UTAMU Student Opens Startup Incubation Center

A UTAMU third year student Keneth Twesigye has opened up a technology and Business development hub to bridge the incubation gap in the country.

Keneth explaining to a participant about his innovation at a 2016 ACIA Exhibition event held at Sheraton Hotel.

The Computer Science student opened up an incubation and co-working office at Najim Mall in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb where he runs his company called TechBuzz.

TechBuzz is a collaborative working environment, envisioning youth business and technology capacity development. It starts with nurturing youths' relevant business and technical skills. It is a Walk-in, Tour, Checkouts, ICT consult, Business (startup) Consult, Trainings, bootcamps, brainstorming, hackathons, ideation, pitching, co-working space/office shared space.

“We bridge the lagging gaps of incubation, networking, client management and training needed by our creative and innovative teams”, says Keneth.

Last year, Keneth’s brilliant business idea of bridging the incubation gap in this country pushed him to be recognized among the most promising entrepreneurs in the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP2016).

Most of his colleagues describe him as a motivational and inspiration to the youth and the community.

Keneth is one of the many students who are proof that UTAMU’s teaching and learning model turns students into innovators.

“At UTAMU we developed a system that ‘nurtures scientists, technologists and innovators’ who can transform and create new knowledge in the university so as to meet its objectives,” Prof Benon Basheka, the Vice Chancellor of Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) made the remarks at a recent interview. 

The mode of delivering its academic programmes at UTAMU is the problem-based way which has addressed the skills gap, produce problem solvers and boost students’ ability to search for knowledge.

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