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SafeBoda, BareFoot Power Accepted in Spring Accelerator's Third Cohort
SPRING is an accelerator for businesses seeking to innovate and make a significant positive impact on the lives of adolescent girls across East Africa and South Asia. From November 2016 through to March 2017, the SPRING team has been reviewing appl...
Interview: MamaOpe - Inside BBC Listed African Invention to Look out for 2017
Last week, Turyabagye Brian's innovation, MamaOpe - a Pneumonia diagnosis kit, won the pitch@palace competition in the UK. This was on the back of the startup being named among five African inventions to look out for in 2017 by BBC. We thought it wi...
Weekly Events: Startup Grind Kampala, Fintech Hackathon and much more!
We bring to you some of the events we think you should consider attending if you're to keep at par with the Ugandan startup ecosystem. Pitch Tuesday at ResilientAfrica Network Pitch Tuesday continues to offer support to Innovators towards realizati...
Startup Profile: Intership - ship your goods to Uganda without a hustle
What Intership? Intership is Uganda’s first package forwarding and online logistics service, unlocking US, UK & China markets for consumer goods to SMEs and online shoppers. Solution? Intership provides a shipping address and warehousing in ...
Endiro Expands to the US, Temporarily Closes in Iganga
A week ago, we broke the news of Endiro Coffee expanding to the US. A week later, we have learnt that they are planning to close their shop in Iganga - temporarily. Endiro is set to launch its first guest house soon in Iganga and is in the process...
7 Ugandan Apps to Have On Your Smartphone
Smartphone penetration in Uganda has been on the rise for a number of years now and we wanted to highlight a number of Ugandan apps that we encourage all of you to install and experience. These apps are designed for a series of purposes like social, ...
Outbox's Up Accelerate Innovation Program is Back, APPLY NOW!
The Up Accelerate program is a one-year initiative that seeks to source for innovative solutions to health challenges in Uganda. By tapping into networks of young entrepreneurs and providing them with seed funding, mentorship and technical support...
Tunga Offers Opportunity to Uganda's Freelance Developers
Tunga is a startup that connects African coders to international software projects. It was co-founded by Ernesto Spruyt - a Dutch tech enthusiast.   The platform links individuals and companies with projects to available developers and ...
Uganda beats Kenya in the 2017 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program
Over 93,000 African Entrepreneurs from 55 African countries applied for the 2017 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program, more than doubling the number of applications received in 2016. This evening, the Tony Elumelu Foundation announced the selecte...
Startup Profile: Makanika Dot Com - The Ugandan "Uber" for Car Maintenance
What is Makanika Dot Com? Makanika Dot Com is a Ugandan tech start-up. It is aiming at building a nation-wide network of garages to help Ugandan motorists get on-demand access to garages or mechanics and other service providers like spare part d...
Startup Profile: Teheca - Your Health Needs Sorted
What is Teheca? TEHECA is a patient care firm and launched its operations in 2015. It later got incorporated in Uganda in January 28th 2016. Its main objective is to provide compassionate, caring and qualified patient care assistance and person...
Startup Grind Finally In Kampala, for The Very First Time
Startup grind, a global startup community with presence in over 90 countries designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, is finally having it's very first edition in Kampala. The event will take place on the 31st of March 2017 from 5....
GrowthAfrica’s Acceleration Programme Still Open to Kenyan and Ugandan cohorts.
GrowthAfrica, a Kenyan based accelerator that helps companies seize and develop business opportunities in Kenya and East Africa, is still receiving applications to its Acceleration programme. The objective of this 6 months' programme is to scale ...
How Uganda's Startup Economy Fell Behind Kenya (and Why Catching-Up is Not the Option)
I am no thought leader when it comes to tech ecosystems or startups but I surely have my own opinions. Seeing as you are reading this, you might as well read on but first help me answer a few questions that I have had to face that put things into per...
DATAHACKS 4FI: Hack for Financial Inclusion
DataHack4FI is an innovation competition that promotes evidence-based decision-making for improved financial service provision to low-income individuals. The competition brings together data enthusiasts and financial service providers (FSPs) to crowd...