"Uganda’s startup scene is slowly growing, and we have decided to move the needle with Garage48 by having them contribute volunteers to assist in our programs some of which include the Women Passion Program, Outbox edu (educational platform for entrepreneurs) among others and assist Outbox in the area of strategy and business development which would include business modelling, fundraising, program development etc.," said Richard Zulu, Co-Founder and Lead atOutbox.
As part of the project, we shall be holding a Garage48 hackathon later this year supported also by US Embassy, which will contribute professionals sharing their motivations on how to motivate women in the technology sector. Ragnar Sass, Co-Founder of Garage48 added: "As the IT skills in Uganda are remarkable, we want to focus more on bringing knowledge of design and UX to the local community. This way the projects being developed during the week-end hackathon would be even more competitive also in European and US markets."
Garage48 Uganda Volunteer project is partly funded through Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs by means of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.