The StartHub Catalyzer is the first investor for Uganda’s best Startups.

The StartHub Catalyzer accelerates Ugandan startups. 1-on-1 guidance. From business modeling to investment & continuous growth. For 2 years. And 4M UGX in cash to boost your Startup.
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How does the StartHub Catalyzer help your African Startup grow?

Pre-Catalyzer Bootcamp:

Once you manage to get selected, you will get a free Bootcamp for a week, all expenses covered. The best teams will receive investment and long-term support.


4M UGX and mentoring for 2 years:

We invest in you You get additional access to our fund later. And you will work with a StartHub mentor who gets paid to support you. Up to two years. Up to investment readiness.

Startup learning:

We send relevant videos, books, blogs, … Not more than needed. But all that is necessary. When you need it. For whatever you are building.

Get investment:

After the 4M UGX you can apply for additional loans from StartHub. Also, we help you prepare to raise money and connect you to our investment partners.

Management support:

Incorporation advice Handling finances. Identifying, tracking and acting on core metrics. Hiring. Raising money. We got your back.H Raising money. Hiring. We got your back.

How does the Catalyzer come on board?

Great question! First of all: The model was designed together and thus benefits the startups we work with.

Incentive: We commit to fully being available to support you in any way for 2 years. We help you learn and achieve all you need to be able to raise investment. Strategic guidance, Business Model Design, Product Development guidance, Team Culture, Marketing, and more.

Time: Our model ensures you have a partner in the long-run. Because it is necessary. If you prioritize the wrong things even only for a few months, your costs are enormous. We help you rule the option of failure out as good as possible.

Investment: We invest 4M UGX if you can make it into the program. We are a Startups first investor for the urgent needs. And Guide you. To derisk Startups for our Investor Network. We have allocated money you can apply for as part of a fund available to Startups that have made it into the Catalyzer program, extra vetting necessary at the time of need.

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How East African Startups can raise investment.

These are the top four reasons investors told us why East African startups struggle to get investment.The Catalyzer is the best way for any African startup to make it happen as it guides step by step. To see how StartHub Africa thinks about solving those challenges, check out the blog posts talking more about those challenges (under construction).

Knowing the next step.

The Catalyzer guides startups through weekly mentoring to always work on the next most important thing. Also find a step-by-step startup guide in our Blog.

Blog: A startup gameplan.

Focus on the right things.

Working all day does not mean relevant progress. The Catalyzer guides African startups to not waste time working on the wrong things.

The right entrepreneurship know-how.

There is so much business talk that is wrong. The Catalyzer guides African startups through the few relevant frameworks.

Getting investors on board.

The Catalyzer helps to find them. And become investor-ready. And to use the capital well. And guides on when and what amount to raise.

The StartHub Catalyzer helps startups in Uganda to do the right thing at the right time. StartHub is like the Co-Founder with the perfect gameplan for your startup in the pocket. Apply now as a Startup and learn what you have to do to find an investor in Uganda.

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Meet the Startups that are part of our Catalyzer program!

Isharc Inc.

Isharc provides professionally designed software solutions (websites, APIs, information systems, etc.) to individuals, businesses, and startups in particular. Based on past projects, Isharc continuously automatizes building IT projects through their software to build a scalable IT agency.

Rada Safaris Ltd

Most tourists discovering the beauty of East Africa are foreigners. Rada Safaris is changing that. They offer unique trips and experiences for university students and other Ugandan travelers, building a travel community.


Inove-Labs runs practical physics and robotics courses at secondary schools, complementing the theoretical education. Inove-Labs also offers science kits that come with building materials and instructions. Kids build torches, phone chargers, and many more things – learning physics at home, building useful things and having fun.

SportsTalent Africa

Promotion of sport talent is largely unorganized and unstructured in Uganda. Sports-Matchup provides sports equipment, helps sports teams to form, takes on individual sportsmen and runs sports tournaments in profitable ways across the country.


Health and fitness needs of urban populations across Africa is changing fast. Mergefit brings fitness online. With their brand Omni Gym, any Ugandan can get access to all gyms in town with just one subscription. On top of that, Omni gym provides a personal coach online guiding remote workout to reach individual fitness goals.

Solfix Ltd

Solfix makes legal services accssible and affordable for the middle class that has poor legal access and is mostly exposed to fraudulent lawyers and service providers.

Social Clark

Social Clark makes Social Media easy for companies. Affordable all around care through their web-based software ensures that more and more African SMEs get branding and quality Social Media marketing services at amazing prices.

Zetu Africa

Zetu Africa and its product Seatpack are all about sustainable manufacturing and great design. Schoolbags that transform into school chairs used in rural, unfurnished classrooms in Uganda... Or into a stool to sit next to a bonfire at night. Customers cubsidize school backpacks. Made with materials grown in Uganda and from amazing tailors in Uganda.

The Economic Misfit

Started as a pan-african knowledge site churning out quality content written by researchers and sector experts on topics around the economic challenges of the African Youth, The Economic Misfit offers professional B2B services in communication and knowledge management.

WAGE Spices

WAGE (Women and Girl Empowerment) Spices is fostering sustainable & organic spice and herbs farming, processing and packaging. WAGE sources 75% of it's raw materials from small scale women farmers and 25% from it's sister NGO, WAGE Farm. WAGE improves household incomes of our farmers by paying 10% more than the market value and supporting them to establish village banks to foster sustainable development and build resilient communities. Currently with over 120 small scale farmers, we are expanding with a target of over 1,000. Enjoy any of our delicious 32 products blended to sooth your taste for spices and herbs.