SafeBoda faces formidable competition as browser maker Opera joins ride-hailing industry

May 22, 2019

As SafeBoda prepares to launch its operations in Nigeria, web browser Opera has announced that it is joining the ride-hailing market in the

Ugandan tech startups called to apply for second edition of NTF IV Uganda

May 21, 2019

Ugandan startups leveraging technology to promote entrepreneurship in the East African nation have been called to apply for the second edition of Netherlands

Seedstars sets Kampala tour date, apply to win Shs1.9bn

May 21, 2019

Seedstars World Competition, an innovation showdown targeting emerging markets, has announced dates for the 2019 tours. In Kampala, innovators will face off at

SAUTIplus launched to ease access to reproductive health information

May 20, 2019

Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) on Friday rolled out SAUTIplus, a mobile application that allows youths to access timely and accurate information on

Jaguza Tech rolls out e-commerce platform with an eye to swift livestock trade

May 16, 2019

Jaguza Tech, a Ugandan-grow technology firm that innovates to ease livestock farming in Africa, has unveiled an online platform through which farmers can

Opportunities: Apply for Vodafone F-LANE or Pitch AgriHack

May 16, 2019

Welcome to SautiTech’s Opportunity Desk. The first opportunity is from the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications and they are looking for female

Chipper Cash assures on swift cross-border money transfer as it adds new features

May 15, 2019

Chipper Cash, a cross-border money transfer and payments company with operations in Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania, has announced it will be

African youth called to apply for Greenpreneurs clean energy challenge

May 13, 2019

The global Greenpreneurs challenge has rolled out the 2019 edition, with applications open to Africans between the ages of 17 and 35. These

Brian Gitta faces off with top innovators for Rolex laureateship

May 13, 2019

Ugandan innovator Brian Gitta, who has gained global attention for his bloodless malaria-diagnosing device is among 10 entrepreneurs from across the globe that

WorldCovers closes Shs22.6bn Series A to expedite growth in Uganda, other markets

May 13, 2019

WorldCover, an insurance firm with operations in Uganda, Kenya, and Ghana has nabbed a USD$6 million (about Shs22.6bn) Series A funding round, eyeing

Cardinal sin of fundraising for startups

May 10, 2019

By Clint Gordon-Carroll On a typically mild San Francisco day back in February 2012, my co-founder and I, along with our first three

Chipper Cash, co-founded by Ham Serunjogi, raises Shs9 billion

May 9, 2019

Chipper Cash, a payments company founded by Ugandan entrepreneur Ham Serunjogi and his Ghanaian counterpart Maijid Moujaled, has collected a $2.4 million (about

Opportunity: Startups called to apply for Africa Moves Big Summit

May 7, 2019

Applications to attend the Africa Moves Big Summit are now open. The event, which will be held from June 17-21 in Tunis, Tunisia,

SafeBoda raises series B co-led by Indonesia’s most valuable ride-hailing firm

May 7, 2019

Ugandan ride-hailing firm SafeBoda has nabbed an undisclosed Series B round co-led by Go Ventures an investment unit of GoJek, a transportation network

African startups called to apply for Zurich-based Kickstart accelerator

May 4, 2019

Kickstart, a Zurich-based accelerator programme, has opened applications to African startups and it is looking for firms working on projects that use artificial

A decade of entrepreneurship, the story of Gloria Wavamunno’s hustle

May 4, 2019

You might not know Gloria Wavamunno, but if you love entrepreneurship, the name Wavamunno must ring a bell. Gloria is the daughter of

Uganda’s Maarifasasa to showcase VR education solution at major Norway tech fete

May 3, 2019

Ugandan EdTech startup Maarifasasa Limited has been invited to attend Katapult Future Fest 2019 in Oslo, Norway. The event will run from May

Uganda’s BreastIT cruises into continental innovation challenge finals

May 2, 2019

BreastIT, a Uganda health firm employing artificial intelligence (AI) in diagnosing breast anomalies, including cancer will this coming week face off with other

In Kampala, 4G Capital opens shop to fund budding entrepreneurs in Uganda

May 1, 2019

4G Capital, a financial technology credit provider, has set up shop in Kampala, making Uganda its second nation of operation in Africa. Founded

SafeBoda revs up plans to launch food delivery service, launch in Nigeria

April 30, 2019

Ride-hailing firm SafeBoda has started hiring for its operations in Nigeria, which will be its third country of operation in Africa. Now five-years-old,

Rachael Mwine: Why I left NTV Uganda for Andela job

April 29, 2019

Media personality Rachael Mwine surprised her following when she announced in October of 2018 that she was quitting her job at NTV Uganda,

Nataliey Bitature: How to build character for success in business, life

April 27, 2019

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect,” Bruce Lee once said. Have you ever wondered what people, especially those you spend a

Andela Uganda, Zimba Women shortlisted for global tech challenge 

April 26, 2019

Two Ugandan firms Zimba Women and Andela Uganda are among the finalists in the Women in Tech Challenge, a global competition that will

How to get an investor’s attention

April 25, 2019

By Joe Procopio Let’s talk about how a startup founder gets funded. And why they don’t. I get about a dozen questions a

After success in Rwanda, drone delivery firm Zipline expands to Ghana

April 25, 2019

Zipline, a California-based UAV manufacturer and logistics firm has made Ghana its second destination in Africa, having spent three years delivering medicines in

Applications open as Google-sponsored PitchDrive launches season 2

April 23, 2019

The second season of PitchDrive has been launched. Dubbed PitchDrive II, the project will see Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a Nigerian-based technology innovation center

Flavia Tumusiime, after failing ‘miserably’ in business, helps followers find solutions

April 22, 2019

We recently introduced you to media personality Flavia Tumusiime’s YouTube channel, which has already attracted over 5000 followers. In in the latest video

Makerere students in U.S. for Big Ideas contest, Ugandan on judging panel

April 22, 2019

Five Makerere University students are at the University of California, or UC, Berkeley ahead of Big Ideas Contest where they’ll pitch their mobile

Ugandan startup Yunga wins top innovation prize in Bahrain

April 19, 2019

Ugandan startup Yunga Technologies wowed the Global Entrepreneurship Congress with its idea for securing Ugandan homes and communities with cutting-edge innovations, moving judges

Medical Concierge Group to roll out Telemedicine for cutting-edge health care in Uganda

April 19, 2019

The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) is set to commission a chain of modern telemedicine clinics across Kampala and in other major towns in