Business Foundations – Start Your Startup Program 2021 for young Ugandan Entrepreneurs.

Business Foundations – Start Your Startup program gives foundational knowledge, skills, and tools required for an entrepreneur to start their business, and grow the chances of survival for their very early startup.

The program is an initiative of The Innovation Village supported by Mastercard Foundation under their Young Africa Works strategy to create 3 million jobs in Uganda.

Program Focus Areas

The ‘Start Your Startup’ program covers the following:

  • Introduction to Uganda Entrepreneurship landscape
  • Getting Startup Ideas
  • Evaluating Startup Ideas
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Mistakes Founders Make
  • Resources for Starting Your Business
  • Considerations for having co-founders

Eligibility Criteria

Youth who want solutions to the following questions:

  • What does it take to start my own business?
  • How do I learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship?
  • How do I start my small business?
  • How do I turn my idea into a business?
  • How do I increase the chances of succeeding with my small business?


As you start out on your entrepreneurship journey, there is no need to go through extra than necessary by trying to ‘reinvent the wheel’ where best practice can be quickly learnt and adopted.

Grow your chance of succeeding with your idea or startup by getting to know the business foundation essential presented in our “Start Your Startup’ program.

Program Delivery

  • 24 – 25 February 2021 –  TIV Kampala (Ntinda)   
  • 26 – 27 February 2021 –  MoTIV Makerspace Kampala (Bugolobi)
  • 01 – 02 March      2021 –  TIV Jinja
  • 04 – 05 March      2021 –  TIV Gulu
  • 10 – 11 March      2021 –  TIV Mbarara

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Business Foundations – Start Your Startup program


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