STHLMtechfest

Stockholm Tech Fest + SOLUTIONS

Your Facebook friend that is a goat in Somalia, Tinder for Foodwaste, and Solar investment with impact  – the innovative Stockholm Tech Fest + SOLUTIONS summit brought together the tech and global development geeks of this world in a groundbreaking new alliance with some unexpected results… What can the tech world do to help solve the world’s global development problems? This was the question tech entrepreneur Tyler …

Indiegogo campaign

And…that’s a wrap

This is it…it’s time for the #BackOurValley crowdfunding campaign to finally draw to a close. A final WAN YALA NABE and a hug from Bulambuli for all the liking, sharing and pledging to help us crowdfund a whopping $21K. We’ve simply been blown away by the love and support from people around the world for our hardworking entrepreneurs. That’s a wrap on the #BackOurValley @Indiegogo …

Women entrepreneurs making reusable sanitary pads

Hot in the Valley this month: purses, handbags and reusable sanitary pads…

Old rags, leaves and used newspaper – just some of the crude substitutes women and girls in rural Uganda resort to in lieu of any better options when their menstruation cycle comes round once a month. At best, excruciatingly uncomfortable, and at worst, posing a serious health risk from infection, poor menstrual hygiene is the lesser known issue holding back many …

Campaign final days

Let the countdown begin…

Pinch, punch, first day of the month! That’s right, it’s the first day of September (where on earth did the summer go…?) and that means just 10 more days to #BackOurValley! #Pinchpunch happy new month! Will you #backourvalley – the new #SiliconValley? https://t.co/rVW3dgNkEu pic.twitter.com/DlxU5bw255 — C4D (@CommunitiesForD) September 1, 2016 We’ve been blown away by the incredible support from across …

Peza

Meet an entrepreneur from the Valley: Peza

As part of our interview series, Marta Zgodzinska had the honour of five minutes with one of the veteran entrepreneurs of Bulambuli Valley Community – as beautiful as she is wise, Peza not only has an extensive family to look after but overseeing the business activities of her saving group involves some mothering too… Peza, founding member of Bulambuli’s saving groups. Marta: …

Leah from Bulambuli

Meet a Bulambulian entrepreneur: Leah

Posho and greens, troubleshooting in the Valley, and the trials and tribulations of launching Uganda’s first smart milk dispenser – this week C4D’s Marta Zgodzinska goes behind the scenes for an exclusive chat with some of the key players in Bulambuli Valley’s startup community to get a glimpse of who they are, their dream business ideas and of course their favourite …

Can anyone be an entrepreneur?

Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates – just some of the household names now synonymous with the term ‘entrepreneur’. But despite the strong association with the Silicon Valleys of this world, entrepreneurship is in no way innately tied to the tech industry, Western startups or Billionaireship. Rather entrepreneurship can be understood simply as the process of “recognizing and exploiting productive …