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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...
5 Things that Will Be Game Changer in the Ugandan Startup World
Of course it is debatable that Uganda is the most entrepreneurial county in the whole wide world. The question is: What shows? Let me give some perspective. A friend of mine was in the presence of a Venture Capitalist in Dubai. He is Ugandan and he w...
Startup Profile: Arvana - Get a Digital Address Today
What is Arvana? Arvana is a mobile application that gives anyone, anywhere the ability to generate a digital address using a smartphone. The goal is to create addresses that are easily searchable, shareable and usable in multiple use cases. The...
Someone ought to start policing Ugandan [tech] startups, Now!
A big part of the problem facing the tech startup scene is the disturbing absence of constructive criticism from within and without the startup ecosystem. Phrases like brilliant app, revolutionary idea and amazing concept that are made with no so...
What Africa Needs to be the Next World's Super-power
There is a huge hype that Africa is behind and Africa will never develop up to par. I say they are wrong…or rather, their perspective is wrong! I am indeed a 3rd generation child of the industrial revolution, and I grew up EU forming in the 70ties ...
Uganda’s Quick Taxi to Introduce Mobile Money Payment Option
On January 24, 2017, Quick Taxi launched in Uganda- making it the third taxi hailing service provider after Uber and Friendship taxi. On that very day, they made their app available for download. So far, the app downloads are just slightly above 1500...
What Ugandans Must Know About Building Profitable Businesses
Building a profitable business in Uganda and anywhere in the world is not easy at all. The road to success is always full of ups and downs. Uganda, according to Charles Ocici – the Executive Director of Enterprise Uganda, tops all the countries wit...
[UPDATE] Former Kamwokya-based The Hub Kampala Set to Re-Launch as Design Hub Kampala
The Hub Kampala, which was a creative collaboration space for creative and like-minded enterprising people, closed 2 years ago. It was founded by Jantien Zuurbier after finding it hard to balance between kid’s toys & noise as well as her web bu...