Startup|Energy News

SME-Incubator Uganda: Two-day bootcamp for young company founders

The two-day bootcamp is part of the Freelance Incubator Program in Uganda with the aim of taking the practical experiences of freelancers, discussing them with each other and developing solutions. In addition, there is a targeted transfer of information that expands the knowledge of the participants.
The bootcamp consists of interactive sessions and discussions on business planning, successful business principles, marketing, financial planning, credit management, leadership and product demonstration. Solar microenterprise owners and their business coaches attended the event. Of the 9 participants, three were women.
The bootcamp was organised by our partner Sendea Academy Uganda.

Kenyan Solar Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Program (SEEP) launched

The program aims to train and provide ongoing support to small and micro enterprises specializing in solar clean energy products and services.
Led by Gathu Kirubi, director of the Kenyan Solar Energy Foundation and an experienced solar entrepreneur, 43 participants (17 of whom are women) receive basic entrepreneurial training at two training sites. They then receive hands-on support in running their solar microenterprise over a few weeks.

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Pre-Announcement: Co-Creation Lab in 2024

The Co-Creation Lab brings together (post-)docs and master’s students from four universities in Uganda, Kenya and Germany to collaborate in workshops to further develop their CleanTech innovations.
The aim is not a one-sided transfer of knowledge, but an equal exchange of ideas and solutions for the respective region. The goal: to learn from other local contexts for one’s own startup idea.Three innovative ideas from each university will participate in the Co-Creation Lab in April 2024 in Nairobi.Start of application period: December 2023