· 1 year ago

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 5.30pm to 8.00pm at Oubox Hub – one of the leading technology and innovation hubs in the region. Those interested in participating will be required to part with a small fee of UGx. 5000.

The event’s main speaker is Julie Muriuki, a founding member of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance – a network of highly educated young African entrepreneurs spearheading high impact social business ventures across Africa.

Julie is a political science graduate and since 2010, she has worked on numerous development programs in Africa and provided individuals, communities and institutions across a wide range of sectors with the tools to become exceptional leaders capable of building scalable and sustainable businesses that contribute to the greater good.

This has been long due given that the the Startup Grind community has held numerous events in several African cities like Nairobi, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lusaka etc.

Startup Grind was founded in 2010 by Derek Andersen and Spencer Nielsen and it’s very first event was held in Mountain View, California in Andersen’s office. As of March 2017, Startup Grind has a presence in 200 cities and 98 countries.

The events are hosted monthly in different cities around the world and they follow a ‘fireside chat’ format where the speaker and the host sit in armchairs facing the audience while the host asks questions.

It still remains to be figured out what the event goers should expect, but going by a tweet from Margaret Nanyombi, a YALI fellow and Lead at GDG Makerere, the event is suitable for both job hunters and entrepreneurs.

The Kampala edition is being organized in partnership with Theleba Consulting, GDG Makerere, Outbox and, of course, Startup Grind.

Do you want to be a part of the Startup Grind Kampala Edition? Click here.




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