Netherlands Trust Fund (NTF) IV Project

NTF is a continuation of a long-running partnership between the Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) and ITC.

This ambitious project sought to increase the competitiveness of technology companies in Uganda. ITC’s Netherlands Trust Fund project aimed to strengthen the competitiveness of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Uganda’s information technology (IT) and IT-enabled services (ITES) sectors.

This project was designed to scale up companies, provide more end-to-end solutions, engage more start-ups, and ultimately be one of the key drivers of the development of Uganda’s IT sector.

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Youth Startup Academy

The Youth Startup Academy Uganda (YSAU), the best entrepreneurship programme in Korea with more than 10 years of history and 3 Unicorn startups from alumni, will open its first oversea incubation hub in Uganda.

Under the close collaboration between International Trade Center (ITC), Korea SMEs and Startups Agency (KOSME), the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) and Hive Colab, the YSA Uganda project will provide comprehensive incubation and facility to 1,000 young entrepreneurs with the aim to generate the first Unicorn startup in Uganda.

The opening ceremony was starting point of the YSA Uganda project. With honourable presence of VIPs from partner agencies and institutions, Accelerators, Startup CEOs, VCs, the ceremony was the first event to officially introduce YSA Uganda to the world.

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