Makerere University Business SchoolNew Port Bell RoadKampala, Central Region
Started by entrepreneurial students from Kingston University, London - the number one university for student and graduate start-ups in the UK, and with support from University of Surrey - home of the Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE) and SETsquared, the world's best Business Incubator, The Association of Student Enterprises (NASE), in partnership with Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and DraperDarkFlow, a silicon valley VC fund that invests in African startups, is proud to bring you our 3rd Leap Conference.
WHAT IS THE LEAP CONFERENCE?
The two-day Leap Conference, which is one of the key events in the Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations in Uganda, draws together over 400 youth, graduates and enterprising students from Uganda’s top Universities for a 2-day intensive programme of practical support for identifying and developing business ideas. As the name suggets, the Leap Conference is designed to challenge and inspire the youth to literally take the “Leap” into the world of business and entrepreneurship. From idea generation, branding, marketing, finances, etc, the Leap Conference is a hands-on and impactful camp that equips young people with the tools essential for developing business ideas and running a successful enterprise. As well as a unique opportunity to network with a diverse range of young people from a variety of backgrounds, the Leap Conference, which happens once a year, features practical games and business simulations, seasoned entrepreneurs, mentors and speaker - prepare to be inpsired. Still not convinced? Take a look at the report from year's conferene - http://nase.co.ug/leap-conference-2016/
Conference Theme: #Innovation
Admission Policy? Conference is FREE to pre-booked delegates provided you have booked by 12/11/2017.
Seed Investment: Is your business registered? Is your company investment ready? Do you have a product ready to hit the market? if your answer is yes, then this is your shot. For a donation of $5 or 15,000 ugandan shillings, you will have a chance to picth for $5,000 worth of seed investment from DraperDarkFlow. As a not-for-profit / social enterprise, we rely on the generous support of organisations and individuals to impact young lives. Your donation will go towards food, drinks and other logistical obligations needed to impact over 400 conference delegates. Payments can be made at the door or by mobile money to 0776696500. Asante Sana!
Can I apply even though I am not a student? Absolutely. While the majority will be students, we are definitely open to having some (very strong) non-student participants.
What about food & sleep? NASE usually caters for all meals, drinks, and in-between snacks. Sleep is really optional... :)
Do you care about time keeping? What do you think? This issue is particularly problematic for us Ugandans, and we want to change it – permanently. Whether we assign a dollar value to it or not, time is a special and valuable resource that you cannot store or save for later use. Everyone has the exact same amount of time each day. Being on time shows everyone around you that you are the master of your life. It demonstrates foresight — the ability to predict possible hang-ups — and adaptability — the ability to change your plans to accommodate those hang-ups. Time keeping is an essential trait for any budding entrepreneur.
On the other hand, being late shows that you are a victim of the winds of fate, that you’re incapable of anticipating possible problems and either dealing with them or altering your course to avoid them. It sends the message that you’re harassed by time, not in control of it. These are not the kinds of folks we expect to attend the Leap Conference. Everyone is busy — too busy to be waiting on you before we start the conference. Help us demonstrate that Leap Conference folks are of a particular and unique mind-set.
OK, I'm in - can I volunteer? Yes ofcourse. Please drop us an email with your details and why you want to volnteer? (email@example.com).
Website: www.nase.co.ugPrisca: +256706559759 | firstname.lastname@example.orgDennis: +256776696500 / +447951212772 | email@example.com