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The Bureau: Is it the "Silicon Valley" Ugandan Entrepreneurs have been Waiting for?
The entrepreneurship scene in Africa gets more and more exciting each and every passing day. Those that follow the happenings will agree with that statement. This is partly due to the fact that most African youths see more potential in stepping out o...
4 Things Every Ugandan Startup founder Assembling a Team Should Know!
There's no worse nightmare for a startup as hiring the wrong talent. If qualified and experienced human resource professionals blunder during recruitment, how about inexperienced startup founders like you and me? There are good practices recommend...
Ugandan Energy Startup, Mandulis Energy, Endorsed by Kofi Anan, Strive Masiyiwa and Co.
Mandulis Energy has been named as one of Africa's most innovative solutions to Powering Africa! They were featured prominently in the Africa Progress Panel's Lights Power Action - Electrifying Africa Report March 2017 which is a follow-up on the 20...
How to Establish a Sticky Startup Culture - a case study of DumaWorks
Creating a “sticky,” or simply put – AWESOME – company culture is something we pride ourselves in having built at Duma Works. We’d like to share some of the tricks we learned along the way – what works and what doesn’t work – to build...
Startup of the Week: Poketi.net - send and receive money across borders and networks
Poketi is a Ugandan cross network payment startup founded in 2014 by Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship program fellow, Ivan Mugere. According to Poketi, mobile money is available in 93 countries with 271 services. Yet it is impossible to move money be...
Top 4 Challenges Ugandan fintech startups face
Fin-tech startups are primarily finance companies that are embracing modern technology in order to solve problems and provide a more inclusive service while making profit. Uganda has a number of startups in this category that have dared take on the c...
Startup of the Week: Kawowo Sports - All local sports in one place!
Kawowo Sports is East Africa's biggest local sports platform. East African, specifically Ugandan, athletes barely get media exposure to showcase their talent. Mainstream media puts a focus on foreign athletes who are already household names. Inadeq...
Weekly Preview: Grand Launch of Design Hub Kampala, Application deadlines and much more...
We hope you had a great weekend. It is the last week of April and we don't want you to miss anything. This is everything you need to know this week if you are a techie or entrepreneur. Competitions Challenge Cup Kampala This challenge is org...
Why the Ugandan Startup Ecosystem should copy the betting Industry
This evening (21/04/2017), i went to meetup with Ivan Mworozi, Co-founder of Akiba, at Outbox Hub. This highly anticipated meeting has been pending for a while ever since Ivan returned from Geneva where he had gone to represent Akiba and Uganda at th...
4 Things Ugandan Startups Should Know before Looking for Funding
You can never talk about challenges Ugandan startups face without mentioning the growing scarcity of investment capital coming their way. If we are to go by the released figures by Partech Ventures, Ugandan startups only managed a meager $300,000 in ...
Is Kampala Angel Investors Network the solution to local startups' funding problem?
One of the biggest challenges faced by startups in Africa is funding. This is very evident for Ugandan startups where only a handful have been able to raise funding to finance their future. Most barely try to exist living off the scraps directors can...
Seedstars World returns to Kampala in August 2017. Is your pitch deck ready?
Seedstars World, an initiative launched by seedstars SA, a Swiss-based company is returning to Uganda a few months from now on August 1st. The announcement comes just weeks after it announced winners for its global summit. Uganda was represented by...
Startup of the Week: Milima Technologies - all your tech problems solved.
Milima Technologies is a Ugandan technology startup dealing in cyber security, networks, software and web technologies. According to Milima Technologies, there are a number of companies in Uganda building solutions and delivering services within t...
Weekly Preview: Everything you need to know about Up Accelerate's Boot Camp, The first URSB IP Awards, and so much more...
With everything going on lately, staying informed of all that is happening in the small world of startups and entrepreneurship can be challenging - especially for those interested in Uganda where there's just a few sources of real-time information. T...
Does YozaPay mean end of Yoza App?
When Yoza App hit the market in January 2015, it received a lot of hype from both local and international media. You can check here, here and here as well as here! This was a brainchild of five young Ugandan entrepreneurs who were looking to see a c...