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Is “Rolex Tourism” an Idea well thought out? Entrepreneurship Leadership 

Is “Rolex Tourism” an Idea well thought out?

When a Government official drapes himself in the very colors of the flag of a country, holds a press conference and announces “Government Policy”, we are supposed to take it seriously. By the time the Minister is holding a press conference, common assumption is that many people within the ministry have brainstormed, turning inside out an idea to find the whys and wherefores. Once satisfied that: The Idea is to the greatest positive interest of the country The Idea is viable The idea will create growth in the Sector which…

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The No. 1 Ingredient of Passionate Engagement in Education and Innovation Education 

The No. 1 Ingredient of Passionate Engagement in Education and Innovation

My class of young adults between the age of 18-35, studying Automotive engineering is an amazing class. It has about 70 adults, divided in groups. The majority are males with only four young ladies. The past two weeks we have been learning communication skills and also we decided to polish our presentation skills as part of our life skills. Usually I would give a topic in their field of study that is in motor vehicle and ask them to make a presentation in PowerPoint. Each student is required to make…

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“There are no Ideas in Uganda Worth Investing in”? Really? Entrepreneurship Finance Social Innovation 

“There are no Ideas in Uganda Worth Investing in”? Really?

On Friday the 12th 2016, The Innovation Village Kampala organized the inaugural Innovator’s Night event. The idea behind this event is to spur budding entrepreneurs, innovators and businessmen and women to showcase the efforts of their inspiration and thoughts. The wining Idea would take home the Prize from The Innovation Village. This is the start of many such initiatives. Someone somewhere has said: “There is no business in Uganda worth investing”. The thing is that that is a blanket assessment and it might not necessarily be true. On the other…

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CEO Summit Forum 2015 Entrepreneurship 

CEO Summit Forum 2015

The CEO Forum is the annual gathering of Uganda’s Captains of Business and Industry. The 6th Edition of the CEO Forum saw convergence of 200 business captains, regional thought leaders, academia and the public sector to shape and firm up ideas on the National Development Plan II v2040.  The first of its kind, this years’ CEO Forum was a two day session held at Serena Hotel Kigo with keen focus on what step changes needed to be activated to harmonize the different sectors and stakeholders into playing their role in Uganda’s v2040.

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Apps Development is not Innovation! Technology 

Apps Development is not Innovation!

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention Innovation! Ah What a fresh idea! I have always been innovative I think. Hundreds of years ago (I think), a guy called Plato said the following words: “Necessity is the mother of invention”. Looking back in my life and reflecting, I agree with him. There was this time that had an unfortunate experience. In the community where I lived, a murder had occurred the day prior to my unfortunate first time predicament. As usual, the police swung into reactionary action, arresting anything that moved from…

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Meet TAMITHI: The Animation Startup By Fresh Graduates in Uganda Entrepreneurship Personal Development Technology 

Meet TAMITHI: The Animation Startup By Fresh Graduates in Uganda

Award Winners before 1st Anniversary of Startup In the year 2015, the Ugandan Communications Commission (UCC) organized the 3rd version of Uganda Film Festival. The idea is to showcase the landscape of the local film industry. Two young graduates entered the fray and come out tops. The award for the Best Animation went to non other than TAMITHI, who were not even a year old by then! Boot Camps Today, Tamithi is running awesome Boot Camps for children aged between 8 and 17, as well as adults aged between 18…

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How Can Our Ideas Stay Relevant for Decades? Personal Development 

How Can Our Ideas Stay Relevant for Decades?

Two Battle Grounds in Business and Entrepreneurship Today, there is massive ‘warfare’ going on on two fronts in entrepreneurship and business. On one front, we have very many would be entrepreneurs and innovators pulling all stops to bring to the world the next Facebook, or Apple, or Twitter. There is no stop of Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists seeking to fund and be part of the next biggest ‘disruption’. Day in and out, the search continues. That should be a welcome relief to many who have ideas that they are…

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