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Uganda Startup Ecosystem Overview

Country Rankings
Regional Ranking
5th
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2
in Eastern Africa
Global Ranking
97th
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8
worldwide
Population
44.3
million

top industries
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Fintech
#71 worldwide
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Software and Data
#85 worldwide
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Ecommerce & Retail
3 startups

notable startups
startup iconCourier Lite
startup iconEnsibuuko
startup iconSafeBoda

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ecosystem description

The Uganda Startup Ecosystem is emerging innovation hub, ranked at number 97 globally, and shows a negative momentum -8 spots since 2020. Uganda also ranks at number 5 for startups in Eastern Africa.

There are 1 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Uganda and the top ranked city in Uganda is Kampala at 369 globally. Kampala is followed by undefined at undefined and undefined at undefined.

Uganda is an ideal place to locate for Fintech, Software and Data and Ecommerce & Retail startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 8 Fintech startups in Uganda, 6 Software and Data startups in Uganda and 3 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Uganda, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 29 startups in Uganda, no accelerators in Uganda, no coworking spaces in Uganda, no organizations in Uganda and no leaders in Uganda.

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Courier Lite is an app that provide marketplace for drivers and truck owners to offer logistic services to SMEs. Read more
Ensibuuko provide a cloud-based micro-finance software for financial entities in Africa. The software known as Mobis is designed to help savings and loans cooperatives go paperless and become more efficient by digitizing customer data and transactions. Read more
SafeBoda is ride hailing app that allows users to book transportation on motorbikes. Read more
Most of Uganda's 100,000+ motorcycle taxi, or boda boda, drivers rent their motorcycles with no fixed contract, meaning the motorcycle can be taken away at any time. After rent and for fuel, drivers have a hard time building savings and planning for the future. At Tugende, we offer responsible drivers credit in the form of a new motorcycle to be paid off over about 18 months. Weekly payments are slightly higher than the average rental, but ownership doubles profits for drivers.  Read more
EarthEnable is a construction platform that provides training for local masons to craft durable earthen floor. Read more
AgriShare Uganda is a tech start-up hiring and renting agricultural resources to farmers in a shared economy model. Farmers can rent or hire: irrigation equipment, land, labor, truck, processing equipment, and tractor. Read more
Not only because we are super convenient and more affordable. Now sending money to Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. Read more
clinicPesa provides you with access to healthcare financing, that is more convenient and affordable than the traditional Insurance, through a digital micro-loans and savings platform for setting aside dedicated healthcare funds used to offset medical bills and purchase drugs in time of need at our registered clinic, hospital or pharmacy. Read more
Fezah is primarily known for our Pay-Per-View platform www.fezah.live, for live shows as well as bookings, and gear rentals for musicians. We enable musicians, one of the key creators of our cultural heritage, earn from their craft in a more consistent and sustainable manner. Read more
Charge Ko provides electric phone and EV charging solutions. Read more
SaaS and BooS startup helps businesses automate their customer service with AI-powered chatbots integrating with Messenger, WhatsApp,... Read more
Cinnamon Clubs is an investment club management software. Read more
SolarPipo is a go-to platform for systems sizing, buying solar products, accessing installation. Read more
Sellio offers advertising and sales automation for SMBs Read more
afriQloud is a partnership of several selected hi-tech companies Read more
ChapChap is a smartphone-powered platform that’s helping small businesses stay afloat. Read more
Finance for the mobile generation Read more
Smartfarmingug.com is an e-commerce platform that enables farmers to access certified agro-inputs anytime anywhere in East Africa Read more
XENO Investment Management uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help people. Read more
A factoring platform for SMEs, traders and farmers. Use us to get credit, to purchase and to pay. Read more
Akorion digitises the agricultural value chains to provide better production, marketing and financial services to farmers. Read more
SchoolPlus is a software that helps educational institutions of varied sizes and operations to focus on delivering high-quality education and not much thinking or worrying about administrative processes. It enables education institutions to take care of their entire administrative tasks and assist repetitive resource intense activities through seamless automation. The architecture of SchoolPlus is designed in such a way that it meets unique and varying needs of your school. Read more
PEPA/NGO promotes and protect and defend the human rights the vulnerable people in Africa, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda where there is a high level of mass violation of human rights, the beneficiaries are the local communities including Children, Youth and Women victims of rape , discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS and Elderly people. Additionally to that, our education program trains people from different back ground, in computer skills, language skills such as Swahili, French and English, and all these are made free of charge, Read more
EcoTours & Travel Uganda is pursuing a ‘Model of Practical Responsible Travel’ that combines ‘concrete conservation action’ entwined with community involvement and partnership across the ecotourism and travel industry’.  Read more
Honexus produces a health information system and a data collection platform for the developing world. We provide clinics and hospitals with a health information system featuring electronic medical records, pharmacy management, lab reports, report generation to fulfill government obligations and more. This same software is also used to collect information which is then used by NGOs and similar relevant stakeholders to improve the performance across multiple clinics either through sharing resources and improved monitoring or for research purposes. It is the first solution that is built to meet the needs of policy makers, researchers, suppliers and the end-users (physicians and clinical staff) and is all integrated into one platform that is designed to be user-friendly (for users of low IT literacy), adaptable on the front-end and standardized on the back-end. We are currently running a pilot in Kampala, Uganda and testing various hardware options for the rural context. Read more
Elitehive is a social application that helps you to instantly connect to what's most important to you, post an unlimited number of photos, share what's happening and get to know more about the people you are connected with. Elitehive will provide social networking related services aimed at:- - increasing interactivity. - information relay to the concerned parties. - connecting people and organizations. Among the service that Elitehive will be providing include the following:- - Sharing photos - Gaming - Sharing music - Taking short notes - Sharing links - Messaging - Pages - Groups - Real time chatting - Video chatting Read more
Inforex connects Forex Bureaus to each other providing real time Foreign Exchange rates and inter trading. Third party companies can join this network to take advantage of the lowest available Forex rates in the market. Read more
Appfrica is a firm founded in 2008 in Kampala, Uganda which helps the world's leading multinational organizations and technology firms enter African markets. Appfrica offers creative program design, market research and technical solutions, in addition to offering regional talent and support in over 16 Sub-Saharan African countries. We are the founders of the Apps4Africa Acceleration program which invests in Africa's next generation of great companies. Read more
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