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Kampala Innovation Week Awards a life line for startups

As the economy slowly makes its way to some semblance of normalcy, it cannot be denied that the year 2020 has been a trying one for the Startup ecosystem the worldover. The C-19 pandemic that very quickly swept the globe affected supply chains, customer and client bases, communication and general operations and more for many startups.

Despite the increase in market uncertainty, Startups in Uganda are developing products to help consumers and businesses survive during covid-19 with help from the Startup ecosystem in Uganda. Many startups, companies and individuals have risen to the occasion, shifting their working modules to meet current demand and finding innovative digital solutions to continue to ensure that their customer base is satisfied.

Through the ‘My Start Up Story’ Campaign, The Kampala Innovation Week Awards would like to highlight and reward these entities that embody the theme of this year’s theme: Innovation, Recovery and Resilience. As a consumer, client or customer, you decide which of these businesses receive this spotlight!

The KIW Awards have six different sectors with only a total of 30 nominee slots. To fill one of these slots, simply record a 1 minute long creative video, highlighting your startup story and the ways in which you adapted to COVID-19. The six sectors are:

If you are a startup in; Agriculture, Health, Education, Communication, Energy and the Creative Industries.

Tells us your #MyStartupStory by:

  1. Recording a 1 minute video, highlighting your startup story and the ways in which you have adapted to COVID-19.
  2. Post on your social media a/c and tag us plus #mystartupstory for a chance to be among our bi-weekly winners.

The My Startup Story Campaign has loads of prizes like Free social media marketing on the Startup Uganda and KIW Channels, SafeBoda credit worth 100,000 Ugx and Google and Amazon credit worth 20k from Outbox to mention but a few, are up for grabs.

Submissions will close on 31st of October (T&Cs Apply). Visit www.kiw.ug/mystartupstory

The KIW Awards will take place during Kampala Innovation Week 2020 happening November 26th to 28th powered by Startup Uganda in partnership with the United Nations Capital Development Fund and sponsored by International Trade Centre, Enabel, Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator, SafeBoda, MoTIV and Talent Africa Group.

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