This Inventor Can't Stop Innovating in Uganda

Inc Startups

Moses Kizza Musaazi is an entrepreneur, inventor, and fixer of many troubled things in the country of Uganda. Uganda's swamps abound with papyrus, providing a plentiful and free source of material. Read more about Musaazi's inventions and solutions for Uganda here.

Founder Speaks After Her Zuckerberg- and Gates-Backed For-Profit School Is Ordered to Shut Down

Inc Startups

Uganda's Bridge International Academy is accused of 'poor hygiene.' Its founder says it's a more complicated campaign to undermine its existence

How This Million-Dollar Fashion Startup Is Helping African Entrepreneurs Stay in Business

Inc Startups

Five percent of sales will go to a charity that supports small business owners in Uganda, Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, and South Sudan Tom Cridland sells a $100 "Entrepreneur's Shirt"--guaranteed to last 30 years.

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Man to plead to sending Uganda-made counterfeits in mail

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man nicknamed "Bullionaire" has been scheduled to plead guilty before a federal judge in Pittsburgh to charges he mailed $5,200 in counterfeit $100 bills from North Carolina to Los

Flat world creativity

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Innovation from around the globe Immarsat’s Satellites - UK EV Car dispensing machine – China Chef robots – Portugal Powering agriculture – Uganda The pot at the end of the rainbow – Ireland Google “Climate Change” View – Canada Precision.

Musings on Philanthropy After Hosting Refugees

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

For much of 2017, we had LGBT refugees from Iraq and Uganda living at our house in the Bay Area. I sent out some private reflections and anecdotes about the experience to some friends. For those especially interested in the topic, feel free to email me and I can share with you.

Entrepreneurs in Africa Find Opportunity in Scarcity

Inc Startups

In Uganda, one of the poorest countries in the world, these entrepreneurs create opportunity for themselves and others. I saw that in action, when I recently visited Uganda with the United Nations Foundation and its Global Entrepreneur Council (disclosure: my trip was paid for by UNF).

Aid workers detained as South Sudan military accuses rebels

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Armed personnel have detained South Sudanese staffers with the aid group Samaritan's Purse, the group said Monday, while rebels dismissed as "propaganda" the government's claim of a kidnapping

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back with Branding for Global Sanitation Non-Profit gather

crowdSPRING Blog

“In March, we met with more than 25 sanitation providers in Kenya and Uganda, and discovered that this lack of data was a universal problem,” explains gather Co-Director John Peter Archer.

This Man Can't Stop Innovating

Inc Startups

The genius of Moses Kizza Musaazi: He's an inventor, entrepreneur, fixer of things that are broken in the troubled country of Uganda. In Uganda, where more than 50 percent of the population survives on less than $1.25 Musaazi, by contrast, grapples with a range of Uganda's myriad ills.

NFIB Announces 2012 National “Young Entrepreneur of the Year”: Oceanside, CA Teenager Recognized with $10,000 Scholarship

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog

Mitchell, a senior at Guajome Park Academy Charter, was inspired to start her business after making a trip to Uganda where she volunteered at an orphanage and befriended a five-year-old former street child whose mother is dying of AIDS. Touched by her story, Mitchell created a business to sell the unique handmade jewelry created by the women of Uganda. WASHINGTON, D.C. –

Mobile Is Hot--& Only Getting Hotter

Inc Startups

Farmers and traders in countries like India, Niger, and Uganda have reported business growth as a direct result of access to mobile payment and other mobile applications. By 2015, cell phone plans will outnumber people. Take a look at some of the stats behind this booming market.

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Buy a book, save a life

Escape From Cubicle Nation

My friend Teddy, who is from Uganda, writes passionately about the topic at Project Diaspora , highlighting the development work being done every day by Africans, and often looking at expatriate aid programs with a critical eye. In college, my major was International Service and Development.

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back with Branding for Global Sanitation Non-Profit gather

crowdSPRING Blog

“In March, we met with more than 25 sanitation providers in Kenya and Uganda, and discovered that this lack of data was a universal problem,” explains gather Co-Director John Peter Archer.

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back with Branding for Global Sanitation Non-Profit gather

crowdSPRING Blog

“In March, we met with more than 25 sanitation providers in Kenya and Uganda, and discovered that this lack of data was a universal problem,” explains gather Co-Director John Peter Archer.

How to Help African Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

After surviving the Rwandan genocide, Ashish Thakkar left high school in Uganda to launch a small computer business that would later become Mara Group , one of Africa’s most successful conglomerates. My mother was born in Tanzania, and my father in Uganda.

How Ashish Thakkar Built an African Business Empire

Inc Startups

Thakkar, who is a native of the United Kingdom and grew up in Uganda, now has operations in 19 African countries and just fewer than 9,000 employees. Africa hasn''t always been a safe place for entrepreneurs. But that''s changing.

[Sponsored] Clearbell’s Success Another Vindication Of Manish Chande’s Eye For A Good Deal

YoungUpstarts

Chande, whose family was expelled from Uganda by notorious dictator Idi Amin, has been a member of the board of the prestigious Land Securities, and was the CEO of Trillium, which broke new ground in the management of sale and lease-back property.

TBPP2011: Chris Sarette on “Getting to Here”

The Product Guy

Each of the 17 seamstresses we employ was at one time abducted by a rebel army operating in northern Uganda, and many of these women escaped the group carrying children fathered by their captors. What is quickly becoming tradition, we are kicking off the first series of the year looking at our most recent winner of The Best Product Person. Chris Sarette, The Best Product Person of 2011 , is the estimable subject of this series.

Survey: Women Entrepreneurs Optimistic About 2013

Inc Startups

In Brazil, Ecuador, Uganda, and Switzerland, the rate of business creation by gender is equal. Women entrepreneurs are more optimistic about 2013 than 2012, according to new data. Here are their priorities and concerns. Could 2013 be the year of the woman entrepreneur?

“It’s hard to convey the impact seeing the work in person has on people” – Charity: Water’s Scott Harrison on Making a Difference

Hunter Walker

Or Uganda for example. My final year at YouTube was spent on a set of activities aimed at extending YouTube’s capabilities as an education and activism platform, not just an entertainment vehicle.

“It’s hard to convey the impact seeing the work in person has on people” – Charity: Water’s Scott Harrison on Making a Difference

Hunter Walker

Or Uganda for example. My final year at YouTube was spent on a set of activities aimed at extending YouTube’s capabilities as an education and activism platform, not just an entertainment vehicle.

How to Bring the Holiday Spirit of Giving into Work

Up and Running

When I was in high school, my friends and I set up a giving tree outside the school library, as a fundraiser for the Harambee Centre, an organization which provides, among other things, ambulatory services; and which builds schools for children in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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Korde is an Indian who also spent some of his childhood in Uganda and then moved to the US. Dorit and I went to the most amazing concert last night at the Boston Philharmonic Discovery Series, of which we have been subscribers for several years.

Raven + Lily: Empowering Women Through Design

Hunter Walker

I had just moved back to the US from living in Uganda working with an artisan group, and was thrilled to find a brand here in Austin that so perfectly aligned with the kind of work I wanted to continue doing. “Empowering women through design” is core value Raven + Lily uses to guide their business. I was introduced to R+L and their Ops Director Cameron Crake via our mutual friend Katy Roth down in Austin, TX.

Will Silicon Valley Save the World? No--But Here's What Will

Inc Startups

I spent that week in Uganda observing appropriate technology in action with one of its most vocal practitioners and proponents. Foreign Policy''s latest cover argues that Silicon Valley start-ups can''t fix global problems with apps. It''s true--but that''s not the end of the story.

TBPP2011: Chris Sarette on “Living in the Now”

The Product Guy

To overcome all these obstacles, and then hit a snag in production because something like needles have suddenly become the scarcest commodity in Uganda, can leave you at your wit’s end. What is quickly becoming tradition, we are kicking off the first series of the year looking at our most recent winner of The Best Product Person. Chris Sarette, The Best Product Person of 2011 , is the estimable subject of this series.

5 Great Companies That Make Money & Do Good

Inc Startups

Recently named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business , Dehtiar currently produces in Ethiopia, Liberia and Kenya--with plans to expand Oliberté to Cameroon, Congo, Uganda and Zambia. Need a little inspiration?

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Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

ReadWriteStart

Alliy is managing partner of the Savannah Fund , a $10 million fund that will soon begin investing in technology startups in East Africa, including Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation.

The Nonprofit Giving Free Money to the Poor, No Strings Attached

Inc Startups

Founded in 2008 by Paul Niehaus, Michael Faye, and Rohit Wanchoo, GiveDirectly enables donors to transfer money directly to the phones of people living in poverty in Kenya and Uganda. What would happen if charities cut out the middleman and asked people to send cash directly to the poor? GiveDirectly is in the process of finding out. The old saying goes: If you give a man a fish, he''ll eat for a day, but teach a man to fish, and he''ll eat for a lifetime.

Marketing the Viral Effect and Not-for-Profit Gold

crowdSPRING Blog

Some questioned whether the effort was over-simplifying the situation and others pointed out that Kony was no longer in Uganda.

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Invest in Israel Newsletter April 2011 Edition

VC Cafe

Mekorot National Water Company will develop Uganda’s water infrastructures under an agreement signed with the government-owned National Water and Sewerage Corporation. Mekorot will first build projects in Karamoja district in Uganda’s arid northeast, but hopes to expand its work throughout the country and to include the development of sewage treatment plants.

The Unbearable Lightness of Travel

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Levi is an American traveler and talented writer who's riding his bicycle through Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and Kenya. His dispatches from the road are worth following if you read travel blogs. In a recent post he first covers the liberating freedom of not owning much stuff. Things are a burden: nice and expensive things come with the stress of potentially losing those nice and expensive things.

Study: Female Founders Fear They're Less Capable Than Men

Inc Startups

The 2012 GEM report surveyed 198,000 people in 69 countries and in all but seven of the countries surveyed women represent a minority of the nation''s entrepreneurs, with the exceptions being Panama, Thailand, Ghana, Ecuador, Nigeria, Mexico and Uganda.

Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

ReadWriteStart

Alliy is managing partner of the Savannah Fund , a $10 million fund that will soon begin investing in technology startups in East Africa, including Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation.

Editor's Letter: Inspirations

Inc Startups

While I was in Ethiopia, editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan traveled in Uganda to meet Moses Kizza Musaazi, an entrepreneur whose work represents, as Leigh writes in her story about him, "a kind of turnkey thinking about human suffering." Today, the charitable impulse seems to come early and often to entrepreneurs still in their formative, company-building years. Traditionally, successful people turned their attention to the woes of the world only after they made their bundle.

Inc.'s Favorite Stories of 2012

Inc Startups

This Man Can't Stop Innovating For our June issue, Leigh Buchanan traveled to Kampala, Uganda, the headquarters of Moses Kizza Musaazi's Technology for Tomorrow. The past 12 months brought many memorable stories from Inc. We've selected a few of our favorites. Each year, Inc.

The Mission: Teach 10 Million Kids--and End Poverty

Inc Startups

By early 2015, Bridge will have academies in Nigeria and Uganda, with India soon following. Bridge International Academies has built 300 schools serving 100,000 students. But that''s only the beginning of its mission to wipe out poverty and make money doing it.

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How to respond to Nigerian Spam Mail

Will Price

Fortunately I was blown clear of the wreckage and was able to make my way through the jungles of Nigeria to the Plains of Arjuna dragging a dozen large boxes that I was informed by the sister of the mailman who claimed to be the ilegitimate heir to the throne of Uganda, Mr. Yanindada N'Golo Botticelli Vespa, manservant to your client, contained bars of gold bullion!

The New Generation Of Entrepreneurs | Iris Lapinski, Apps for Good | BoS Europe 2016

Business of Software Blog

It’s a global community so we also have people in Uganda who are coaching kids in the UK on how to build technology so it’s not just a one-way street. Iris Lapinski, Founder & CEO, Apps for Good.