About Kafeero Foundation
Kafeero Foundation is an African social enterprise inspiring and empowering youth, communities and economies to grow through innovation. Kafeero provides the skills and tools needed to establish a sustainable enterprise and employment opportunities. They are working to establish a sustainable business ecosystem for startups and innovations through teaching digital literacy, building platforms and providing the necessary tools to individuals in the pursuit of business success and changing lives.
What was the Aim of this Project?
Many entrepreneurial ideas get lost by the wayside due to inability to focus on multiple aspects of the product; 90 percent of Ugandan startups don’t make it past their first birthday due to lack of current processes and frameworks, and not being open to external mentors and expertise. The aim of the bootcamp is to help participating startups and students find their way back to the big picture by redefining their business approach in search for investors or funders, and designing or redesigning their products and services to enable customer appreciation and impact communities.
Who were the participants?
There was a total of 15 participants comprising of teams from local startups and faculty members from Makerere University Business School. Though the participants came from different stages and backgrounds of business, each team committed to the five day bootcamp and contributed representatives from different team functions such as marketing, R&D, finance, design and management.