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African Entrepreneurship Award Team Visits RAN Innovation Lab

  • In General
  • 24 Feb 2017 - 1:24pm
  • By Mark Wamai
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African Entrepreneurship Award team with RAN Staff during their visit to RAN's Innovation Lab, 23rd February 2017, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

African Entrepreneurship Award team comprised of the Head of Investor Relations, BMCE Bank of Africa, and Award Manager, African Entrepreneurship Award visited the RAN Innovation Lab, Makerere University on Thursday, February 23rd 2017 following the launch of the second edition of the challenge on February 17th 2017 to publicize this new opportunity and explore a longer term partnership with the lab. The Team which is based in Morocco last visited RAN lab in October 2016 while evaluating the Fruiti Cycle project after getting shortlisted for the final round to receive a grant.

The main intention for this meeting was to discuss how best to maintain a volunteer network of mentors for the online, virtual regional mentoring since some Ugandan entrepreneurs have emerged as winners each year. The second issue was to explore the Ugandan Angel investing and Startup investment community so as to source funds and alongside their $1M investment which is a good strategic opportunity for RAN to be part of these initial conversations and eventually part of this innovation fund that could benefit some of the lab’s innovators and entrepreneurs.

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