By Prisca Adaeze Nenger
Kampala International University (KIU) in conjunction with Stick2Uganda at exactly 1.00 pm (EAT) today 22nd October 2019, organized a business competition, at the university main campus in Kansanga-Ggaba Road, Kampala.
After a series of scrutiny from various business ideas and/or services among KIU students, in a business pitch event, the university management selected the best 3 to compete in the final round of the Stick2Uganda business competition slated for today.
The final competitors include:
- Twin Distillers (Wine distillers) - Bagire Albert/Kanga
- Iteriat George - Shopping Basket Making
- Otenga Sila ï¿½ Retail Grocery Shop
The event was sponsored by Stick2Uganda, a
Foundation that works closely with the ICUganda Foundation to advise and offer
guidance on projects of various organizations in Uganda.
According to the Leader of Stick2Uganda, Cees Gouw, Stick2Uganda chose KIU almost four years ago, when a few Dutch students noticed that KIU was obviously the best International University in the country. Curious and excited to learn more, they visited the office of our DVC Academic Affairs, Professor George Nasinyama and worked out a three-year partnership eventually.
For this event, in particular, Gouw said that one of the goals is to focus on business, which they deem fit to check out, select the best, collaborate and encourage studentpreneurs within the KIU student community and in Uganda at large.
KIU DVCAA and STICK2UGANDA Boss during the BUSINESS COMPETITION
"Our highly intelligent students, who are preparing for University next year, think that doing business together can solve problems worldwide. So they\'d like to use the knowledge they pick here about business in Uganda and link it to the way business is done in Europe with the hope that it can lead to new ideas and new processes, which are sustainable and have the possibility to save the planet." Gouw said.
The DVC AA, Professor Nasinyama, noted that this is
the first one and it\'s here to stay.