StartHub: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa

300 students founded 34 startups in 1 year

With our action-oriented entrepreneurship training, StartHub enabled 300 students from 7 Ugandan universities to plan and build 34 businesses. We identified an approach which gives results and we need your support to scale up. We need your contribution to reach self-sustainance and are launching a crowdfunding campaign, starting on December 1.



Subscribe and get inspired!

In the front-lines of our campaign is our crowdfunding giraffe Giri!





























Join Giri on her 7 weeks entrepreneurship journey!

"Hello everyone, Giri speaking! I warmly invite you to an exciting entrepreneurship journey!
Every Friday until December 1 we will visit one of our partner universities, to meet our students and their successfully founded companies!
Scroll down and get on board!"

STOP 1
Kyambogo University
Do not fear to fail



"When I heard of the impact story taking place at Kyambogo amidst these amazing Jacaranda trees, ... I had to go and visit them! Meet Afrika21, a dream team that has turned their passion-for-fashion into a running business!"










STOP 2
Kampala International University
You will not fail if you solve a real customer problem



"I was impressed with the SegTech Team from KIU - they improved an existing tool and made work on the field for farmers so much easier! Without pumping and much more comfort they now save time and effort!"









STOP 3
Uganda Christian University
When failure happens, courage to continue is what counts!



"Let me take you on a surprise visit to Mukono, to meet Kevin from Ugandan Christian University. He tried to run this business before but had failed. Today he sells thousands of backpacks and employs 15 people, mostly widows and vulnerable women. After eight months? Wow!!!"









STOP 4
Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement
Business ideas that drive positive change are everywhere!



'Today I take you to a refugee settlement close to the Congolese border. Matata Bwema, graduate of Bugema University and Congloese refugee is passionate about training more people in entrepreneurship. His own business Amkeni Group sells the healthy leaves and seeds of the moringa trees - they harvest those around and planted more than 300 of their own!'







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