Organisation: Hive Colab

We are very excited to be working alongside OSIWA and the Queen’s Young Leaders programme to support technology innovation hubs across Africa. Earlier this year, we were busy assessing applications from 11 hubs, all of which are doing exciting work in the tech world. In the end, nine hubs were awarded funding to support their […]

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Tech presents us with huge opportunities to address some of society’s biggest problems. Earlier this year, Indigo co-funded an exciting new project with the British Council to see whether a diverse set of players including techies, an innovation hub, civil society and creatives could work together to develop a tech solution which, when integrated into […]

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We’re excited to be sharing stories of some of the great start-ups coming out of tech hubs which are being supported by the Joint Hub Fund. Stories of some of the start-ups being supported in Cameroon by ActivSpaces can be found here. Today we’re looking at Hive Colab in Uganda. Hive Colab’s aim is to […]

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As you may know, Indigo has been working alongside DOEN Foundation and Hivos Foundation running a fund to support tech innovation hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa. We believe that the best solutions to challenges are often devised locally. Through supporting technology innovation hubs, the fund aims to bring together, upskill and grow technology communities in African […]

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The following is a guest post kindly prepared by HiveColab about a recent Tech-in-Governance hackathon funded by Indigo. The 15th and 16th November 2013 marked the start of technology revolutionizing governance in Uganda when Hive Colab with support from Indigo Trust hosted technologists and civil society organizations participants during a brainstorming session and a 48-hour […]

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The definite highlight of attending Re:publica was the gathering of African Tech Hubs taking place there, organised by AfriLabs.  Having recently appointed a new Director Tayo Akinyemi, their role is to strengthen collaboration between Africa’s tech hubs, creating a Pan-African movement and creating mutual benefit by working collectively.  

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As many of you may know, we have been supporting technology innovation and incubation hubs across Africa over the last 18 months. According to the Africa Hubs Crowdmap there are some 70+ hubs of various types across the continent. These range from technology hubs and business incubators to hackerspaces and university tech labs. In essence, […]

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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 […]

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The Indigo Trust was fortunate enough to be in a position to fly over the managers of some of Africa’s leading tech spaces/’hubs’ to participate in sessions at Africa Gathering London on 15th June 2012.  They joined funders, techies and social change enthusiasts to share best practice and showcase their work, whilst exploring the themes of: […]

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We’re delighted to announce that we’ve awarded a grant of £18,000 to HiveColab in Uganda. The Hive is a community-owned, co-working space for young tech entrepreneurs with projects that they’re looking to get off the ground. It aims to help nurture new tech start-ups, facilitate networking, stimulate entrepreneurial spirit and contribute to economic growth of […]

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