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Spanish delivery firm Glovo out to conquer the world

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | With an ambitious 27-year-old boss and a growing army of computer engineers, Spanish start-up Glovo is chasing international growth by expanding beyond food deliveries, despite criticism of the working conditions of its drivers. Four years ago Oscar Pierre quit his first job at Airbus, Europe’s largest …

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Government promises support for Tony Elumelu entrepreneurs

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Beneficiaries of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) have received good news from Uganda’s Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda. Rugunda who met the entrepreneurs recently at his office in Kampala led by United Bank for Africa management team discussed a possible partnership with the government of Uganda. The partnership …

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Uganda to host 4th industrial revolution meet

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Kafeero Foundation, a social enterprise organization will hold the inaugural annual Power the Next event at Kampala Serena Hotel on Nov 16. The event will showcase Uganda’s progress in implementing Africa’s fourth industrial revolution. The event organized under the theme “Connecting Business to Capital” will bring …

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UNDP partners with TEF to empower 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the global development network of the United Nations, has partnered with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) — Africa’s leading philanthropy committed to empowering entrepreneurs — to train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa over 10 …

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Funding key for budding entrepreneurs – Prof Kwesiga

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Executive Director of Uganda Industrial Research Institute Prof. Charles Kwesiga has told upcoming young entrepreneurs to be on the lookout for funding and other supporting opportunities to realize their dreams. Speaking at the ‘Academia Meets Industry 2019 two-day convention’ held in Kampala …

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AKOL: Plan for taxes from the start of your business

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General Doris Akol has encouraged entrepreneurs and businesses to not only plan for marketing, rent, wages and transport costs, but also taxes, that eventually determine the survival of their enterprise. “Businesses need to start looking at tax as another cost of operation. My advice to …

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Nurturing entrepreneurs through incubation

By Flavia Nassaka The Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) is an incubation centre for entrepreneurship. Prof. Charles Kwesiga, the Executive Director spoke to Flavia Nassaka about business incubation and its future in Uganda. What are the key elements of your management philosophy as a CEO? For any director to succeed, …

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