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Uganda Startup Ecosystem Overview

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#64 worldwide
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Software and Data
#88 worldwide
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9 startups

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The Uganda Startup Ecosystem is ranked at number 101 globally, and shows a negative momentum -4 spots since 2021. 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 462 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 Foodtech startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 17 Fintech startups in Uganda, 15 Software and Data startups in Uganda and 9 Foodtech startups in Uganda, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 78 startups in Uganda, 11 accelerators in Uganda, 2 coworking spaces in Uganda, 12 organizations in Uganda and no leaders in Uganda.

Startups in Uganda


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SafeBoda is ride hailing app that allows users to book transportation on motorbikes. Read more
XENO Investment Management uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help people. 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
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
Digest Africa is an investment news platform Read more
Corporate cards and payments platform Read more
Cinnamon Clubs is an investment club management software. Read more
EarthEnable is a construction platform that provides training for local masons to craft durable earthen floor. Read more
Numida provides working capital loans to African micro businesses. Read more
AirQo is an Air Quality Initiative on a mission to contribute to the improvement of urban ambient air quality by providing scientific. Read more
ChapChap is a smartphone-powered platform that’s helping small businesses stay afloat. Read more
Chil AI Lab offers artificial intelligence technology to improve on the access of reproductive health cancer diagnosis. Read more
A-Lite Uganda offers health care training and consultancy. 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
Sellio offers advertising and sales automation for SMBs Read more
Matibabu is a non-invasive diagnostic kit used to detect malaria. Closing the gap between the communities and their rightful access to healthcare Read more is an e-commerce platform that enables farmers to access certified agro-inputs anytime anywhere in East Africa Read more
afriQloud is a partnership of several selected hi-tech companies Read more
Not only because we are super convenient and more affordable. Now sending money to Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. Read more
Primelink Realty Uganda is a Ugandan real estate tech startup that seeks to transform the way real estate players do business. The company seeks to pioneer a data-driven approach to management and marketing of real estate in Uganda and Africa through the development of data collection and analytical tools and platforms. Read more
Swipe2pay business Analytics is designed to make your numbers easy to understand. No need to hunt through spreadsheets—Swipe2pay Analytics breaks it down so you can add it up quickly. Read more
Proteen feeds urban organic-waste to Black Soldier Fly larvae. After a short rearing period these larvae can be harvested, dried and processed into high-quality protein feed for livestock production. Black Soldier Flies are incredibly efficient in converting ingested organic matter into harvestable protein. Read more
Lipa Later is a payment option that allows you unlimited access to products and services as you pay for them over time in affordable monthly instalments. It also allows retailers to sell their goods and services in affordable monthly instalments to their customers by increasing their purchasing power through Lipa Later. Read more
Innovex is at the heart of developing Africa's next generation embedded technologies. From IoT solutions for monitoring energy systems to custom-built drone and robotic applications, as well as medical diagnostics, monitoring, and therapeutic systems, we are positioning ourselves at the center of Africa's socio-economic transformation. Read more
Xeptup is a digital agency, focused on helping companies and individuals set up their business in the ever-changing, technological world with a few simple steps. We understand that not everyone is technologically savvy, so we take the time to explain things in an easy-to-understand way and help get your business online as quickly as possible. Read more
Mihasoft is a technology & digital firm dealing in corporate and creative marketing ,software and branding tools to uplift your business. Read more
Kawu is the safest way to send & manage your child's Upkeep. With just the Kawu Smart Card, students can now directly receive money, pay for goods- services and Save, and with the use of the Kawu App, parents can set withdraw Limits, always stay in the know of the transactions taking place on the cards and financially interact with their children  Read more
Zofi Cash is a digital financial platform taking care of your employees’ financial emergencies before payday. Everyone can open a free account at Zofi Cash for instant salary advance loans as long as they are approved by their employers. Read more
Loft Tech has a team of creators bringing you easy-to-use technology that promotes productivity and learning — the possibilities are endless. Whiteboarding, wireless screensharing, remote management, and more — our suite of software makes your display so much more than a screen. Read more
Trampo is a Mobile and Web application for business owners / Traders to access reliable, affordable, good quality trucks easily. Our Mission is to make the Truck hiring process easier and faster [Seamless] for Businesses thereby reducing losses as a result of inefficiencies in the transport and logistics industry. Read more
Sumic IT Solutions is a digital transformation consultancy and software development company that provides cutting edge engineering solutions, helping companies, start-up enterprises and enterprise clients untangle complex issues that always emerge during their digital evolution journey. Read more
Asaak provides asset financing, starting with the African mobility market. Read more
Justice Chatbot is an Automation for fast and efficient service delivery. SaaS and BooS startup helps businesses automate their customer service with AI-powered chatbots integrating with Messenger, WhatsApp,... Read more
LevBitz an online platform to learn programming to students using high quality videos and best explanation. Learn code online on levBitz an online platform to learn programming to students using high quality videos and best explanation.  Read more
Rocket Healt provide 24/7 Doctor Consultations, Lab sample pick-ups & tests, Pharmacy deliveries, Clinic appointments. Talking to a doctor has never been easier and more affordable. Get personalized, premium care when you speak to our licensed and experienced Medical Doctors.  Read more
Thinkx Software is one of the leading-edge mobile application development companies in Uganda. We have created mobile apps of any complexity, from business applications to heavy enterprise-grade mobile solutions that automate mission-critical business processes.  Read more
Agro-VCM offer a range of Agricultural services including advice farmers on improved methods of agriculture and agricultural work such as farm management, crop rotation, soil conservation, livestock breeding and feeding, use of new machinery, marketing, among others. Read more
Akatale Fresh is an Online store for ordering your daily Fruits, Vegetables, Spices and Herbs, Grains and Flour, Animal Products, Bread and Pastries, Dairy Products, Seafood and many. Read more
MonkeyPesa is a CRM platform that provides software for businesses to grow better, faster. Our platform includes marketing, sales, customer support & payments products that our customers’ needs at any stage of growth.  Read more
Imani originated from the idea to create intelligent contactless networking in the era of Covid-19. The idea was inspired by the opportunity to create a lifestyle for individuals to be able to share or exchange contact information and network with as minimal contact as possible.  Read more
Loft is a design and development agency. We are at the intersection between art, technology and design. By applying behavioural science to customer experience, we design engaging digital products used by millions of people.  Read more
Wazi is the ​first ​prescription eyewear brand designed, manufactured and distributed in East Africa.  Read more
MedDuka is a team who have a dream to modernise the African healthcare system and believe this can greatly be realised through digital technology. Read more
Hamwe is helping farmers to achieve connectivity to the mobile economy, with or without internet. Improving livelihoods; changing lives.  Read more
Tubayo is an online travel marketplace for users to easily discover unique experiences and accommodation spaces around Africa. Book everything for your trip or start earning money as a host. Read more
Tugende is tackling the credit gap for small businesses in Africa by enabling informal entrepreneurs to: 1) own income‑generating assets, 2) build a verifiable digital credit profile, and 3) earn future growth opportunities through the Tugende digital platform.  Read more
Yo-Waste is a tech enabled waste management company that offers waste collection, disposal and recycling solutions for residential & commercial clients in urban communities of Uganda & East Africa. Read more
KaKebe Technologies builds and enhances technologies to improve productivity and efficiency in businesses, companies and organisation and creating value for our clients through building dynamic systems, websites, app, robotics and many more IT Services. Read more
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