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#LevelOneProject: Kuzimba Services wins 2021 #WomenInFinTech Hackathon

Our Reporter. The week-long Women in Fintech Hackathon came to an end last Friday with Kuzimba Services, providers of online construction and engineering solutions being declared winners after shrugging off tough competition for the top prize. Organised by HiPipo in partnership with Crosslake Technologies, ModusBox, Mojaloop and Level One Project, the hackathon that culminated into […]

#LevelOneProject: #WomenInFinTech Hackathon Participants receive Project Management mentorship

Kampala, Monday October 11, 2021: Day Three of the #WomenInFinTech #LevelOneProject Hackathon has successfully ended with discussions focusing on why young innovators must draw proper business cases and plans if they are to effectively manage their projects. Day three training was led by Catherine Namara; a telecommunications engineer, project management expert, an alumna of the […]

#LevelOneProject: 2021 #WomenInFinTech Hackathon concludes Day Two with Call for Value Addition.

Day Two of the #WomenInFinTech #LevelOneProject Hackathon was successfully concluded with discussions centred on how participants can improve their projects in order to serve their target audiences better. Day two mentor, Doreen Lukandwa, the Beyonic/MFS Africa vice president (global enterprises) and winner of the 2020 Women in FinTech Award urged participants to use latest technologies […]

#LevelOneProject: The 2021 #WomenInFinTech Hackathon kicks off.

Kampala, October 05, 2021: The #WomenInFinTech #LevelOneProject Hackathon has started today, Friday 8th October with 17 shortlisted teams and over 70 participants altogether. Speaking during the official opening of the Hackathon, Innocent Kawooya, the HiPipo Chief Executive Officer thanked the participants for showing tremendous interest in technology, noting that the Women in the FinTech Hackathon […]

Airtel Money is delivering banking services to the unbanked

By Our writer. The low transaction costs, innovative products and a wide network coverage that makes its products and services easily accessible to everyone, irrespective of location, has made Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited “a bank” for people who were previously unbanked. This is according to the Airtel Uganda Chief Commercial Officer, Amit Kapur. Amit […]

KaCyber In Partnership With Private Sector Foundation Uganda To Onboard Bus Operators On A New Ticketing App

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) in partnership with MasterCard Foundation through the COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Resilience Response Program (CERRRP) have supported KaCyber Security Technologies Limited, a transportation and logistics technology company whose mission is “to make seamless mobility a reality in Africa” to pilot an electronic ticketing system together with bus operators that will […]

Silicon Pay making payments easier and efficient

By Our writer   While previous efforts to encourage Ugandan businesses to digitize were futile, the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic has created haste for enterprises, irrespective of size, to shift to online platforms.  This has opened opportunities for Financial Technology Companies (FinTechs) to tap in with innovative solutions that are changing the way […]