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Kampala Innovation Week goes virtual

The fourth edition of the Kampala Innovation was this morning launched in a virtual arrangement due to the uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic,

Partly organized by Talent Africa Group, it was launched and broadcasted live via a zoom meeting. It saw panelists from various partners of the initiative giving headway into this year’s event.

The fourth edition of the Kampala Innovation Week will be held virtually for three days running from November 26, 2020 to November 28, 2020 under the theme “Recovery & Resilience: Innovation and Entrepreneurship as a tool for the youth”.

It aims at bringing together startups, social innovators, investors, corporations, development partners and government ministries, agencies and departments to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on entrepreneurship and innovation in Uganda.  

Due to the pandemic and the associated social distancing guidelines, the Kampala Innovation Week will this year be primarily virtual and will leverage robust online resources and learning opportunities across the global innovation space to meet the needs of the startup ecosystem in Uganda.

Over 2,000 attendees will be able to engage and network with speakers and peers, attend sessions of their choice, and virtually browse through the exhibition halls in real-time through the event platform, Whova.

This virtual experience will include conversations from thought leaders on the latest in Ugandan innovations, and collaborative discussions on concrete next steps for the startup ecosystem.

Speaking at the launch of the event, Brenda Wilson from Talent Africa revealed that exhibitors, innovators will showcase their innovations virtually, with various platforms through which attendees of the three-day event will be able to see and interact with the various innovations, ideas.

Startup Uganda said that at the end of the event, a selected number of start up innovators will be allowed to pitch their projects to different investors to get an opportunity to be funded.

Richard Zulu, one of the organizers of the Kampala Innovation Week intimated that participation in the Kampala Innovation Week is free of charge and those interested can visit the Kampala Innovation Week website to register.

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