The NASE Youth Ideathon 2021 (UGX 100,000,000 Up for Grabs)

As a national voice of student-led enterprise societies, NASE aims to boost student’s enterprise skills, confidence, and aspirations through, practical learning/programs and inspiring events.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Uganda in collaboration with Stanbic Bank Uganda recently launched the Youth4Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Facility, to tackle youth unemployment through impact-driven innovation and entrepreneurship in sectors with a high multiplier effect on the creation of jobs and livelihood opportunities. One of UNDP’s channels for supporting the youth under the Youth For Business Initiative is the Innovation Challenge Fund which provides competitive matching grants of up to $40,000 in grant resources.

NASE Youth Ideathon

Whereas the Youth4Business’ Innovation Challenge Fund (ICF) requires existing enterprises that already have 12 months of business operations/history, and to be registered under the laws of Uganda, and the Youth IDEAthon presents an “entry-level” opportunity that helps to unearth and nurture creative early-stage and start-up ideas that can eventually feed into the Y4BF pipeline and could become the next generation of transformative innovative and inclusive MSMEs.

The Ideathon seeks to attract socially committed Ugandan youth, with entrepreneurial aspirations as innovators and problem-solvers in a hybrid interaction and collaborative process to develop and refine their ideas for products, services, and solutions that ease the way of doing things during and post-COVID 19 Pandemic. This is open to all disciplines. It is a space for all passionate youth including creative designers, software developers, engineers, experts in agriculture, health among other fields to exchange ideas and work collaboratively to develop solutions. With mentorship, incubation support and hundreds of millions of seed investment to be won, the event is organized to Inspire, Skill, Build and Accelerate ideas from youth in Uganda.

Idea Categories

  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Urban Development
  • Creative Industry
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Mining
  • Renewable Energy
  • Health Sector

How to Apply

Interested applicants for the NASE Youth Ideathon are encouraged to follow the link below to apply;

Click here to Apply

Deadline: 25th July 2021


15 thoughts on “The NASE Youth Ideathon 2021 (UGX 100,000,000 Up for Grabs)

  1. AKAMP BRENDAH on Reply

    This is a very innovative program I have not seen before ,,great thanks to the board for taking this great step to improve the livelihoods of youths in Uganda,,in areas of employment and job creation,,en helping us think out of the box,,Thank you for engaging our brains in productive work during this COVID 19 period and after the pandemic period,,God bless you all for taking the move

  2. Kamoga Andrew on Reply

    I think this is so great so that students can be more resilient and engage quickly to the changing world of limited employment,
    Thank you for empowering us into such opportunities.

  3. enock kalumba on Reply

    I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the board of governors . Thanks for supporting the youth . it’s my pleasure to have met this great opportunity.

  4. JOHN NATAMBA on Reply

    Great brains @ Nase , great opportunity provided by UNDP .
    I can’t wait to see the Youth In Agric tabling millions of ideas .

    @ Espoir For Youth In Agriculture , we welcome the opportunity .

  5. Nakisita Immaculate on Reply

    Thanks for this opportunity and I hope me as a youth will benefit from it. It will surely have a great impact on our lives

  6. Katusiime Phionah on Reply

    We are thankful for the efforts put in to end Unemployment among the Youth..not only in these very hard days but even with the future to me

  7. Nabyonga Carolyn on Reply

    How do we get more updates about activities like this from NASE. In other words how does one become a member of NASE Youth Ideathon.

  8. ASHABA BAILON on Reply

    Hi All,
    I take this opportunity to thank the “nase youth ideathon” for the great work done to us the youth and everyone with business ideas. i have learnt alot in the zoom sessions that have been going on and am so grateful. thank you thank you so much am looking forward to the next step as am among the applicants with ambitions to push uganda to the next level in technology.

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