Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution: Kampala Edition

    Friday, June 21 - 23, 2019


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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution: Kampala Edition

Friday, June 21 - 23, 2019



Friday, June 21 - 23, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Makerere University Business School, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Incubation Center
Makerere University Business School, Port Bell Rd, Kampala
P.O.Box 1337
Kampala, Uganda

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The Sustainable Revolution is here

💡 What is Startup Weekend ?
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?   Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. The last decade, we’ve organized more than 4,000 in over 150 countries, consolidating Startup Weekend as the biggest incubator for the world!

🙋‍♀️ An event open for all ages, experience levels and backgrounds, of motivated people with ideas or willing to join other teams and improve the sustainability of their communities and the world. If you’re looking for a team, co-founder, mentors or an idea to leave your mark in the world, Startup Weekend is the event for you.

🌳 This edition will be part of the Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution, a global initiative led by volunteers in order to put sustainable development at the forefront of the world stage. Here in Kampala the Startup Weekend will take place on June  21-23 At the same time, more than 50 cities around the world will organize their own Startup Weekend on sustainability! After that, a final round online will be held where each local winner will pitch its idea in a one minute video. The 5 best projects elected by the public will get special prizes to help them launch their startups in real life!
🌎 Why a Startup Weekend on sustainability ?
🌿 Because environmental sustainability is one of the biggest challenges humanity is facing, it’s our duty to help entrepreneurs find the best solutions to overcome it.
✅ The challenges of entrepreneurship in sustainability you can work in during this weekend are diverse:
  • Build eco-conceived products & reverse planned obsolescence
  • Upcycle
  • Substitute the disposable by the sustainable
  • Reduce food waste
  • Foster local production and local distribution
  • Build a sustainable agriculture and a sustainable food industry
  • Build highly energy efficient products and systems
  • Produce sustainable energy
  • (Re)Build sustainable buildings
  • Design resilient, smart and inclusive cities
  • Design Fintech for inclusive sustainable finance and markets
  • Build the future of sustainable transportation
  • Foster education on sustainability

🙆‍♂️ Don’t be shy and join us to experience an exciting weekend full of all the highs and lows of the life as a startup founder. Even if you think you might be lacking some skills, your ideas and motivation are worth more than you think!

🤔 What do you need to bring? 
 ⚡️ Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.   🎈Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on and needs to be related with sustainability.Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, build a viable business model and likely pivot your approach entirely! ☝️Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.   
How to participate ?🎟 Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:  
  • Hands-on chance to learn the process for going from concept to creation.
  • Opportunity to meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in your city.
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend.
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners.
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors.
  • Focused time to learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or to take your own idea from concept to creation.
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
  • Time to present your final pitch to a select panel of judges and investors.
  • A LOT OF FUN!

📼  Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!  
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This event is organized by volunteers, teams are coached by professional mentors, and all is possible with the support of great partners ♥
✉️ Still have questions? Feel free to reach us at kampala19@startupweekend.org
.🔥 Don’t wait any longer and join the Startup Weekend movement! No talk, all action!
* Be careful: participating in a Startup Weekend presents a risk of resigning on Monday morning to set up your Startup, live your dreams and make the world a better place!


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday June 21st


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday June 22nd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday June 23rd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Lwanga Vincent
Lawyer

An expert of law for innovation and innovation for law

Event Judges


Menyo Innocent
CEO

C0-founder M-Scan


Rogers Matama
Educatoe

Makerere University Business School


Ernest Abaho
Educator

Makerere University Business School


Dr. Suliat Tumwine
Educator

Makerere University Business School


Jennifer Mpyisi
Architect

She is an architect who has received awards in Built Environment


Coaches and Mentors


Henry Blanchard
Director

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Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution: Kampala Edition team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Kampala is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Collines
    Mukasa
  • Andrew
    Tugume
  • Rehma
    Kirunda

Facilitators


Collines Mukasa
CEO/ Founder

Developer. Digital Strategist. Community Mentor. Facilitator. Trainer. 4iR Entrepreneur.



Event Staff


Vincent Nyanzi Mukwaya
Business

He is an educator


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