Grant Awarded to Uganda's HiveColab

Awarded on 28 Aug 2012

Uganda

Information and Communication Technology

Grant amount £15,078.00

Having previously funded the HiveColab in Uganda, we’re pleased to announce a further grant of £15,078 to cover the cost of rent, salaries and internet for six months. The Hive is a community-owned, co-working space for young tech entrepreneurs with projects that they’re looking to get off the ground. Hive Colab Membership offer entrepreneurs access to tech events and conferences in Kampala, as well as a professional office environment, reliable internet and business mentorship and advice services.

The Hive is currently supporting a number of tech entrepreneurs and projects, including an initiative that allows citizens to report on water and sanitation problems, a social education platform, healthcare information management system and another aimed at helping SMEs keep track of their budget and expenses.

We hope that the Hive will use these six months to further refine its focus and decide on its priorities for the future. To this end, we have recently also awarded them a grant to pay for the cost of a business advisor to help them work through these and other issues. In the meantime, though, we’re delighted to be supporting Barbara and her team and would like to wish them all the luck in the world.