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Report: Why 90% of Fintech Investment in East Africa goes to American and European founders
On 20 June 2017, venture capital firm Village Capital released the report “Breaking the Pattern: Getting Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs to Scale in East Africa and India”. This was carried out with support from the Bill & Melinda ...
Startup of the Week: Coupon Book  - a Low Cost Advertising Ugandan Startup
There's been a need for low cost advertising that hadn’t been addressed over time and hence grown over due. Coupon Book is here to enable all businesses regardless of their industry to have affordable advertising services at  their disposal. Wi...
UPDATE: All details about Hive Colab's Swarm 2017, event to bring together all Uganda's ICT and startup stakeholders
UPDATE SWARM is an annual summit conceived by the Hive Colab, the first hub in Uganda, in partnership with several other ICT and startup stakeholders in Uganda. The inaugural Summit was held in December 2016 at Hive Colab, however, this year's is...
5 Tips on How to Come Up with a Name for Your African Startup
Coming up with a startup name is the first step towards bringing your startup idea to life. A startup name conveys what your line of business is and also has the ability to show your unique characteristics. A great and unique startup name makes it e...
18 Ugandan Entrepreneurs Progress to Round 2 of African Entrepreneurship Awards
Of the 448 entrepreneurs from 49 different African countries that made it to round 2 of the annual African Entrepreneurship Awards, 18 are Ugandan. This was published by the African Entrepreneurship Awards through their website. Out of the 448, 32...
SEED East Africa Symposium coming to Kampala this September
SEED East Africa Symposium is coming to Kampala and will take place at Sheraton Hotel on September 5th, 2017. The overarching theme for the event is Eco-Inclusive Enterprise Development in East Africa.  It aims at bringing together enterprise...
Top 6 Collaboration Tools for Ugandan Startups on a Lean Budget
Remote working is one of the fast growing trends among startups in Africa - Uganda included. This stems from a couple of backgrounds. What makes a startup opt to work remotely varies from startup to startup. For example, some employ people from d...
Startup of the Week: access.mobile International - Digital Health company
Quality healthcare is essential. Current infrastructure and traditional models do not provide the necessary access and quality to ensure good health outcomes. But, with ICT infrastructure is rapidly growing in Uganda and across Africa, technology sol...
Just Jose: Using Uganda's Music Industry Networks to Build EasyTicket
According to Just Jose, EasyTicket is a ticketing company which is currently doing both "physical" and online ticketing. It has been in existence for now 5 years and they believe now is the perfect time to be in existence because they offer convenien...
What You Should Know Before Launching an E-Commerce Platform in Uganda (from the MD Jumia Food)
Often times, people approach me asking for guidance on how to go about starting an e-commerce platform. Sad part is they don't even realize it is what they're asking for - that shows you how bad the situation is. I simply link this to the poor resear...
Co-Creation Hub and Google Invite African Startups for a $22M European Tour
Nigeria's Co-creation Hub (CcHub) , one of the continent's leading innovation centers, has joined forces with Google for Entrepreneurs to launch a tour with 15 African startups aimed at collectively raising funding to a tune of $22 Million. This c...
Dr. Proscovia Mugaba: The first Fully Accredited Female Cardiologist in Uganda
At the end of April 2017, Dr. Proscovia Mugaba completed her training to become a Pediatric Cardiologist from an accredited training program at the University of Alberta in Canada, after 3 years of intensive training. This comes at a time when the...
Yaaka: How do they Make Money?
Last week, Uganda's Hindu Nabulumba made it to the finalist list for Africa Prize. This was because of, thanks to her, knowledge sharing innovation called Yaaka Digital Learning Network. In our conversation with Hindu, we were able to establish ho...
Update: Winners of Up Accelerate Cylce II Announced.
Last week, we reported about the 10 startups in the Sexual Reproductive Health field that had been selected for pitching to a panel of judges in the Up Accelerate program. Today, they did at Outbox Hub and out of these, four finalists emerged as winn...
What Ugandan Startups Should Know Before Scaling
There’s no standard definition for scaling. However, some people have given their opinions on what they think is close enough to define what scaling is. One of these is Fred Distin, a former partner at Accel Partners London. In his answer to the ...