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· Mar 28, 2017

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 realization of their innovative ideas. Here, you are allowed an opportunity to pitch your idea in-front of fellow entrepreneurs and startup owners at the RAN offices in Upper Kololo. Contact the RAN team to make use of this opportunity.

Oracle Digital Day Twitter Chat

Join this chat and ask as many questions#Oracledigitalday this march on 28th 3pm -4pm East African time. Get details

The Datahack4F Hackathon at The Innovation Village

The Datahack4FI competition is about alternative data, big data, small data and new data trends that were traditionally ignored by the financial service providers (FSP’s), but can be analyzed and used to promote financial inclusion. The competition is held in 8 countries, (Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, Senegal and Kenya) with the grand finale held in Kigali, Rwanda.

Innovation Exhibition at Makerere University Freedom Square

Makerere University School of Public Health – ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is pleased to announce the Resilience Innovation Acceleration Program (RIAP) which will recognize and support promising and creative ideas from students and faculty at the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RILab) partner universities as well as the general community of innovation in East Africa.

Sandbox-USSD event at Makerere University

Interested in building USSD applications for your projects? Join Africa’s Talking at the Global Business Labs in Makerere to learn how you can build applications that reach millions of mobile users. The event is free and will start at 3:00pm.

StartUp Grind Kampala at Outbox Hub

The first edition of StartUp Grind Kampala. It will take place at Outbox Hub on Friday 31st March from 5:30pm to 8pm. Participation fee is just 5,000 Uganda shillings.

Up Accelerate cycle II bootcamp at Kyambogo University

Up Accelerate is a one-year initiative implemented by Outbox in partnership with UNFPA and funding from UKAID. It seeks to support young entrepreneurs aged 18 – 30 years that are tackling challenges in sexual and reproductive health in Uganda by providing them with mentorship, seed funding of up-to $10,000 per team and business development training. http://upaccelerate.co.ug

That’s it for the week. You’re reminded to check out our Startups Events Calendar regularly for any updates.

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