Techstars Startup Weekend Kampala

    Friday, May 31 - June 2, 2019

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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Kampala

Friday, May 31 - June 2, 2019

Friday, May 31 - June 2, 2019
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Ujamaa Tribe
Plot 1557, Nyangweso Close off Kironde Rd. Muyenga
Kampala, Uganda

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It's Your Time, Be Next To Develop Your Idea In Just 54 Hours.

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?

Techstars 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.

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. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. 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, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 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
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

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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Friday May 31st

5:30 pm
Networking and Coffee
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:30 pm
About Techstars Startup weekend
info sesssion

6:55 pm
Learn from the best speaker session, 5 things that make companies succeed or fail, Techstars Entrepreneurs Toolkit,

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch, Announce Theme and 60 second Pitching

7:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

7:55 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:00 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 1st

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Learn From The Best
Speaker Session on Minimal Viable Product Development)

10:00 am
Ideation and Business Modeling
Outcome:Business model canvas

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
Outcome:MVP Demo

6:00 pm
Evening Walk
physical exercise

7:30 pm
Coffee and Entertainment

8:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work (Refine MVP and Business Model Canvas)

Sunday June 2nd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Brand Presentation

12:00 pm
Logo Creation and Naming
Outcome Logo and Name

12:30 pm
Create Slides with Pitch Training
What judges are looking for(Outcome:Pitch Deck)

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Andrew Tugume
4iR Entrepreneur

4iR Engineer/Entrepreneur/Investor

Lwanga Vincent

Lwanga Vincent a lawyer. I volunteer with Evolve-FILA, an organization that does legal work in Uganda. I have a keen interest in innovation as tools to improve society.

Event Judges

Kagoda Rodgers
Business Designer

Business Designer at Adi-loits

Jennifer Mwayi
Community Manager

Community Manager at Andela a startup that recruites software developers

Menyo Innocent

C0-founder M-Scan

Coaches and Mentors

Tom Siebels
Research Assistant

Research Assistant at STEP (Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion)

Hamburg Area, Germany

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Kampala 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.



Organizing Team

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

  • Andrew
  • Collins


Collins Mukasa
CEO/ Founder

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

Event Staff

Omega Judith


Frank Baker Jumba
Digital strategist

Am a social media marketeer, content developer ,and digital strategist 

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