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African tech entrepreneurs

What most annoys investors about them AFRICA | TOM JACKSON | African startups regularly decry the lack of funding available to them, and the long, difficult journey of persuading venture capitalists on the continent to invest. But what pet peeves do Africa-based VC firms have about tech entrepreneurs? Asked that …

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South Korea agency boosts entrepreneurship in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) indicates that 28% of Ugandan adults own or co-own a new business. It adds that 10% start new business and 60% of those that are started do not live to celebrate their first birthday. Experts in this field say …

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Jopadhola Community Education Fund starts with $1000 boost

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Jopadhola Community Education and Scholarship Trust (TJC EAST) fund was on Saturday launched, with Kenyan physical planning expert Engineer Vincent K’Odera from Kisumu boosting it with an offer of $1,000 (sh3.6 million) cash. Engineer Vincent K’Odera, who as a member of the Luo …

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TEF opens Applications for 5th Cycle of $100m Entrepreneurship Programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. …

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Women entrepreneurship program plunges into funding crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender, Labour and Social Development Ministry is stuck with thousands of women groups seeking funding under the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program- UWEP. The program, in its third year of implementation continues to suffer consistent decline in budgetary allocations from Ministry of Finance, Planning and …

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4th Annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum announced for 25th october 2018

5,000 Entrepreneurs to be welcomed in Lagos for Africa’s largest entrepreneurial convening Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its 4th annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum. The largest gathering of African entrepreneurs and the …

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