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31st March 2021

MacKinnon Suites, 15 Mackinnon Rd, Kampala



Organizer: OVO (Entrepreneurs For Entrepreneurs)

Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs, or OVO, to give it its Dutch acronym, promotes economic growth in African countries by supporting local entrepreneurship. After all, OVO firmly believes that social and sustainable businesses are a key driving force in terms of raising the local population’s living standards. On the one hand, OVO focuses on financing sustainable business initiatives. Essentially, more financial strength results in faster growth. On the other hand, OVO attaches great importance to the transfer of knowledge between Belgian companies and entrepreneurs. This can take the form of business management support as well as technical support. To this end, OVO is developing an expertise network.

Website: www.ondernemersvoorondernemers.be

Contact Persons:

Björn Macauter, General Manager; +32(0)16 32 10 64, bjorn@ovo.be

Thierry Deflandre, Coordinator Investment Team, thierry.deflandre@ovo.be

Co-Organizer: Einstein Rising

Einstein Rising is a Business accelerator for Africa’s social entrepreneurs. Our specialized curriculum, free courses, mentorship and access to investors guides the next generation of wealth creators and change makers to build companies to beat the biggest challenges of our time. It’s about creating profitable ways to bring about permanent solutions to entrenched environmental and humanitarian obstacles.

Website: www.einsteinrising.org

Contact Persons:

Brian Mangeni, Country Director; +256-782 222 878, brian@eisnteinrising.org

Shiella Karungi, Operations Manager; +256-783 850 478, shiella@einsteinrising.org


Project Goal

To improve the visibility of social entrepreneurs in Uganda.


Objective #1: To showcase 40 social enterprises (20 OVO Business Club members + 20 ER SE4Africa Graduates).

Objective #2: To connect social entrepreneurs with each other and a broader audience of NGOs, impact investors and local business angels.

Event Program EAT

11:30 11:35 Welcome Speech OVO
11:35 11:40 Welcome Speech ER
11:40 12:00 Opening Speechs by Belgian Ambassador & Minister for SMEs
12:00 02:00 Tour around Company Fair
02:00 04:00 Co-creation sessions in relevant clusters: honey, food, microfinance, energy, fintech…….
Breakout Panel sessions (Fundraising, growth for impact, marketing in the new normal)
04:00 04:20 Coffee Break/Exploration of trade show
04:20 06:30 Investors Pitch Event and ‘Auction’
06:30 07:00 Panel Discussion: Have a comprehensive conversation about “Building Robust and Sustainable Social Businesses” with an adept and erudite panel ready to share and contribute towards the startup ecosystem
07:00 07:20 Award giving ceremony
07:20 08:30 Cocktail & Networking
08:30 END