has been said about startups in Africa not getting funding. For those that do get, it is little. Yet few are talking about or thinking of addressing the issue of making these startups investor ready. When you talk to Venture Capitals firms acr...
Are we the Most Entrepreneurial or Just Gamblers?
On Wednesday, one of my good ‘bros’ was trying to reach me. I think he had, again, come across ‘the best idea’. (Sorry bro, I know you might read this but I got to share). Unfortunately, I was preoccupied that day so couldn’t pick his call...
This Ugandan Youth is Slowly Building A Film Company With Friends
I first met Nelson in 2015. At that time, he was making music videos for a few unknown Ugandan artists. But, one of his videos stood out for me. It was called Enanga. Right now, two years down the road, his videos are playing on both local and reg...
What African Parents Should Do If We Are to Raise More Innovative Children
A quick story... Last week, I held an interview with a gentleman. I intentionally turned his chair so that it could face the direction of sun rays that were permeating my office window. To my surprise, he also just sat on the chair and accepted...
Application For the Intellecap Impact Investment Network's Enterprise Showcase Open
Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N) has announced that it is now accepting applications from promising enterprises for its October 2017, Enterprise Showcase which will take place in Nairobi. The main focus is on enterprises in the sectors o...
Digital Impact Awards Africa, Digital and Financial Expo Back
Based on Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) research covering the digitalization of Africa and Financial Inclusion during the last 4 years, we predict that by 2025, embracing Digital Financial Services will drive 90% business success in Africa. A...
Fenix International's Silicon Hills Kampala to Celebrate Technology in Uganda
Silicon Valley-based venture-funded, Fenix International is organizing an event in Kampala that is aimed at bringing together all software and hardware engineers to discuss, learn about - as well as celebrate - tech companies in Uganda. Those to ...
M-Kopa, Jumia Among MIT 50 Smartest Companies of 2017
Jumia, the online platform offering services in shopping, travel, food delivery, real estate sales, car rentals, Jobs etc, and M-Kopa, a pay-as-you-go solar power company, have been named among the 50 smartest companies in 2017 by MIT. This makes...
5 Ways to take in Negative Feedback and Rejection in the Startup World
They say for one to be successful, they should be willing to move from failure to failure and setback to setback without losing momentum. Some, if not most of us, have received negative feedback, criticism or rejection before. Yet having the ability...
Meet Dr. Davis Musinguzi and his Passion to digitize the Health Care Industry in Africa
This has already been mentioned several times but I’ll go ahead and repeat it one more time; It is hard to be an entrepreneur in Africa. It is even harder to venture into the healthcare sector. It is even hardest when your target beneficiaries are ...
Andela Uganda Opens Application for Third Cohort
Barely two months after launching officially in Uganda, Andela is calling for applications for its third Ugandan Cohort! It is looking for aspiring technologists and developers looking to change the world. The Fellowship is a full-time employment...
Paga, Yoco and BitPesa Among CB Insight's The Fintech 250 for 2017
Nigeria's Paga, a provider of mobile money transfer solutions in Nigeria, and South Africa's Yoco, a mobile payments provider as well as Kenya's BitPesa, a universal payment and trading platform for Africans, were listed among the top 250 fintech p...
Can a Smartphone Transform the Life of a Woman Micro-Entrepreneur?
It is no secret that Africa is mobile. Therefore, anything aimed at the masses in this booming continent is likely to take the digital route if it’s to be at all successful. When starting Kiteka, Hephzi Pemberton and Bethy Isingoma had this in m...
Meet Aisha Ali, the Founder of I Profile Foundation
Two years ago Aisha Ali Mohamood had no idea how she, alone, could translate her love for children and refugees into actual help. She had no clear strategy to give back. But when she called her friends and asked them to volunteer their time, every...
Startup of the Week: Musana Carts - The Street Vending Revolution
Uganda is currently suffering from elevated levels of youth unemployment and many of the reasons for this stem from the inability to grow their business to sustain their livelihoods. Musana Carts offers a path to a sustainable, reliable income throug...