Ignite & Innovate - What are the big opportunities for entrepreneurs in the digital economy?

With corporate and development partners directing funding support to building the digital economy, what are the opportunities for the average entrepreneur (startup, MSME, etc)? How can entrepreneurs better position themselves to harness these opportunities? What sectors are actively leveraging digital and can benefit from new innovation? It is these questions and more that Day 1 will look to address.


Facilitator: Starthub Africa/Founders Lounge


The Future of Ugandan Startups in a Digital Age: Navigating The Opportunities & Challenges
In an era defined by rapid technological advancements, Ugandan startups are poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the country’s economy. In an attempt to navigate this landscape successfully, Ugandan startups are focusing on innovation, collaboration, and adaptability. Collaborative efforts within the startup community and partnerships with established companies can help leverage resources and expertise. Moreover, startups must remain agile, continuously adapt to market dynamics, and prioritize quality, user-centric solutions. This plenary conversation will look to highlight practically, what some of these collaborative efforts might look like and how startups can better place themselves in places that they can take advantage. It will bring to light opportunities for digital entrepreneurs within the digital economy here in Uganda and beyond.
Keynote: Uganda’s Digital Transformation Roadmap – What is in it for Entrepreneurs?
By:Badru Ntege, Founder, NFT Mawazo
Panel Session:The Future of Ugandan Startups in a Digital Age: Navigating The Opportunities & Challenges

Moderator: Catherine Tulina Kafumbe, Country Director, SafeBoda

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Firsthand Experience on Landing High Profile Partnerships

Moderator: Racheal Kentenyingyi, Communications Specialist, UNCDF

1:00 - 3:00 (Lunch & Exhibition Exploring)

Select entrepreneurs will give live demos of their products on stage from 2pm – 3pm

In today’s dynamic business landscape, collaboration between established public & private sector organizations and ambitious entrepreneurs has become an essential driver of innovation and growth. The B2B Partner lounges during UIW 2023 aim to foster these collaborations, with these partners inviting entrepreneurs to explore a wealth of opportunities within their organizations. These opportunities range from funding support to potential client relationships and project collaborations, creating a win-win scenario for both parties. Entrepreneurs, often armed with fresh perspectives and innovative ideas, can be invaluable assets to established corporations. By bridging the gap between startups and established firms, partners can leverage the entrepreneurial spirit to their advantage.


Panel Discussion Hosted by WITU

Opportunities for The Ugandan female founder in the digital economy

Come and get to know some of the leading names in digital Innovation on a personal level! What inspires them? What keeps them going?

Moderator: Tony Otoa, Chief Executive, Stanbic Business Incubator


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