Adapt or Be Left Behind

Opportunities for the Ugandan Entrepreneur in the Digital Economy.

Event structure

Deal Rooms

Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to engage with potential partners and investors after a careful vetting and match-making process to ensure meeting with the highest likely chance of success.

Business Clinics

Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to engage with various partners on the ways they can better incorporate various digital technologies into their businesses (payments, access to loans, access to digital marketplaces etc).

B2B Partner Lounge

Potential partners and/or investors will host one-hour sessions targeted at entrepreneurs with details on the ways innovators can take advantage of the opportunities within these organizations (innovations to ease systems, to implement projects, to supply services etc)

Master Classes

Intimate classroom style sessions where entrepreneurs will come & learn from industry experts on topics related to the day’s sub-track. We have partnered with Design without Borders to ensure these are delivered in the most creative, engaging way possible.

Plenary Sessions

High-level panel discussions and keynotes will feature during the plenary sessions, with panels that include all sectors needed for significant progress in the startup ecosystem.

Fireside Chats

Casual sundowner engagements that look to facilitate informal conversation with some of the leading names in digital innovation in the country today.

Who is attending

Accomplished & aspiring entrepreneurs & innovators

Local & regional VC-Funders & Angel Investors

Local startup hubs

International experts & thought-leaders

Academic & governmental bodies supporting the ecosystem.

Development & Private Sector partners



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Women attendees

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Uganda Innovation Week is an event that was established with a specific goal in mind; to bring together the startup ecosystem of Uganda. Since 2019, Startup Uganda, an association of Entrepreneurial Support Organisations, has brought together startups and innovators, potential investors, public & private sector partners, thought leaders and pacesetters to showcase, discover and engage. The event this year promises more inclusivity, a wider reach and a general country-wide movement

Hear From Our Attendees about their Experience

Don’t just take our word for it; our attendees are still raving about UIW 2022.

“This is the best moment at SUMIC in 2022! Uganda Innovation Week 2022 will always be remembered & will always get better & better.

Mr. Sumic Award Winner

One of the best networking experiences for me this year.

Noella Attendee

I love that UIW 2022 brought me closer to potential customers and future partner prospects. The opportunities are many

Boris Entrepreneur

After two years of virtual events, I believe UIW 2022 brought the startup community closer in this post-Covid era.

Joseph Founder

Seeing all these women speakers was beautiful. I can only imagine what the future has in store for women entrepreneurs. Thank you UIW 2022

Ms. Blaise

Moments To Remember

Uganda Innovation Week: Paving the Way for a more robust Startup Ecosystem in Uganda

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