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Weekly Preview: MTN Venture Incubation Program & More
It is a brand new week. Another chance to give your startup your best. Last week was filled with a lot of activity that we were spoilt for choice on what to recommend. This week is different; Very little activity but we hope you can find value in wha...
10 Teams Shortlisted for the Up Accelerate Pitch Day
In March 2017, Up Accelerate - Uganda’s health-based innovation accelerator program - officially announced the opening of applications to its second cycle of the program. This was after a successful first cycle which saw 4 startups in Sexual Repro...
Why you Should Work with a Co-founder on your Startup
One of the most important and crucial decisions while starting a business is whether to partner with someone, create a team or fly solo. It’s no shocker that the most successful tech companies in the past decades have more than one founder or co-fo...
Andela Officially Expands Operations to Uganda
Andela launched officially in Uganda on 24th May, 2017 with offices located at The Innovation Village in Ntinda, Kampala. The company recruits the most talented developers on the African continent, shapes them into technical leaders, and places th...
Startup of the Week: Qwicart - Reliable, Convenient and Fast Online Grocery Shopping
Qwicart is a mobile application that facilitates online grocery shopping from supermarkets. Grocery shopping can be a tedious and time-consuming engagement for a typical shopper. Usually due to long checkout queues, traffic jam, added to the hassle ...
Weekly Preview: TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, Startup Grind Kampala and much more.
It is the world’s worst kept secret; being an entrepreneur is very tough. Running a startup in a third world economy like Uganda’s is hard. Being able to celebrate the first year anniversary of one’s startup is a feat many would love to reach. ...
Startup Mentoring by Enpact Looking for Entrepreneurs for its International Mentoring Programme!
Startup Mentoring by Enpact is looking for talented startup entrepreneurs from East Africa to take part in its 8-month international mentoring programme! This was revealed to us in a Skype conversation with Nathalie Roy, the Regional Manager East Afr...
5 years of Matatu: Funding, Team Break-up and Why it is Hard to get Advertisers!
Matatu is a card game played in Uganda. Five years ago, a team from Kola Studios decided to make it possible for people in Uganda and beyond to play the game on their smartphones and tablets. However, since then, a lot has taken place in the Matat...
African startups are stronger together: What we learned hosting our first cross-continental African program
The Village Capital Africa team just just wrapped up our seventh investment-readiness program for early stage ventures in sub-Saharan Africa: FinTech Africa 2017, in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation and the DOEN Foundation. Over the ...
5 Things Ugandan Startups Should Consider When Choosing a Co-working Space
Co-working has been on the rise and rise for the previous decade across the globe. Yet, the wave is just sweeping across Uganda. In the past, it seemed as though it is something only startups can take-on but lately even more established companies are...
Startup Grind Kampala: Why they Charge for their Events!
Startup Grind started all the way from Silicon Valley and has been able to spread across the globe. However, few understand the concept. It was briefly introduced in Kampala three years ago but went under the water. In this interview, we get to un...
3 Ugandan Bots Among 60 Finalists in Facebook's Challenge
Facebook launched the Bots for Messenger Challenge in February 2017. It covered the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Over 1000 submissions from 64 countries in the above regions were submitted, and from these only 60 managed to make it to t...
No Business Idea? SEED Announces Application to its Replicator Program in Uganda
On the 11th of May 2017, SEED through it's website announced a call for applications to its SAG-SEED Replicator programme. The SAG-SEED Replicator brings successful eco-inclusive business models that provide proven solutions to sustainability chal...
Mazima Retirement Plan Presents a Challenge to Uganda's FinTech Startups
On Thursday, this week, Mazima Retirement Plan and Financial Services Deepening Uganda (FSDU) together with Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA) and the Competitive Secretariat of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Deve...
4 Things You Must Know to Run a Startup in Uganda Legally
Often times, when one comes up with a "nice" idea, all they think of is translating it into is a very successful a startup. What they usually forget is the fact that their startup has to be operated in the real world and its success is partly hinged...