The start-up awards era and how it creates mental demons for entrepreneurs

By Brenda Katwesigye, Founder of Wazi Vision. Last weekend, for some strange reason, I got obsessed (maybe a little too much) with reading Whitney Houston’s story. I listened to one of her classics, “Saving all my love for you” and it was as beautiful then as when I first heard it. Whitney was an icon. …

10 lessons I have learned since quitting my job to start a business.

By Brenda Katwesigye Today marks one year and 8 months since I officially resigned from my job at a top consulting firm to start my own business (es). For the last 20 months, I have been filled with either extreme anxiety or euphoria, and sometimes, both feelings have coexisted. It has been an experience like …

Register for the Funzi entrepreneurship training program.

Zimba Women and the International Trade Centre will be conducting a 6 weeks fully funded entrepreneurship program to women-led start-ups in Uganda through a mobile service called Funzi. Funzi is an award-winning mobile-only learning service available for everyone with an Internet-connected device to learn practical skills at http://www.funzi.mobi. They deliver bite-size learning content optimized for …

The Life-changing Reality Check Conference 2017.

By Mary Helda Akongo From 9th to 12th May, 2017, KAS Uganda and Centre for Development Alternatives (CDA) brought together a well designated group of intellectual and passionate youth at Esella Country Hotel to decipher the state of employment, entrepreneurship and education (3Es) in Uganda. The conference started with a thought-provoking presentation by Max Walters, Yusuf …

#ZimbaSummit16 : Breaking Business Barriers

The Zimba Technology for Business Summit, 2016 brought together a plethora of women and men from different SMEs, technology-based and other sector businesses, startups, government institutions, development partners and other stakeholders, all united by an interest to promote the advanced use of technology by  women and other typically marginalized groups in the business arena.  The …

Zimba at AGOA

Zimba Women participated in the Hub’s AGOA Preparedness Workshop on May 26 in Kampala, Uganda. Represented by our awesome Emerging Projects and Community Liaison Manager, Faadhila. We were on hand to explore how we can collaborate and partner with various agencies to build our capacity for export. To share our experience using technology for business …

Women, Business and the Society #ubuntupeople

Compared to other regions of the world, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of female entrepreneurs. These women are mostly owners of small businesses and local community shops serving the unmet needs of their homes and consumers. This reshapes the incorrect perception that African women have marginal input in overall economic output. But for all …

Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2015 Finalists – Zimba Women

We are proud to announce that Zimba Group LTD is among the  finalists for the Women in Tech category in the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. The Appsafrica awards celebrate positive impact in 10 categories from ventures who can clearly demonstrate innovation using mobile or technology to meet the needs of any African market(s). The finalists were selected from …