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Press Release: Seedstars Selects Kampala’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs



Geneva, Switzerland, 18th October 2019 – Seedstars World, the largest seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, has brought its pre-selection rounds to an end. With the support of the local hosts Outbox and NSSF, Kampala Innovation Week, Seedstars World will be holding a dynamic pitch event on the today 18th October 2019, to choose the country’s most promising startup.

Besides representing Uganda at the Seedstars Africa  Summit, the winner will win an all-inclusive trip to the Seedstars Africa Summit and the chance to win a spot at the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland where the winner will take home a 500K USD investment prize.

The top startups to advance to the finals are:


Elevator pitch

Too Good

TooGood is an online deal offers it's users prices cut offs of up to 85% the best services around town from businesses

Ogaget Holding LTD

Rethinking the National Ambulance System and Emergency Care

Yunga Technologies

Meet Yunga, A security device that allows homes to protect each other instead of security companies.

Ugabus Ltd

Ugabus is a bus aggregator that avails bus users with a web and mobile application to book any bus to travel anywhere within East Africa.


Leveraging mobile technology to increase crop yields through efficient soil testing to enable smallholder farmers make farming decisions

gnuGrid Africa

Monitor and control solar systems through the cloud in real-time, enabled by AI-optimized hardware. Seamless and Intelligence performance.

The Online Butchery

The Online Butchery is an online meat store that is dedicated to delivering a variety of fresh meat and meat products reliably.

Chap Chap Africa

We create financial profiles for SMEs by digitizing their day to day business transactions.

Teheca Limited

Personalised and convenient access to post birth care services and support through connecting mothers to nurses for in home checkup

The startups will pitch in front of a jury that consists of John Ndabarasa, Startup Relations and Engagement Associate, International Trade Center; Mina Shahid, Co-Founder, Co-CEO, Numida; Ron Kawamara, CEO, Jumia Uganda; Nielsimms Sangho, Country Lead – FlutterWave; Otim Gerald, Founder and Lead, Ensibuuko and Maryam Mgonja, Regional Partnerships Manager, Africa at Seedstars.

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Engineering, Art & Tech

Innovations using low cost locally available materials for point of use water treatment system unveiled



The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) conducted a Research Dissemination of two studies aimed at the Development of Materials for point of use water treatment systems.

The investigations were conducted by a team of researchers comprised of P. W. Olupot, H. M. Kalibbala, E. Menya, G.M. Wangi, J. Jjagwe, J. Wakatuntu, M. Turyasingura, R. Walozi, C. Kanyesigye and R. N. Kulabako.

The dissemination event held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 follows the successful completion of two MakRIF supported Research projects namely; Development of rice husk based granular activated carbon for point-of-use water treatment systems and Development of zeolite-based nanocomposite filters for drinking water treatment.

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Engineering, Art & Tech

Apac District gains from CEDAT’s Research on Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model and Efficacious patient management system



The School of Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) shared findings of research that was conducted in Apac Districts through two projects namely Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model (RCBM) and Efficacious patient management system (EPMS).

The findings of the research sponsored by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University research and Innovation Fund(MakRIF) were disseminated during a dissemination seminar held in the College on Friday 24th November 2023, where it was revealed that  Apac the host District greatly benefited from the services that not only led to the increased uptake of internet services but also gained through other socio economic areas.

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Application Forms for Admission to Public Universities 2024/2025



Senate Building

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University informs all Head Teachers of A ‘Level schools that application forms for admission to public universities for senior six candidates (UACE 2023) for the 2024/2025 academic year will be ready for collection from the university from Monday 4th December, 2023.

The application forms should be collected from the Office of the Academic Registrar, Senate Building, Level 3, Makerere University.

Issuing of the application forms will start on Monday, 4th December 2023 on payment of a non-refundable application fee of Uganda Shs. 52,000/=(fifty two thousand Uganda shillings only) per application form.

You are advised to get a pay reference number (PRN) using the ACMIS system ( to enable you pay the application fees in any bank used by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

The forms are for Ugandans only.

Please note that only Head Teachers or their authorized representatives will be served.

The closing date for submitting the completed application forms will be Wednesday 31st January, 2024.

Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi

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