list of  Judges 2017

Baguma T Richard : Mentor & Judge

Baguma T Richard

Mentor & Judge

Baguma is a jouranlist and communications expert with over 20 years under his belt in main stream journalism. He is currently the secretary General of the united nations association of Uganda, (UNAU) a non profit, Non-Government organization, duly registered in Uganda. The Association is affiliated to the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA). www.wfuna.org

The UN Association of Uganda (UNAU) works to promote the Aims, Objectives, Principles and Ideals of the UN in Uganda as enshrined in the UN Charter.

Vision: “A peaceful and prosperous world”
Mission: “To promote the Aims and Ideals of the United Nations”

Baguma is now a serial entrepreneur and co-founder at Uganda Health Communication Alliance (UHCA), RR Relations Co Ltd. Education and mentor for youth who want to start a social entreprise.

Kaahwa Jean :

Kaahwa Jean

Managing Director, Africa Agribusiness Services Limited which is a consultancy company.

Jean is also a manager Shalom Fish Farm Limited were we supply fish fingerlings, offer pond and cage construction services, and market linkages.

He also runs an organisation called Youth in Agriculture Africa which engages in the promotion of agriculture in our generation through providing information online and creating practical opportunities for young people to engage in agribusiness.

Joyce Kyalema : Mentor & Judge

Joyce Kyalema

Mentor & Judge

Joyce Kyalema is a gender activist and woman entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of JOSMAK International (U) Ltd, a 2013 SEED Winner from Uganda.

Joyce further serves as Executive Director of the Rural Women and Youth Development Organization (RWYDO), an organization she founded to organize vulnerable youth and women in rural areas to find ways of increasing their household income, nutritional status and food security. The initiated projects directly empower women to fully participate in their self -coordinated development for self- reliance and to promote gender equality development programs in their communities.

In November 2014, Joyce Kyalema was recognized and awarded as a rising star woman entrepreneur by the Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited (UWEAL). One month later, in December 2014, she has been chosen to be publishing on iLearn, a global mobile-learning platform for and by women entrepreneurs. This platform provided by UN Women's Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment has the objective to inspire, motivate and help other women to start and grow their own ventures and provide a learning tool for many women around the world.

Ettiene Salborn : Mentor & Judge

Ettiene Salborn

Mentor & Judge

Social Entrepreneur, Changemaker, German by blood and Ugandan by heart: Etienne Salborn is the founder of the Social Innovation Academy (SINA), which is turning challenges into social enterprises. Through self-organization and freesponsibility, grown-up orphans, refugees, former street children and other youth become leaders creating jobs and social businesses, which are solving social challenges. Etienne is experienced in Life-Coaching, as well as Startup Mentoring and has done consultancy works with various organizations around the world. He has been passionate about youth empowerment since 2006, when he founded Jangu e.V. a German NGO for the education of Ugandan orphans.

Allan Ananura : Mentor & Coach

Allan Ananura

Mentor & Coach

Allan Ananura is an avid ICT technology professional with a keen interest in alleviating youth unemployment through entrepreneurial promoting programs.
He is co founder at TXI advertising, an electronic advertising company for startups and iventure AFRICA an entrepreneurial educational service organization for young people aged between 19 and 29. His greatest passion is seeing ideas come to life right from the thought level.
Allan is happiest when he organizes learning safari retreats, develops websites and promotes startups and innovation programs as a facilitator and even sweeper at times.

Allan is interested in investing (time/money) in startups as an angel investor, mentor or adviser. His joy is to work with innovative minds.

Mark Kaheru : Judge

Mark Kaheru


Mark Kaheru is an accomplished communications professional with 17 years’ expertise developing and executing all aspects of public outreach campaigns to increase media exposure and support strategic marketing initiatives. Proven creative talent with demonstrated strength in producing effective advertising, print, and promotional material. Adept in developing high-performance and dedicated teams to meet challenging corporate objectives. Deep understanding of media relations; accomplished track record of providing live television and radio interviews. Leverage persuasive communication and relationship management talents to achieve consensus across all levels and organizational boundaries.

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