Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021 at U.S. Mission Uganda | November 8 – 14, 2021

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021 at U.S. Mission Uganda | November 8 – 14, 2021

America creating opportunity through entrepreneurship

Are you passionate about building a successful career as an entrepreneur in Uganda?  Then join the U.S. Mission in Uganda for these events during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021.  Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates on programs and links to resources for entrepreneurs.  #GEW2021  #GEW_UG

New Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Uganda

  • Launch of recruitment for Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Cohort 3:


Announcing the call for applications for Cohort 3 of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs(AWE) program in Uganda. Women Entrepreneurs based in Kampala, Kabarole, Mbale, Lira, and surrounding districts are encouraged to apply, to benefit from business training, capital, and networking opportunities through this program. Applications close on the 17th of December 2021.  Check out this link for more information and follow this link to apply:   #AWEnergized #AWEinUganda Tag(@usmissionuganda @USADF @ECAatState @AWEinUganda @SHONAGroupLTD

  • Launch of recruitment for Delaware State Global Entrepreneurship Initiative:


The U.S. Mission in Partnership with the Delaware State University College of Business and Feminature launched the Entrepreneurship Incubation Garage Uganda, a virtual entrepreneurship training program for young people, between the age of 19 and 29 across Uganda.  100 successful applicants will be selected to participate in this Entrepreneurship Incubation Garage designed by Delaware State University and implemented in partnership with Feminature Uganda. Participants will receive training on how to develop their entrepreneurial mindset so that they can eventually start their own ventures. Follow this link to apply.


Resources For Entrepreneurs

You can always find great resources for entrepreneurs through the YALI Network, especially the YALI Entrepreneurs Campaign here:

  • FEATURED SPEAKER: Tuesday, November 9, 4:00-5:00pm EAT: “Building a Sustainable Business” American Center Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with Professor Debra Bishop from Drake University

If you’re a young entrepreneur looking for strategies to grow your business and make it a sustainable, income-generating enterprise, then this is for you!
Join us during Global Entrepreneurship Week #GEW2021 for a talk and Q&A with Dr. Debra Bishop, where she will share her expertise on sustainable business in Uganda.
Register here:

  • Tuesday November 9, 7:00-8:15pm EAT: Health and Wellness: “Developing Health Solutions Through Innovation” Delaware State University presentation with Dr. Erika Dillard, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical practitioners are generally faced with identifying problems and presenting solutions in the form of a prognosis and diagnosis. Entrepreneurs are tasked to do the same with products and services. Take the journey of a health care provider’s process of innovation to improve the lives of others and minimize risk for the health care industry and its stakeholders, while being a disrupter in the health care marketplace through the lens of entrepreneurship.

Please join Dr. Dillard to learn the “Ins and Outs” of ideation and product development as a practitioner, innovator, and entrepreneur.


  • Wednesday, November 10, 11:00am – 2:00pm EAT:  Networking Event for U.S. Government Exchange Alumni Entrepreneurs

Looking to meet like-minded young entrepreneurs? Join us at American Center Kampala during Entrepreneurship Week to convene, share, and learn best practices from passionate entrepreneurs such as yourself.

This is an application only event for alumni of U.S. Exchange Programs. If interested, please fill out the Google Form. [REGISTRATION FULL]

  • Wednesday, November 10, 8:00-9:00pm EAT: “Gender Equality: Developing Equity from Education to Economic Development” Delaware State University presentation with Dr. Eunice Gwanmesia, Ph.D. and Dr. Nandita Das, Ph.D.

“As we know, we grow” is a conversation that joins women, finance, and the power of diversity, equity and inclusion that to provide a foundation and pathway to launching and growing a business.

Join Dr. Das and Dr. Gwanmesia in this robust conversation on how women in business are recognizing the value of leveraging key partnerships by honoring diversity and the power of inclusion, while gaining perspective on how to fund their startup businesses. LINK TO JOIN THIS WEBINAR

  • Thursday, November 11 5:00-6:30pm EAT: Launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Education Initiative in Uganda

The United States Mission in Uganda is pleased to support the launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Education Initiative in Uganda.  Implemented by the College of Business at Delaware State University with financial support from the U.S. Embassy in Kampala and in partnership with Feminature Uganda, the initiative will offer a training program tailored for current and prospective entrepreneurs in Uganda. 

  • Join the team of the College of Business, Dr. Constant D. Beugré, professor of management and entrepreneurship, Ms. Lillie Crawford, Director of the Delaware Center for Enterprise Development, Ms. Troy Farmer, Director of the Garage and Ms. Amy Petersen of the US Embassy in Kampala, and Ms. Annett Lekuru of Feminature to learn for the launch of this exciting new initiative. LINK TO JOIN THIS WEBINAR

  • Friday, November 12, 11:00am -12:30pm EAT: “Growing Your Brand with the 3 Big Socials” Virtual Panel hosted by the American Center Kampala.

Get tips and learn how to effectively use the 3 big social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – to expand your business brand to grow and retain your audience. Catch a live stream broadcast of the discussion on the Embassy Facebook page to be part of the virtual conversation.

  • Saturday, November 13 9:00-12:00pm EAT: Staying Resilient: The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Cohort 2 with NSSF, Stanbic Business Incubator, UIA, YE!-TEC, and Global Shapers Kampala Hub

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE Cohort 2 is excited to convene Ugandan entrepreneurs on the 13th November 2021 in partnership with US Embassy, NSSF, Stanbic Business Incubator, UIA, YE!-ITC and Global Shapers Kampala Hub to commemorate Global Entrepreneurship week to put the spotlight on Entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Under the theme Staying Resilient, we shall discuss best practices, challenges and opportunities within the entrepreneur ecosystem of Uganda.
Register here:



You can always find great resources for entrepreneurs through the YALI Network, especially the YALI Entrepreneurs Campaign here: