Update: This event has been postponed to a yet to be announced date
Running under the theme “Bridging the gap: How public and Private sector can leverage innovation to solve pressing challenges”, the event will take place at The Innovation Village in Ntinda, Kampala from 8am-12pm.
The Innovation Showcase is a platform for thought-provoking discussions between the most influential entrepreneurs, investors and bankers and young entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovators to exchange ideas on how to transform Uganda through job creation and inclusive growth.
Consequently, the champions of the idea believe, the aforementioned will create a culture of coming together to harness brain power and experience for a deeper, and stronger ecosystem.
Have a chance to engage and interact with different #CEOs and #Investors at the upcoming Innovation Showcase 2019 focusing on "How The Public and Private sector can leverage #innovation to solve pressing challenges”.
— InnovationVillage (@InnovationVilla) April 23, 2019
The event will feature exhibitions and speeches from notable entrepreneurs like Peter Kimbowa, the team leader CEO Summit Uganda; there will also be a panel discussion led by Japheth Kawanguzi, the founder of The Innovation Village and he’ll stimulate insights from David Bahati, the junior Finance Minister; Patrick Mweheirwe, CEO Stanbic Bank; and Mark Ocitti, CEO Uganda Breweries.
Another notable element of the Innovation Showcase is a pitch session that will see Allan Rwakatungu, founder Xente; Pannuel Mulongo, founder Oriem’s Cloud; Livingstone Mukasa, founder Four One Financial Services; and Julius Mujuni, founder Enventure present their ideas to investors who’ll attend.
In a joint statement, Kawanguzi was quoted saying: “As a country, we have reached an inflection point and the time to act is now.
“We, therefore, need to leverage the entrepreneurial mindset as a response because entrepreneurship isn’t just about starting companies; it is the capacity to take risks and willingness to fail forward, learn fast and persevere for the long term”.