Hive Colab, Uganda’s first technology hub has opened another branch in Mbarara

Hive Colab, Uganda’s first technology hub,  announced the opening of another branch in Mbarara located at 3rd Floor Easy View Complex next to APA Insurance.

Hive Colab is an innovation-focused collaborative co-working space for the technology community of Uganda. They support local capacity building for creation of impact-driven innovations for social and economic development in Uganda and the continent.

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Hive Colab Mbarara

The collaborative space has seating capacity of almost 50 people in the open space, dedicated tables, and high speed internet in a conducive working environment. Programmes include structured incubation with business development services, an accelerator, ideation hackathons, coding boot camps, Inter-University Innovation Challenge and more.

“The goal of opening this branch is to be able to support innovators and creators of employment in the ICT sector in the region.” said Barbara Birungi Mutabazi, Cofounder and
Director.

Teddy Ruge, cofounder of the  hub noted that it is important to extend these services to the rest of the country since there are many innovators and creators outside the Kampala Metro. The Mbarara branch of the innovation space is their first step to providing innovation spaces around the country.

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Traction over the years

Hive Colab has provided affordable collaborative work spaces and an incubation hub for innovators and entrepreneurs since 2010. The space has been home to over 300 individuals and startups many of which out grew the space to get their own premises.

Over $2M has been raised for startups at the space with We Farm raising $1M. Among the prominent startups that passed through or are still at Hive is SulaPay, Twambale, Africa’s Talking, Makanika.com, Yoza, Access Mobile, School Plus, Air Save, We Farm and of course Dignited.