During the Fifth Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 17th - 21st October, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa that focused on ‘Linking Agricultural Universities with Private Sector, Governments and other Stakeholders in support of Agricultural Development in Africa’, RUFORUM launched the African Young Entrepreneurs Competition Series, 2016. This competition invited applications from young African innovators, entrepreneurs and incubatees (under 40 years) with innovative business ideas, enterprises, and innovations. The purpose was to provide the Young Entrepreneurs and Innovators a platform to be heard, exposed, and supported to increase their social capital, networking horizon and opportunity to showcase their ideas and innovations to potential venture capital financiers that would attend the conference. While the focus of the competition was on innovations in agribusiness, other innovations, incubations, business enterprises and business concepts along ICTs, health, engineering, natural resources, meteorology, urbanization, green economy, and transport and communication, among others were eligible. Over a period of 2 months, a total of 756 applications from 38 African countries were received. This brief profiles the 20 young entrepreneurs and innovators from Uganda that emerged among the Top 139 from the 756 submissions to the competition.
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