Turn your idea into a business


Join a support system for your business to succeed.

Are you a budding entrepreneur looking to test your idea? Are you an early-stage startup going for your first customers and getting investment-ready? UJ Connect Accelerator program is your starting point for turning your idea into a real business.

UJ Connect is a project funded by the Japanese government through JICA (Japan International Corporation Agency) in support of the Uganda Ministry of ICT & National Guidance towards achieving the pillars in the Uganda Digital Transformation Roadmap in line with Digital Uganda Vision 2040. Let’s create innovative businesses, opportunities, and jobs!

The goal of this program is to support early-stage entrepreneurs to achieve more revenues and investments. We will provide the workshops, peer support and customized mentoring to get your idea/business model to achieve “product-market fit” as well as an opportunity to consult Japanese investors and companies for materializing and scaling up your business.

Program Details

The program starts in February 2024 and will run for three (3) months.

You will join a group of 15-20 entrepreneurs working on their own ideas.

The accelerator will end with a Demo Day (Pitch Day) event where entrepreneurs get to pitch their startups to Ugandan, regional, and global investors, including Japanese venture capital firms.

Application Requirements

A business/idea that leverages ICT to provide innovative solutions that solve pain points as well as scale beyond the Ugandan market. It should be an early stage solution that is yet to raise a significant amount of investment and would like to be prepared to raise initial investment through this program.

Application procedure:

Click the apply now button below to apply before midnight (11:59pm) of December 1st 2023.

Who is this accelerator program designed for?

Ambitious Entrepreneur


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