Ugandan startups invited to apply for SAG-SEED support

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Ugandan startups have been invited to apply for the support of the SAG-SEED Starter programme, which supports young teams of entrepreneurs in developing and implementing their innovative ideas.

SAG-SEED Starter will be hosting workshops in Kampala on September 14-16 and October 27-28, with applications closing on August 20.

The programme is looking for individuals who have a basic business idea or a problem they want to solve, and teams in the very early stages of setting up their enterprise. Selected participants will receive training free of charge.

“The SAG-SEED Starter promotes the incubation of new eco-enterprises. Setting up a business is both an exciting and challenging task. Turning an idea into a product or service customers actually want to buy requires not only a deep-dive into the market, but also business skills and bringing together the right team and partners,” the organisers said.

“Considering all aspect can be challenging, therefore, SEED supports young teams of entrepreneurs with innovative ideas through the SAG-SEED Starter Months.”

Future eco-entrepreneurs begin by forming teams and coming up with business ideas to tackle one selected main challenge in Uganda. Under expert guidance, the teams will come together in a workshop to develop and refine their ideas.

After this, the teams get to test the ideas with potential customers and partners, before presenting and refining their findings. At the end of the programme, the teams will have developed a solid concept and be ready to engage partners and investors in the real world.

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