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Lessons from interviewing East African entrepreneurs: Financing

This is the fourth in the series of posts detailing the trends and common threads that I’ve learnt through interviewing a wide range of businesses operating in East Africa.

The East Africa Business Podcast is the weekly podcast that I’ve been running for the last six months. Right now we’re on episode 35 with more on the way, and so if you’re interested in hearing new episodes and checking out the archive, then hit Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

The post this week is looking at financing.

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Lessons from interviewing East African entrepreneurs: Physical goods

This is the third in the series of posts detailing the trends and common threads that I’ve learnt through interviewing a wide range of businesses operating in East Africa.

The East Africa Business Podcast is the weekly podcast that has been running for the past six months. Right now we’re on episode 33 with more on the way, and so if you’re interested in hearing new episodes and checking out the archive, then hit Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

The post this week is looking at physical goods.

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Lessons from interviewing East African entrepreneurs: Digital platforms

This is the second in the series of posts detailing the trends and common threads that I’ve learnt through interviewing a wide range of businesses operating in East Africa.

The East Africa Business Podcast is the weekly podcast that I’ve been running for the last six months. Right now we’re on episode 31 with more on the way, and so if you’re interested in hearing new episodes and checking out the archive, then hit Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

The post this week is looking at digital platforms.

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The “Try Before You Buy” East Africa Tour: in Review

Today I’m flying back to England to see friends and family for Christmas.

This post summarises the time spent travelling between Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania as I worked out the various opportunities that existed in the region

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Why I’m choosing Kenya (visa permitting…)

Over the past four months I’ve traveled through Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, evaluating each in terms of where I would like to live for the next few years building a business.

After spending three and a half months keeping my mind open to all options (that I felt were morally acceptable), in Zanzibar I began to crunch through everything that I had learned, and switched focus towards fleshing out a plan of action for what I was going to do.

This post is about how I came to the decision of picking Kenya as the place to base myself from (once I get a visa).

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A Wedding in Uganda

When chatting to a lady named Cathy at a house party one Friday she asked if I was free next week to attend her wedding.

Without much hesitation I said yes and the following Saturday morning myself and Leoni (German housemate) were off to church.

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The Uganda Business Scene

In this post I will look to give an overview of what is happening from a business perspective in the country of Uganda.

This is written through the lens of evaluating different countries in East Africa as I seek out business opportunities in the region.

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Uganda: A Bit More

Continuing from our introduction into Uganda, this post is looking at some of the other elements about the country that I’ve observed and found myself compelled to research.

It covers things such as religion, demographics, and street food.

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Uganda: An Introduction

As I continue my trip across the East Africa region I thought I would do a bit of research about the second country I’m visiting, along with some of my initial impressions of the place.
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Getting Settled In Kampala, Uganda

On Sunday morning I collected my bus ticket (£10) from the Kigali terminal and took an aisle seat near the front for an 8am departure.

As I’ve documented previously, Rwanda is hilly, and so as we headed up the country there were many windy bits for the bus to sway from side to side. It was weirdly satisfying to see everyone’s legs swing left and right in sync as we negotiated some particularly sharp corners.

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