Uganda's fastest growing
Startup Engine

About The Innovation Village

For a long time, a standard approach to nurturing innovators has mostly been through innovation competitions and award ceremonies that focus on the top 3 winners out of 100 submissions.

The Innovation Village is a destination that the 97 who never take the trophy home come to transform their ideas into solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. We create an environment where start-ups grow in confidence and capability scaling from promising tech into fully established sustainable businesses.

We breathe for seeing people’s ideas that could transform society come to life and make a remarkable impact.

The doors are open for all that have big Ideas and the determination to work them into life.

The Corporate Staff

Ranging from our vision, mission, core values down to our team, we are committed to inspiring the role of technology in solving challenges for society and (various industries)-NB: this is on the basis that the industry of technology is infused in other sectors.
Curiosity and complex interdisciplinary challenges fuel us to imagine new possibilities everyday.

Our strategy and corporate Culture

The centre of our strategy is to reinvent the future by bringing together the innovation community to grow the economy and make an impact. We are excited by the existing evidence that innovation can drive a new economy and should be more than just a word that’s thrown around the startups we support build new technologies not only to create jobs and economic prosperity but to tackle big problems and improve people’s lives.

Our Values


Nobody can get there unless everybody gets there- the best way to get stuff done is to work with others.

Deliver on promise

Accountability breeds response-ability. Do what you say you will do and the rest will fall into place.

Stand out

Do small things in a great way and you’ll soon realize you’ve done great things.

Go Forth

The best way to have a great idea is to try out many ideas- think it, test it, improve the process.


Japheth Kawanguzi
Team lead
Michael Bwisho
Head of Corporate Services
Derek Ngoga
Cheif Financial Officer

Our Advisors

These are business and industry captains from whose achievements we draw the inspiration to dream bigger. They dedicate their time to Innovation Village and its entrepreneurs in pursuit of realizing and maximizing the potential within.
Allen Asiimwe
Anthony Kituuka
Barbara Mulwana
Emmanuel Katongole
Jimmy Sserugo
Patrick Bitature
Peter Kimbowa
Frans Willeme