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As the 2023 Women in FinTech Hackathon nears its culmination, Day 6 was marked by intensive learning and fine-tuning as the participants prepared to present their innovative solutions. Over the past week, more than 100 dedicated innovators have poured their talents into crafting impactful financial inclusion solutions, reflecting their commitment to transforming communities through technology. […]

The International Conference for Women Birders is scheduled to take place in Kampala from 6th to 8th December 2023. This conference marks a momentous occasion in the world of bird watching, as it aims to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women birders to the fields of birding, conservation, and environmental awareness. The theme of […]

Antenatal care is one service pregnant women struggle to seek. Many expectant mothers actually wait to first get a pregnancy complication to go for antenatal monitoring. They just hate the inconvenience of visiting the hospital every now and then. But what if this service was digitized? When Divinah Twinomujuni was pregnant last year, she went […]

With the world swiftly shifting into cashless economies, one of the areas of concern is digital trading and investment. Many people are still sceptical of digital phenomena such as cryptocurrencies and even Mobile Money. Other people are out there with lots of money and ready to invest it digitally but lack the know-how. With these […]

When the world was invaded by Covid-19 in 2020, global economies were brought to their knees. At a personal level, many individuals were left in survival mode, barely managing to feed their families. Education was not saved too. Learners were forced to study remotely in bits and when schools were re-opened parents were required to […]

Building and construction is a tricky business, mostly because contracts in this sector are usually post-paid. This means that one has to primarily foot the bill for construction materials and wages. At the end of the day, many construction companies incur high-interest loans that conversely affect their profits. James Andrew Mukuye was going through this […]

Market access is one of the biggest challenges for businesses in Uganda, especially in the informal sector. Many highly depend on word-of-mouth references because they lack resources for proper marketing. Some fail to breakeven and close shop while others stagnate at a small-scale level. It is estimated that Uganda has more than 2.5 million formal […]

One of the biggest business challenges is accountability. For instance, it is almost impossible for any organization to determine how much airtime or fuel was used by field staff in a given month. This is because the field staff usually pay out of pocket and claim the money later without proper proof. But this is […]

HiPipo has announced that registration for the fourth edition of the HiPipo 40 Days 40 FinTechs has opened. Without a doubt, the HiPipo 40 Days 40 FinTechs initiative has put the Innovation and Financial Inclusion bar very high; particularly showcasing both the time and lifesaving abilities of Financial Technology. Although the 2020 and 2021 seasons […]

Africa’s leading music publicist and media entrepreneur, Anyiko Owoko, launches the second season of VIP ACCESS: her YouTube show and its companion podcast featuring 18 music stars from Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, South Sudan, South Africa and the US. The new season is set to premiere on March 7th 2023 with new episodes every other Tuesday. […]