We run very specialized labs which are the destination for BIG IDEAS in Fintech, Media, Climate, Agriculture, Education Health and Diversity.


We work with entrepreneurs at all levels from ideation to commercialization.
We do this through specialised programs designed at giving 360 support to entrepreneurs.


Madein256 is a community-based non for profit organization, established to build a single open space to earnest growth and collaboration of Startups in Uganda bridging the gap between Startups and Investors.


Hundreds of entrepreneurs brought under one roof every month to discuss opportunities, build business, generate ideas, challenge assumptions and ignite thought.


The Innovators Night is our go at crowd sourcing. A pitching contest where winner takes all brings an elite group of innovators and tech startups to battle out in front of a group of judges, angels, corporate investors, investors and an excited audience. Read more


Our 7 week incubation program is designed to accelerate business by offering the complete start up kit.


Master new skills in entrepreneurship and technology with a hands-on experience.


Who we are

The Village is a destination for ideas. We purpose to deliberately grow innovation by putting in place a platform that challenges assumption, ignites thought and questions status quo. Through entrepreneurship and innovation, we seek to assume major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities
The Innovation Village is a logical outcome of the current challenges facing the social economic status of Uganda. The Village was conceptualized out of a series conversations that converged thought leaders from the public, academia and captains of business & industry as one force for good at the annual CEO Summit of 2012
Amidst the multiple social economic challenges, The Village is our response focused on creating a new reality across different sectors of the economy. The village will deploy the right motivations to converge the public, academia and captains of business & industry in a combined effort that leverages their independent interests towards achievement of a common goal.
At the backdrop of Uganda being named as the most entrepreneurial country in the world, The Innovation Village offers the next step to cement this recognition through offering
1. A MOONSHOT factory designed to be a tech Launchpad for various startups leveraged on a sharing economy.
2. A bureau to extend the boundaries of research and knowledge within critical growth sectors.
3. A challenge driven accelerator to build Uganda’s biggest creative playground by getting startups to focus on our biggest challenges

Get involved

To apply, please click the title of your chosen mode of involvement.

  • Submit an Idea

    We’d like to invite you to consider entering your startup idea or technology for consideration in our entrepreneurship programs.

  • Become a partner

    We know we cannot do this alone. We are always looking for partners that are passionate passionate about changing the landscape on entrepreneurship.

  • Skills 4 Impact

    Building societies & communities through converging volunteers with relevant skill sets to share and build capability of different unique groups of people.

  • Donate

    Join us in seeing the next solutions come to life. Help us take these amazing ideas to the next level.



Our accelerator programs are a convergence of different fora. We bring together ideas with paralleled
resources and experiences to best support entrepreneurs and their companies by inclusion in:

Angle list through collaboration with KAIN

Institutional partnerships to scale mutual interests


Professional testimonials…

What others say about us!

Mr. Sam Njoro

“We are very pleased with our new brand identity and the way The Innovation Village conducts its training. It has been a great experience growing with them.”

Mr. Sam NjoroCEOInnovateHub
Ms. Rita Theopista

“Thank you for the advice during our rebrand and restructure. We have been getting very good feedback on the changes made.”

Ms. Rita TheopistaCo-founderVTL
Mrs. Rosemary Ssekamwa

“The Innovation Village has such a versatile team available, I think I have finally found a team that can teach me things on the level I am looking for! I find it so incredible that I am able to purchase mentoring hours and use them exponentially.”

Mrs. Rosemary SsekamwaHRTunda
M. K. Kasana

“When we went into this project, we needed consultation with a company we could have a long-term relationship with. We found the perfect mentor in The Innovation Village. ”

M. K. KasanaVice-presidentBloom

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