The Uganda Startup Cup is pleased to announce that after a grueling seven months of coaching, judging, mentoring, networking and lots of fun a winner and Uganda representative has been selected. The challenge featured a diverse array of startups including the Bio Technology startup Zaantu who have devised a software application in lieu of the frequent breakdown of medical equipment which is as a result of misuse, wear and tear among others, the winning social enterprise “Ask Without shame” a mobileapp for young people to ask any sexual and reproductive health related questions from qualified medical experts, in a non-threatening environment via an android mobile application and via sms.

The entrants to the Competition were judged on the merits of their business models with three presentations made to the panel of judges. All decisions regarding the criteria were made solely by the judges.

A panel of 10 judges evaluated and graded the applications based on innovation, scalability and job creation in Lebanon. Each of the 12 semi-finalist teams were assigned a coach who followed up and provided strategic support, mentorship and ability to adopt advice.

The Challenge Business Model Competition was designed to foster entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial spirit, grow jobs through startups, and increase awareness of the resources available to grow entrepreneurs.