2018 Winners & Runners Up
2023 Existing Business Edition Winners
Produces high-quality processed fish for human consumption while also utilizing sustainable and innovative technologies to convert fish waste into valuable products such as animal feed, fertilizer, and energy.
Founder(s): Christine Bonareri and Arnold Adero.
The Reusable Sanitary Pads Project
A woman-led initiative that is empowering girls in Uganda by promoting sustainable menstrual solutions.
Founder: Caroline Lajara
Addresses the challenge of banana biomass and landfill fashion waste. Mawejje Creations is revolutionizing the industry by using plant-based substances and textile waste curbing the negative impacts of fast fashion and being a change in the ethical fashion supply chain.
Founder: Dimma Mawejje
Kono Farm Enterprises
Aims to present snail farming as a viable option for alternative protein, skin care products, and agribusiness enterprises.
Founder: Ephraim Okeyo.
THE GIVE WORK CHALLENGE
Winners & Runners Up
The Give Work Challenge supports new and early stage businesses in East Africa through funding, mentorship, and community support.
2019 Winners & Runners Up
2021 Spring Winners
Storm Light Uganda
A sustainable energy company that makes Solar lighting available to households in rural Northern Uganda.
Oluka Robert, Oneka William, Okane Walter
A female football team that creates employment by manufacturing footballs and nurtures football talent among young ladies in the slums of Mukuru Kwa Njenga
Nimaro is a baking project for women who lost their jobs during the height of the COVID 19 Pandemic. They make and sell a wide range of baked goods and pastries in Uganda for events, quick roadside snacking, and your lunch box snacks.
Fiona Babra Alimocan
Veeklutre Restores dignity to young mothers in marginalized communities by creating fashionable diapers that are affordable, and re-usable.
Zuri champions environmental conservation through reducing land pollution caused by the use of plastic carrier bags and packaging materials. Zuri collects all the waste to make beautiful paper packaging that is less harmful to the environment.
Oliver Omondi , Beatrice Njeri
AQUA BIO SANDS
Aqua Bio's sand filter turns unsafe into safe and drinkable water. It is a proven, simple, effective, low-cost household water treatment device for safe drinking water that helps to protect the lives of Northern Ugandan communities from water borne diseases.
Founders: Prisca Bridget Apio and Philip Omara
With the infection rate from water splash-back increasing in Kenya, Arigiene Limited solves the problem by manufacturing products that prevent splash-back. Arigiene's solution is especially designed to improve lives of women and children, who research shows, are more likely to be affected by toilet bowl infections.
Founders: Frank Mwakitakula
Papyrus Art upcycles polythene bag waste to make beautiful art pieces that span across fashion and home decor.
Cinderella Layet , Nakato Hilda
Trains women and youth in Northern Uganda to provide professional home and office cleaning services. Ensuring that youth receive a decent income for economic growth
Brenda Lanyero, Michael Ojok
A geolocation transport marketplace where small and medium holder farmers in Kenya can access ready markets for their organic produce.
Bonface Nyalwal, Linda Kathambi
2021 Winter Edition Winners
ECO DUDU RANCH
Eco Dudu, based in Kenya, tackles food insecurity. They rear crickets as an alternative food and protein source, a much needed solutions for hunger and malnutrition.
Edible insects as food play a vital role in sustainable diets.
Founders: Cliff Henry Olal
Volt kit was founded to unlock the potential of batteries in solving socio-economic and environmental issues. Volt kit collects old lithium-ion batteries from e-waste dealers, landfills, and dumping sites and repurposes it into energy storage systems creating affordable, clean, and safe energy that is circular to the environment.
Founder: Jesse Simon and Eric Kademe