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.

FUNDRAISING FOR STARTUPS: TIPS FOR FEMALE FOUNDERS

By Hellen Mukasa Fundraising is a significant moment for most Startups as the injection of…

Why it’s crucial to digitalize the agriculture sector 

Why it’s crucial to digitalize the agriculture sector 

Digital technology has significantly affected every sector of the economy and agriculture is no exceptional. …

Breaking Barriers to High Impact Innovation in Uganda    

Breaking Barriers to High Impact Innovation in Uganda    

In Uganda today, approximately 24 patents only have been registered by the Uganda Registration Services…

TRANSFORMING STARTUPS THROUGH FORMALISATION

TRANSFORMING STARTUPS THROUGH FORMALISATION

Entrepreneurship in Africa has gained traction and is gradually being fronted as the solution to…

How the budget will support entrepreneurs and innovators

How the budget will support entrepreneurs and innovators

In the days that led to the national budget reading this June, the government made…

Life in the new future of work: Where can youths start?

Life in the new future of work: Where can youths…

When youths gathered for three days at this year’s National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Career…

Rampant Road Accidents: Innovation can  contribute to the solution

Rampant Road Accidents: Innovation can contribute to the solution

On January 18, 2020, Nicole Blessing Ahumuza got onto the road like any other regular…

The Digital Economy and exploring opportunities for youths

The Digital Economy and exploring opportunities for youths

The digital economy is slowly revolutionizing our lives and work environments. There’s an underground movement…

Intellectual Property: How to protect your rights while fostering innovation

Intellectual Property: How to protect your rights while fostering innovation

Today, most entrepreneurs or creatives rely on creating bright business ideas, great brands and eye-catching…

Time is ripe for bridging gender divide in ICT

Time is ripe for bridging gender divide in ICT

On April 28, 2022, we joined the rest of the World to celebrate International Girls…

In conversation with Paul Kirungi, Founder, Zofi Cash

In conversation with Paul Kirungi, Founder, Zofi Cash

A report published by Financial Sector Deepening Uganda in April 2021 on the economic resilience…

Digital Economy key to pandemic recovery but interventions needed

Digital Economy key to pandemic recovery but interventions needed

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption and use of digital technologies and highlighted the prominence…

Uganda can benefit from investment in entrepreneurship post COVID-19

Uganda can benefit from investment in entrepreneurship post COVID-19

From the limited access to market, appropriate talent to lack of investment capital, Ugandan entrepreneurs…

A lot lost from not harnessing digital economy potential- EPRC Researcher

A lot lost from not harnessing digital economy potential- EPRC…

Digital technologies have transformed society at an unprecedented scale over the last two decades. They…

Oil and Gas FID and areas Startups can tap into

Oil and Gas FID and areas Startups can tap into

After years of negotiations between governments and oil and gas companies, Uganda has penned the…

Startup Investment in 2022 and what entrepreneurs need to know

Startup Investment in 2022 and what entrepreneurs need to know

The global startup ecosystem is always brimming with new ideas given that emerging challenges, whether…

The Media Industry: How do we re-imagine its future?

The Media Industry: How do we re-imagine its future?

In November 2021, Deutsche Welle Akademie (DWA), the non-profit arm of the German public state-owned…

RE-OPENING THE ECONOMY: WHAT IT MEANS FOR STARTUPS

RE-OPENING THE ECONOMY: WHAT IT MEANS FOR STARTUPS

As 2021 wound up, President Yoweri Museveni lifted the two-year lockdown of the country. In…

Schools reopen: One player’s view on Future of EdTech Innovations

Schools reopen: One player’s view on Future of EdTech Innovations

Uganda reopened all learning institutions on Monday this week, bringing an end to the World’s…

17 Startups to watch out for in 2022

17 Startups to watch out for in 2022

As we settle into the new year, we are reflecting with optimism about the months…

The year 2021 through the lens of Future Lab

The year 2021 through the lens of Future Lab

Future Lab, a department at The Innovation Village, is building the largest corporation innovation platform in East…

The year 2021: UPSKILL’s in-demand skills training progresses

The year 2021: UPSKILL’s in-demand skills training progresses

As the world migrates into the fourth industrial revolution, UPSKILL, a venture under The Innovation Village seeking to bridge the demand and…

2021: A year of progress in the Entrepreneurial ecosystem? 

2021: A year of progress in the Entrepreneurial ecosystem? 

According to the Global Startup Economy Report for 2021, the global startup economy is worth…

2021 DevScape Report: What are the opportunities?

2021 DevScape Report: What are the opportunities?

Early last week, the first ever report on Uganda’s developer community was released, sparking a conversation about technology…

Nurturing entrepreneurship in 2021: How The Innovation Village Gulu has supported youths

Nurturing entrepreneurship in 2021: How The Innovation Village Gulu has…

In January 2020, The Smiling Panda, a popular nightclub in Gulu city, got a facelift…

Global acquisitions: The art of it all and how startups can position to benefit

Global acquisitions: The art of it all and how startups…

In 2020 Beyonic, a home-grown Ugandan startup providing digital payments solutions in five countries was acquired by MFS Africa, the largest digital payments…

The Innovation Village Jinja counts its 2021 wins

The Innovation Village Jinja counts its 2021 wins

When The Innovation Village, (TIV) spread its wings to Eastern Uganda in 2020, Jinja was…

World Children’s Day: How do we use the Tech revolution to create a better future for children?

World Children’s Day: How do we use the Tech revolution…

In almost every society down to its smallest unit, children are regarded the vessels of…

Building Climate-Ready Communities: Why Science, Technology & Innovation matters to us all

Building Climate-Ready Communities: Why Science, Technology & Innovation matters to…

For the last 10 days, over 20,000 delegates from 200 countries have been at the Glasgow Climate Conference discussing…

Digital Economy is crucial to socio-economic transformation

Digital Economy is crucial to socio-economic transformation

In 2020, The Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Xiaozhun Yi, wrote that a digital economy…

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