Our Challenge center engages

a broad community of innovators in solving
specific sector problems.

We work with leading organisations spanning all sectors to create innovative solutions to complex and difficult challenges. We start by identifying industry problems, then scout technologies and startups to solve them. 

Driven by the impact and success of initiatives already delivered, we see the opportunity to bring a variety of people together to seek new ways of collaborating, unravel challenges and create unique solutions. 

Using technology to transform industry and disrupt its biggest players is no longer a trend; it’s a digital revolution. We give entrepreneurs access to the facilities, expert advice and introductions to funding that they need to become a part of this revolution across 10 sectors.

FINTECH

FINTECH

The Fintech Lab focuses on the role technology plays to enhance new product development to drive financial inclusion and process improvement across the financial services sector.

Some of our focus areas:

  • Financial health 
  • Financial literacy 
  • Customer centricity 
  • User experience  
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics
  • Payments
  • Alternative credit scoring
  • Transfers
  • Credit

Who we innovate with

INSURTECH

We aim to drive the uptake of insurance services through co-creation among digital startups and insurance service providers to unlock new exciting frontier and business development opportunities.

Some of our focus areas:

  • Life insurance
  • Financial wellbeing
  • Health insurance
  • Education insurance
  • Property insurance 
  • Auto insurance
  • Risk Assessment & Fraud Detection

Who we innovate with

HEALTH

HEALTH

It is undeniable that the healthcare ecosystem needs to be revamped. With technology, there are numerous promising opportunities to drive access to low cost basic quality services, improve efficiency across the value chain and inform policy.

We look out for solutions in:

  • Supply chain management 
  • Last mile delivery
  • Telemedicine 
  • Low cost diagnosis  
  • Mental health 

Who we innovate with:

Supply chain, mobility and logistics management

Supply chain, mobility and logistics management

As technology continues to blur boundaries, it is also a key driver for the flow of goods, information, capital, people and services in an increasingly competitive world. We seek to explore different ways to ensue collaboration between startups and key players to create new economic value and efficiency in the sector.

We look out for solutions in:

  • Fraud Detection 
  • Traceability 
  • Last mile delivery
  • Warehouse and storage automation 
  • Inventory management 
  • Demand planning
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Information management 
  • Customer centricity

Who we innovate with:

Media

Media

Technology has continuously transformed this age-old industry taking on various forms such as visual, audio and experiential. Some of the trends we see include data driven innovations, local content creation and social dynamics.

Our focus areas include:

  • Local content creation
  • Digital marketing
  • Customer centricity and personalization
  • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Social media 
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Gamification 
  • Creative industries

Our focus areas include:

Tourism, Travel & Hospitality

Tourism, Travel & Hospitality

The tourism industry is a significant contributor to the GDP and is expected to transform Uganda into a modern and prosperous country within 30 years by strengthening her competitiveness for sustainable wealth creation, employment and inclusive growth. We strongly believe this can be attained by leveraging technology and innovation.

Our focus areas include:

  • Customer centricity
  • Logistics and mobility
  • Wildlife conservation 
  • Information management 
  • Resource management 
  • Reservation and booking 
  • Operational efficiency 
  • Brand loyalty
  • User experience 

Who we innovate with:

Energy & Sustainability

Energy & Sustainability

The ever-increasing worldwide energy demand, global warming concerns, pollution and volatility in energy supplies and prices have necessitated re-thinking innovative energy strategies and clean energy technologies.

Our focus areas include:

  • New business models
  • Energy marketing models 
  • Smart metering 
  • User experience 
  • Intelligent networks 
  • Data management and analytics
  • Energy policy
  • Energy efficiency

Who we innovate with:

AGtech

AGtech

Agriculture is fundamental to Uganda’s economy, contributing significantly to GDP and employment, however, it is remains stifled by a number of challenges. Today, technology presents an opportunity to transform agriculture through Commercialization, Aggregation, and Agri-business and can ensure efficient operation of the value chain activities as well as increasing access to market information for better decision making.

Our focus areas include:

  • Value chain management 
  • Off taker models 
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)
  • Drone technology 

Who we innovate with:

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

The booming industrial policy is set to add value to our exports and technology to drive economic growth as well international competitiveness.

Some of our focus areas:

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Automation
  • Big Data Analytics 
  • 3D Printing 
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Robotics

Who we innovate with:

EdTech

EdTech

Leveraging the young population as a resource to drive Uganda’s socio-economic transformation through equipping them with the most in-demand skills, building their competencies and fostering an entrepreneurial environment in preparation for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Our focus areas include:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)
  • Design thinking
  • E-learning 

Who we innovate with:

Why you should join our platform

We understand entrepreneurs, since we are entrepreneurs ourselves. Therefore we combine knowledge, resources, capital, know-how, network, operational manpower, capabilities, corporate partners, open co-working infrastructure and facilities to establish a foundation for developing successful ventures.

Co-working.

Co-working.

Work side by side with startups and entrepreneurs in a dedicated and highly specialized work environment.
Business development.

Business development.

Join a larger community that provides daily sparring about scaling your business.
Access a large industry-specific network and several development programs.
Get Funded

Get Funded

Secure pilot funding from one of our industry partners.
Exclusive Mentor Mode

Exclusive Mentor Mode

Tap into our S4I industry mentors and thought leaders with experience in several business projects.
Strategic Brand Positioning

Strategic Brand Positioning

Strengthen your position within a larger startup eco-system.

The Future

MasterClasses- Skill Labs

We build today’s most in demand skills through Masterclasses. Our fellowship program also grooms young talent excited about building a career in technology. We channel this talent to startups, corporates and agencies looking to be part of a new future of work.
 

Smart Mobility.

Energy and Sustainability

Insurtech:
Bridge the Gap

Digital Business

Smart Cities

PITCH Nights

We host pitch sessions to showcase the great early-stage startups in our ecosystem allowing them the opportunity to meet their first large partner

Key themes

Money Tech - Fintech,
Insurtech, and Security
Hardware
Tech
Mobility
& IoT,
Real Estate,
New Materials &
Packaging, and
Sustainability &
Energy
Health Tech - Health
& Medical Devices,

Join one of our sector Labs