Why Uganda you may ask?
«Young Kampalans didn’t know they could earn from their passion. People are just now appreciating that you can make money by developing apps or applying technology. Entrepreneurship is their only option.» Maureen Agena, a citizen journalist and a champion of women in tech, in an interview with Wired.co.uk.
To read the full about young entrepreneurs in in Kampala: http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/09/start/ugandas-tech-pioneers
Our first event in Uganda: ”Young Community Innovation Day”
4th of July 2015, Uganda, Kampala
Initializing a creative mind and a productive hand in Kampala, Uganda
The aim for the event was to invite young people with different backgrounds and get them involved in using their talents to do something for their community. 111 established and up and coming entrepreneurs attended the one day conference. They all came prepared with specific ideas or already initiated startups that could contribute to the growth of the community.
Through workshops with a lot of team working and lectures lead my Sarah Overby, the Founder of Young Community Day, they debated how to think big but start small by putting their ideas/start ups to different test and discussing how they can impact their societies in a most efficient, cost effective and realistic way. The best 11 selected ideas/startups presented their company in the making. Prince Kibiike Godfrey, who is in the middle of launching his internet-based Business & Breaking News service, which is linking investors to entrepreneurs and farmers to consumers worldwide called “Tomorrow’s Products Today” won our first ever Young Community Innovation Day Pitch Competition and went away with a computer.