Stories

Every day we look for ways to deliver impactful solutions for grand challenges by leveraging innovation, entrepreneurship and technology.
Here are some of the stories that have inspired us.

STARTUP FINANCING: SOURCES AND WHY INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS MATTER

STARTUP FINANCING: SOURCES AND WHY INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS MATTER

There is no shortage of good solutions to the problems that plague Uganda, but there

Tech and Data: How The Innovation Village is revolutionizing the sector

Tech and Data: How The Innovation Village is revolutionizing the

Nestled within The Innovation Village is a major organ that profoundly supports its core work. 

The Innovation Village and JICA: Building a game-changing startup ecosystem

The Innovation Village and JICA: Building a game-changing startup ecosystem

In the process of building an entrepreneurial community flowing with an abundance of opportunities, there

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORT LIES IN THESE YOUNG HANDS

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORT LIES IN THESE YOUNG HANDS

Ask any Ugandan about their frustrations with the public transport system and you will get

A year later, many women work on relentlessly

A year later, many women work on relentlessly

“Rest! What is rest for a mom working in the corporate world?” Grenia Nalumansi laughs

What Could the Future of Education for Uganda Look Like? An Invitation to Imagine

What Could the Future of Education for Uganda Look Like?

“We have spent only four months at school and within that time, all the things

THE FUTURE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

THE FUTURE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Becoming an entrepreneur is a goal for many. The lifestyle, flexibility of working hours and

Unlocking Opportunities in Uganda’s Tech Community

Unlocking Opportunities in Uganda’s Tech Community

The most experienced developers in Uganda’s tech ecosystem started out over 20 years ago, but

2020 Game Changers : Entrepreneurs who have inspired us through the year

2020 Game Changers : Entrepreneurs who have inspired us through

“When the world locks down, that’s the time game changers start”- Stephen Ahweera. The 21st

MyVillage: The future of Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

MyVillage: The future of Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

The year is 2020. The world is shaking up in crisis. Entrepreneurship continues to thrive

Hope, Dreams and Purpose

Hope, Dreams and Purpose

This is not another success story. We tell many of those and sometimes, they make

Defining the Future of Retail.

Defining the Future of Retail.

Uganda’s retail sector is volatile and has remarkably played an important role in boosting the

Sustaining Innovation Vs Disruptive Innovation: An Innovator’s conundrum

Sustaining Innovation Vs Disruptive Innovation: An Innovator’s conundrum

Innovation is not just introducing or implementing new ideas or methods. Innovation is a process

Entrepreneurs build entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs build entrepreneurs.

“We rise by lifting others” – Robert Ingersoll Entrepreneurship is a revolution beginning to unfold

Making the dream work: ONE is better than one

Making the dream work: ONE is better than one

The Avengers, without a doubt are the world’s favorite superhero team. We fancy them and

Creating change through collaboration

Creating change through collaboration

According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate among the youth in Uganda

The Digital Revolution: Guiding Innovation and Creativity

The Digital Revolution: Guiding Innovation and Creativity

Over the last few years, the penetration and growth of technology has improved drastically, the

GENERATIVE ART: What it is and why you should love it.

GENERATIVE ART: What it is and why you should love

When asked about art of this generation, a good number of people will claim it

THRIVING AND INNOVATING THROUGH A CRISIS

THRIVING AND INNOVATING THROUGH A CRISIS

“When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters – one represents

HOW STARTUPS AND TAXES CAN HAVE A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP

HOW STARTUPS AND TAXES CAN HAVE A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP

Uganda is ranked as one of the best entrepreneurial countries with a 28% rate. Unfortunately,

LEGAL GUIDE FOR STARTUPS

LEGAL GUIDE FOR STARTUPS

Obtaining legal assistance for startups can be confounding, especially when it’s your first time hiring

KNOCK DOWN INNOVATION CHALLENGE (3rd Edition)

KNOCK DOWN INNOVATION CHALLENGE (3rd Edition)

There is no doubt that Covid-19 is a serious long-term threat to our economy. Many

Uganda’s Creative Industry: A Gold field worth mining

Uganda’s Creative Industry: A Gold field worth mining

In the creative industry, even the tiniest of ideas can flicker outstanding workmanship. The ideas

The Mastercard Foundation Launches Its Young Africa Works Strategy in Partnership With The Innovation Village

The Mastercard Foundation Launches Its Young Africa Works Strategy in

On Thursday 23rd July 2020, Mastercard foundation launched its Young Africa Works program which is

Ideas to life! – MasterCard Foundation Launches Young Africa Works in Uganda

Ideas to life! – MasterCard Foundation Launches Young Africa Works

Uganda is brimming with an enthusiastic, innovative youth force, whose ideas are often buried before

THE VILLAGE HUSTLE

THE VILLAGE HUSTLE

JUNE 2020The Future Of Media The media industry has proved to be important and flexible

Energy Is A Critical Enabler Of Dignified and Fulfilled Lives

Energy Is A Critical Enabler Of Dignified and Fulfilled Lives

Energy is the engine for economic growth for society and countries as it provides the

Bluer Skies and Cleaner Air Amidst COVID-19 Lock-down

It is unfortunate however, that it had to take a global health crisis like the

Customer Centricity: Must-Have or a Waste of Energy?

Customer Centricity: Must-Have or a Waste of Energy?

If there is anything anyone doing a business needs to reflect upon each day, it

Business Uncertainty Vs New Ways of Work

Business Uncertainty Vs New Ways of Work

It is undeniable the role Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play in developing economies. They

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