What solution(s) does your initiative address to help emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and thrive in underserved communities? (select all applicable)
Access to technology, Access to economic opportunity.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
The solution has not been made available to the general public yet, as it is currently being tested for market readiness. However, we have been working with quite a few businesses and thus far the impace has been quite profound. On average we have been able to save businesses 10hours per week, a metric we hope to grow as we learn more .
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
We hope to have a presence across east africa, not just facilitating business management, but also cross border trade. This is a key area as East africa looks to form a political federation.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Problematic internet access is a major huddle we face. We plan to combat this by developing an offline client that can be used an synchronised online when a steady internet access is acquired. Lack of knowledge on the benefits of utilising ICT is also a challenge. We shall be providing informative materials (articles, videos etc) on a regular basis, geared towards educating business owners on various business concepts and how they can be better facilitated by the use of ICT.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
To have made a substantial impact on the SME scene in uganda and establish ourselves as the go to name in business software
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
To have established ourselves on the east african level, facilitating cross border trade