The growth center sheds awareness by proving tools and support which are just as important.
Many at times, entrepreneurs believe funding is the only missing link between them and success. SMEs throughout the world face the same challenges, but just as important as access to finance, is:
The IDEAGrowth Centre, bridges this gap, by bringing the information needed to run a successful business to the entrepreneur; address the challenges entrepreneurs face; and so promote and develop entrepreneurship in Uganda.
We are also in the process of developing an online resource portal dubbed The SME Toolkit Uganda.
looking to start or grow an existing small business
already running a business but need support to adopt best practice
The public that has not started yet but is considering options and needs relevant information.
The growth center is home to other initiatives by Idea. These include
Get inspired by the thought leaders and captains of business and industry; the very best at what they do. Provide a forum to share ideas that challenges assumption, ignites thought and questions status quo
Graduate through our bespoke start up program, taking ideas from heights imagined to heights achieved. An intensive one-day workshop that will provide you with everything you need to start your venture
Deliver workshops that support seeds of innovation and ideas. We leverage experts in different fields to run awareness & capability sessions to support growth & ideation. One-day entrepreneurship boot-camp
Meet like-minded treps and leverage our dynamic community of innovates. The objective is to strike partnerships and support each other’s seeds
Competitions where creativity thrives a chance to win funding and a chance to strike beneficial partnerships
The grand gathering of ideas with speaker events and masterclasses
Start-up packs full of useful material to help your business get started. We are working with partners to secure an Incubation Centre where members can rent 24-hour desk-space at a massively discounted rate
"The Lunch" is an informal lunch meeting held periodically with a thought leaders to share ideacylins with ambitious treps who need reassurance in the possibilities of their pursuits.
ChangeMaker are seeds of innovation, untapped potential and unexplored ambitions of the youngest population in the world. ChangeMaker provides a platform for ideas of entrepreneurs seeking funding and or partnerships for their ideas. We provide a platform for opportunity to meet opportunity.
Share your Changemaker story and win partnerships, support and possibility of funding. We would love to highlight your story or help you start yours!
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