Two Ugandans shortlisted for Africa top innovations prize

November 20, 2018

Two Ugandan innovators are among 16 Africans shortlisted for the 2019  Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation that was announced on Monday, November 19

Meet PikiMe, the latest ride-hailing app in Kampala

November 19, 2018

A new ride-hailing app called PikiMe has started doing business in Kampala, joining other digital transport services in the market. PikiMe was rolled

By bringing fintechs together, fitspa eyes firm ecosystem

November 16, 2018

The fintech sector is one of the most vibrant sectors in the innovation ecosystem in Uganda. When you look at startups that have

EzyAgric to get Shs279m as Fall Armyworm Tech Prize winners are unveiled

November 15, 2018

EzyAgric, an application developed by Akorion to help farmers access wide-ranging digital solutions was Wednesday announced among the projects that will share US$400,000

SafeBoda honoured as 2018 AppsAfrica Award winners are unveiled

November 13, 2018

Ride-hailing company SafeBoda was Monday night announced among the 2018 AppsAfrica award winners at an event held in Cape Town, South Africa. Now

In 4 months, how Dial Jack is battling for Kampala ride-hailers

November 12, 2018

On 20th of June this year, Dial Jack launched in Kampala. Just as any other technology company establishing itself in a new market, the

Tech hubs and co-working spaces in Uganda: What they charge for space

November 10, 2018

The number of tech hubs and co-working spaces in Uganda keeps increasing every year. A 2017 survey by GSMA showed there are 442

With an eye to the future of digital payments, Xente builds strong foundation

November 9, 2018

The fintech sector is one of, if not the most, competitive segment of the technology industry. This implies that for a fintech startup

Bitature: How to invest a million shillings

November 2, 2018

Businessman Patrick Bitature has some good period of time been churning out investment advice to people interested in starting out in the entrepreneurship

Uganda leads Africa in multimillion acceleration program

November 1, 2018

Uganda has the highest representation in the 2019 HiiL Justice Accelerator program, leading the continent in the number of startups participating in the

Uganda-based SolarNow secures Shs2.8 billion in funding

October 31, 2018

SolarNow Services Limited, a Ugandan-based social enterprise has secured funding to a tune of US$740,000 (about Shs2.8 billion) from Mastercard Foundation to boost

Why Tunga is expanding to Egypt

October 30, 2018

Tunga, a company that connects software engineers to job opportunities, is expanding to Cario in Egypt, making it the third destination in Africa

US firm Zipline to open drone assembly plant in Rwanda

October 30, 2018

US-based company Zipline is set to unveil a drone assembling plant in Rwanda, augmenting its presence in the East African country where it

Ugandan entrepreneurs to compete for grant at Startit 360

October 29, 2018

Despite being one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world, startups in Uganda struggle to raise capital and some die a few

Bitature: How Sudhir Ruparelia shaped my business mind

October 29, 2018

When you Google about the richest people in Uganda, the names Patrick Bitature and Sudhir Ruparelia feature prominently. In 2012, their families were

Eye to the future: Jaguza introduces drone technology in livestock farming

October 27, 2018

Ronald Katamba, the creator of the Jaguza Livestock App, wants to initiate the use of drone technology in livestock farming in Uganda. Jaguza

Humphrey Nabimanya honored by United Nations

October 26, 2018

Humphrey Nabimanya, the founder and team leader at Reach A Hand Uganda has received a certification of recognition from United Nations Uganda. The

UDB’s Onjagole to startups: Always seek counsel from seasoned entrepreneurs

October 25, 2018

The Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Development Bank (UDB) Patricia Ojangole has urged budding entrepreneurs in the country to get counsel from people

Financing Ugandan startups/SMEs: investors too few or entrepreneurs too many

October 25, 2018

By Julius Masaba The other day my partner asked me; “Julius, am seeing so many Funds in Uganda. Does it mean there are

Joan Lubega wins Shs47m for mosquito repellant soap

October 24, 2018

Joan Lubega, a 21-year-old Ugandan innovator has bagged US$12500 (about Shs47 million) after emerging as a second runner-up at the 2018 Anzisha Prize

Leveraging IoT, Jaguza Livestock App set to transform livestock farming in Africa

October 24, 2018

Afrosoft IT Solutions the developers of Jaguza Livestock App have added more features to the application and with prospective and already-secured partnerships —

Horn Products Uganda secures 527m investment in mezzanine debt

October 23, 2018

Horn Products Uganda Ltd, a Ugandan company that manufactures ornaments, products for the apparel industry and a smorgasbord of accessories has secured USD1400,000

Opinion: The facts and fictions about Africa technology and innovation hubs

October 23, 2018

By Jumanne Rajabu Mtambalike Why do we need to do more? I don’t want to be that guy who spoils the party but we

Ugandan stationery manufacturing startup secures Shs1bn investment

October 22, 2018

Morning Star Enterprise (U) Ltd, a Ugandan company that manufactures stationery products has secured USD300,000 (about Shs1.1 billion) in mezzanine debt from iungo

Perspective: How to boost early stage deal flow in Africa

October 21, 2018

By Rachel Crawford Seed and early-stage investment in Africa remain stubbornly low and new thinking is required to boost deal flow. One largely

Uber unveils safety tools for drivers, customers

October 19, 2018

Ride-hailing firm Uber has announced the new Safety Toolkit which, over the next few weeks, will be rolled out to the millions of

Zembo introduces electric boda bodas in Kampala

October 19, 2018

Zembo, a startup founded by two French engineers, has started testing its electric motorcycles in Kampala. Daniel Dreher and Etienne Saint-Sernin are the

Ron Kawamara named Jumia Uganda CEO

October 18, 2018

Ron Kawamara has been appointed the chief executive officer for Jumia Uganda, according to a press statement released on Thursday. The position fell

Philips, Ugandan lecturers invent gadget to monitor breathing of newborns

October 17, 2018

Philips, a multinational technology firm, in partnership with researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda, have

Founders Factory Africa to raise and scale 100 startups in 5 years

October 16, 2018

Founders Factory, an incubator, and accelerator for startups launched a branch in Africa, aiming at building and scaling up to 100 technology start-ups