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Tony Elumelu Foundation Looking for Organizations to Sponsor Additional African Entrepreneurs
On 22nd March 2017, the Tony Elumelu Foundation announced the successful candidates for this year's entrepreneurship program. In its third year, the foundation notes the significant growth in applications since the Programme was launched in 2015. ...
5 Entrepreneurial Skills I Have Learnt as an Anzisha Fellow
1. Focus There is nothing more important for any entrepreneur than focus. How far you will go in terms of achieving your goals and your vision as an entrepreneur is determined by how focused you are. Imagine taking a journey to which you have no en...
Optimism about African Startup landscape and Why I stopped reading Techcruch
It’s now about three years since I wrote an article about “why I stopped reading Techcrunch” (See copy at bottom) as a guest blog on now defunct Tech Africa blog. At that time I was all-engines fired into the Startup world, very passionate and ...
We're Grooming Software Developers for Ugandan Startups to Employ - Lucy, MD Laboremus Uganda
Over the weekend, i2i facility in partnership with Laboremus Uganda, FSD Uganda, UNCDF MM4P, L-IFT, GladFarm Uganda and innovation Village held the #DataHack4FI at the Innovation Village. Over 60 teams signed up for the hackathon, which had no sel...
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...