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Are you an effective, efficient and sustainable social entrepreneur, The Kajjansi Junction Programme would like to invite you to save the date 21st August 2018 to showcase your business in the areas of water purification systems, renewable energy, food delivery, plastic recycling, organic waste management, environmental conservation and healthy living. Please find details are in the flyer.
The Innovation Village Kampala is one of the investors who will be at this years PAINT event starting tomorrow. Other investors include: Stanbic Bank - Uganda, @Pearl Capital Investors,Pride Microfinance, Open Capital Advisors, Oxfam in Uganda, Iungo and XSML an investment fund manager operating in frontier markets in Central and East Africa. PAINT aims to accelerate agribusiness in Uganda by matching agribusinesses and investors for potential investment opportunities. Agwang Aidah Agri-ProFocus Uganda Agri-Hub
The Trade, Match making and networking 2017 event under the PAINT initiative is back, bigger and better. The event will take place next week on 11th & 12th October. Watch this space as we profile this year's participants investors and agribusinesses included.#PAINT2017 with Agri-ProFocus Uganda Agri-Hub Agwang Aidah Sylvia Natukunda
In July, BSpace coordinated a bootcamp for ENVenture's CBOs . For the full story,click on the link below
Yunus Social Business intends to run their next investment readiness program for 2017 and are calling for applications.Application is online via the link below:
ENVenture is a mentoring program, designed to empower community based organizations that already exist in rural areas and turn them into entrepreneurs. By partnering with community based organizations (CBOs) in rural communities, entrepreneurial business solutions are created to bring solar lights, improved cook stoves, water filters, and energy-saving briquettes to communities that do not have access to these life-saving technologies.
ENVenture together with BSpace will be hosting a two days training Bootcamp 12th and 13th of July next week at Resilient Africa Network Kololo.
Aims of the bootcamp are two; One is to Appreciate the concept of running a business or profit making venture and two is learning about clean energy
ENVenture creates and expands sustainable goods ventures in developing countries in order to increase access to low cost, low carbon technologies that advance the health and sanitation of current living standards while improving the environment. creates new income-generating opportunities, which ultimately benefits local people. Participating SGVs will retail a variety of high quality products approved by ENVenture for distribution, including solar lights, non-electric water filters, improved cook stoves, and energy-saving briquettes.
enventureenterprises.org ENVenture finances and trains Community Based Organizations to launch rural clean energy enterprises in Uganda.
Well done to ENVenture - creating sustainable enterprises
We love when the new energy businesses we seed in rural Uganda go onto receiving external support! Congratulations to Mukhobeh Moses Khaukha and Hands of Action Uganda for being an IEEE Smart Village ambassador! He is currently attending a sponsored meeting in Accra, Ghana with other community leaders across Africa!
Next month together with ENVenture - creating sustainable enterprises and 20 energy companies, we will be jointly facilitating a 2 day boot camp. #proudtobeassociated #connectingthedots #inclusivebusiness
Come say hello to the ENVenture team at our new office space at The Innovation Village Kampala! We are excited to be in a hub of co-innovators and start-ups changing the landscape for Uganda.
BSpace is a member of NUTIP (Netherlands Uganda Trade and Investment Platform) and is currently being represented at the ongoing AGM and B2B networking event going on right now at the DFCU towers.
UNDP is looking for strong qualified candidates that could submit proposals to bid for hosting and managing the online portal YAS! – the Africa Youth Entrepreneurship ( especially for women) gateway digital resource.
Please see the direct link to this exciting new UNDP innovation challenge grant award opportunity in the link below and apply to the email address indicated:
undp.org If implemented innovatively, this online portal can be at the very centre of facilitating the much-needed contribution by African youth towards SDG attainment – but UNDP does not have the financial resources or the expertise to directly implement this portal, ensuring that it is sustainable and rema...
CTA Releases a New Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Working to Modernize Agriculture Through ICTs
A guidebook designed for young people interested in developing e-agriculture businesses in African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries is launched today. Published by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), An ICT Agripreneurship Guide – A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs seeks to help young entrepreneurs to tap in to the massive scope offered by information and communication technologies (ICTs) for driving ACP economies, especially in the agribusiness sector. The handbook is being unveiled at the African Youth Agripreneurs Forum, to be held in Ibadan, Nigeria from April 25-26.
Taking a hands-on approach, the guide provides a number of case studies, as well as practical advice from young ACP entrepreneurs interviewed for the publication. It also presents common mistakes and ways to avoid them, and recommendations on how to scale up successful cases. A selection of business and product development tools and a comprehensive references section provide material for further inquiry.
Download a copy from the link below:
publications.cta.int This Handbook provides a step-by-step roadmap designed to equip aspiring ICT entrepreneurs, with the information and knowledge they need to start an ICT-based business in the agricultural sector, outlining key opportunities and challenges that will be encountered along the way. Using real-life examp...
PAINT IS BACK! This time it is BIGGER AND BETTER !
Are you a business person in the agribusiness sector and wish to be linked to buyers, suppliers and/or investors in form of equity financing, commodity financing, grants, loans or wish to have your products access markets? Do you fulfill the following requirements?
You have a registered business or organization
Are you in the sectors of horticulture, dairy & livestock, oil seeds and coffee?
Your business has been operational for at least 2 years
You employ at least 10 people or work with at least 50 farmers
Your cash flows are backed by a bank statement or audited books of accounts for the 2 years
Your Annual return is above USD 30,000 (100,000,000 Ug
PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships. The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribusinesses to financing, technology, knowledge and markets. The selected applicants will also receive mentoring and coaching.
We are currently receiving application from interested businesses in the sectors mentioned above who wish to participate in the PAINT program. A physical matchmaking event will be held in October 2017.
For further details email Aidah for the concept Note
How to apply
Apply now by filling this application form:
Or send an email to Sylvia Natukunda at [email protected] or Aidah @ [email protected]
Deadline for receiving applications is 31st May 201
Are you an entrepreneur, business or organization and are interested in free entrepreneurship training and certification by experts from the prestigious Boccini University and Venture Capitalists? Here is a great opportunity to get certified entrepreneurship training and support to develop your ideas and Businesses.Register your participation on the website: www.adansonia.net and complete this survey on the link below:
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bspace.co.ug SEED Initiative, hosted by Adelphi Research gemeinnützige GmbH, runs an annual global awards scheme, the SEED Awards, in which the most promising start-up social and environmental enterprises are selected by the independent expert International Jury.Read more
We recently caught up with the MD of Green Heat Limited, a social enterprise that has benefited from BSpace's Business Development Services.Below is the full interview:
bspace.co.ug Spotlight: An interview with BSpace beneficiary –Green Heat LTD In 2015 BSpace was contracted by the SEED Initiative (SEED) to provide accelerator support to Green Heat a Social and Environmental Enterprise in Uganda. SEED which is founded by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN is hosted by Adelphi Research geme...
Since 2016, BSpace has been part of the multi-initiative that plans to develop the fast growing urban Kajjansi area in such a way, that it creates value for the local businesses and communities and at the same time reduces the environmental footprint of the area. For details of this project, click on the link below:http://bspace.co.ug/portfolio-items/the-kajjansi-project/
bspace.co.ug The Kajjansi Junction programme is a multi-annual initiative that aims to develop a fast growing urban area in Uganda in such a way, that it creates value for the local businesses and communities while reducing the environmental footprint with the aim of demonstrating how African cities can adopt a…
Calling all trainers who are interested in training on story telling, apply now! Have a great and productive week.
bspace.co.ug Drive the topic storytelling for social enterprises in Uganda Storytelling is an innovative methodology for organizational development, for identifying and overcoming communication gaps, for explaining the value proposition of one’s business or for a mutual understanding of the different partners of...
Are you an entrepreneur? Are you a social business? Would like to learn how to tell your business story better? Would you like to learn how to use your business story as a marketing tool and attract more clients, partners and donors? If so ,Siemens Stiftung is offering a one day story telling workshop in Kampala on the 26th April 2017 at Royal Suites Bugolobi. The training which is valued at USD 650 ( UGX 2,450,000 M) is being offered for free to the first 20 businesses/entrepreneurs that sign up .For more information on how to sign up, click on the link below:
bspace.co.ug A call for nominations and applications from Ugandan Social businesses for a business story telling training. What is storytelling? Storytelling is an innovative methodology for organizational development, for identifying and overcoming communication gaps, for explaining the value proposition of one...
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bspace.co.ug Establishing Uganda’s first “learning living lab” at Kajjansi, Wakiso District A consortium of local and international development partners are setting up Uganda’s first “learning living lab” at the Kajjansi junction in Wakiso District. In this living lab the partners will develop, test and implem...
Last week together with ULGA, we hosted a mission from Dasuda, Municipality of Utrecht and Centre for Entrepreneurship. As a follow up to last year meetings were held with the British council, Mango Tree, Spouts of water, Kampala City council Authority (KCCA), Kajjansi town council, National water and sewage corporation( NWSC), DFID among others. The team was on a fact finding mission for a planned project in the Kajjansi area.
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Happy new year esteemed followers! We thank you for beginning 2017 with us and we look forward to walking this journey with you. Last year BSpace was part of the the PAINT initiative alongside organisations like SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Agri-ProFocus Uganda Agri-Hub and Netherlands-Uganda Trade and Investment Platform which organized the two day Trade and Investment and Matchmaking Event and the results are in! Below we bring you two first hand account success stories from two participants who attended the event. To read more, click on the link below:
bspace.co.ug In October 2016, BSpace joined a consortium of development and business catalyst organisations including: SNV Uganda, Agri ProFocus Uganda and NUTIP(Netherlands Uganda Trade and Investment Platform) to champion the PAINT initiative. Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)…
It has been a great year here at BSpace Uganda as we sign off, we wish you a wonderful holiday and a prosperous 2017
Call for application deadline extended! The SAMforSEE deadline has been extended to 12th December. So far we have received applications from some amazing social enterprises but we are also aware that there are more out there. For more information on how to apply, click on the link below:
bspace.co.ug SAMforSE’s second call for applications from social enterprises Are you a social entrepreneur? Are you in need of advisory support? In order to support social entrepreneurs, Siemens Stiftung has launched the 2nd cohort of the SAMforSE voucher program. Siemens Stiftung developed SAMforSE in coopera...
On 22nd November we held the very first symposium on Ecotourism under the Switch Africa Green project. We invited key actors from the tourism sector in the public sector, private sector and the community and turn up they did. The Symposium's guest speaker was Ecotourism Kenya's CEO Grace Nderitu who gave a presentation on Kenya's experience which was followed by a panel discussion and a Q & A session with the audience. The symposium concluded with a networking cocktail, this album bring's you the night's highlights.
Ms. Babra Adoso (Chairperson of AUTO) chatting with our guest speaker Ms. Grace Nderitu before the symposium started.
Unreasonable East Africa's call for applications!
For those of you who have not heard of Unreasonable EA it is one of the most prestigious incubator hubs that accelerates the growth of early stage companies in East Africa.
In the same breath we would like to announce that application for the 2017 programme is now officially open and will close on the 16th of December. The selection criteria for the applicants are based on the following ingredients:
Fit with UEA - must display integrity, self-awareness and coachability
Impact - must address a massive problem and create profound change
Team - must have cohesiveness with each other, be experts or working towards that and formidable to bring the vision to life
Scalability - must be have a business model that integrates impact to positively change one million lives
In case you are still in doubt about the potential that this opportunity could have for you please note the following:
Every unreasonable fellow has had access to reknown mentors and accredited investors both regionally and across the globe
Some unreasonable fellows have raised over USD 5 million dollars for their startups
Unreasonable EA is backed by reputable organisations like the The Rockefeller Foundation, One Acre Fund and Outbox
Last year's Unreasonable EA fellow made it to this year's Google Demo Day in Silcon Valley, Carlifornia
So don't miss this opportunity to give a boost to your business idea or pass it on to someone you know can benefit from this amazing experience!
For those interested in beefing up their applications for the fellowship, we have only three slots available. Get in touch to be one of the choice three.
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