goKonrad’s Kampala travel blog (Uganda)

There was an optimistic buzz in Kampala unlike I have seen in many countries. I spent time with some exciting entrepreneurial incubators – organizations such as FinAfrica and Mara Launchpad that support and fund start-ups, and the Grameen Foundation’s mobile app lab, which builds smart phone applications that address critical healthcare, education and financial needs of the poor. I also had the unique opportunity to meet handfuls of entrepreneurs that are working to leverage technology in order to address the needs of Africa. Throughout my stay, I saw inspiring uses of technology developed to solve real life problems, such as a smartphone app used in remote villages to assess an unborn baby’s health and heartbeat, or the ubiquitous use of cell phones for payment and banking since most of the people do not have access to a bank branch or debit card. This generation of young entrepreneurs has the drive and passion that they believe will put Uganda on the global stage. Many of the local entrepreneurs and investors seemed to look at the progress of Nairobi with admiration and a healthy competitiveness saying, “we can be like that – or better!”

If you are traveling throughout Africa, check out some of my other travel blog posts: Somaliland, Addis Ababa, Maputo, Cape Town, NairobiDar Es SalaamKigali, and more.

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Kampala travel blog (Uganda)