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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...
Facebook Invites Ugandan-based Software Developers to its Challenge
On Friday evening, Facebook organized a Bot Party at Outbox, a Ugandan Hub for startups and software developers. This was the second Bot Party to be organized by Facebook on the African Continent after the one in Malawi which took place on Saturday -...
Ugandan Ride Hailing Startup, SafeBoda, expands area of Operation
 SafeBoda, a Ugandan ride hailing startup which started operations in 2015, has expanded to cover other parts of Kampala. This is to remain committed to its goal of ensuring boda rides in Uganda are safe. It is a safe and convenient boda boda transp...
5 Reasons Why Your Start Up is not Attracting Local Funding
Over the past two years, GoBigHub, in its mission to connect local micro-investors to local micro-entrepreneurs, has realized certain traits of local startups, which hinder their ability to attract financing, and or, to grow big. We have since cla...
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and GV-backed Startup, Andela, Launches Ugandan Cohort
Andela, a global engineering organisation which got a $24M backing from the Chan Zukerberg Initiative in 2016 - with additional investors like GV (formerly Google Ventures), Spark Capital, Omidyar, Peak Ventures etc. -organized an information sharing...
AirSave: Is this Ugandan Fintech Startup the Solution to Africa’s Unbanked Millions?
Last evening, the Kampala Fintech meetup took place at the Innovation village in Ntinda – a Kampala suburb. Over 5 entrepreneurs made presentations about the fintech landscape in Uganda and the entire world. These included Moses Mugisha (Pulida ...