Uganda is now more connected with global investment markets!
As announced by the World Business Angels Investment Forum, Dickson Mushabe, Chief Executive Officer Hostalite, has been appointed as International Partner for Uganda. International Partner Mushabe to represent Uganda at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. The inclusion of Uganda in WBAF provides a wide range of opportunities for Uganda’s start-ups, scaleups and high growth businesses and opens doors for economic development.
(London) With this new appointment, Uganda has joined the largest forum of the world’s equity investment markets and will now be able to connect more with the global investors market, which will open up splendid opportunities for the country. Now local Uganda angel investors, incubation centres, accelerators, private equity funds, co-investment funds, technology parks, corporate ventures and aspiring entrepreneurs will have more opportunity to connect with global leaders in the same field.
The inclusion of Uganda in WBAF provides a wide range of opportunities for Uganda’s start-ups, scaleups and high growth businesses and opens doors for economic development.
Baybars Altuntas, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Business Angels Investment Forum says “As an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnerships for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the WBAF supports start-ups, develops entrepreneurial ecosystems, and helps venture capital and companies connect with international companies, fin-techs and other relevant institutions. We are confident about our contribution to the economic development of the country by facilitating connections with entrepreneurial ecosystems. We strongly believe that Uganda will soon become a country that can foster the development of its economy in a more entrepreneurial atmosphere.”
About the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF)
As an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) is committed to collaborating globally to empower the economic development of the world by fostering innovative financial instruments for startups, scaleups, innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs and to promoting gender equality and women’s participation in all sectors of the world economy. WBAF invites you to join our global efforts to ease access to finance, promote financial inclusion, and create more jobs and social justice.
WBAF accomplishes its mission through various parties and channels. These include: 138 high commissioners, senators and international partners from 79 countries; 7 country offices on 5 continents; the WBAF Business School and its more than 50 faculty members from 32 countries; and 5 international working committees. WBAF also has an angel investment fund, partnerships with 12 global institutions, and economic cooperation agreements with 5 governments.
The WBAF World Congress, held in February of each year, hosts at least 5 summits and numerous other events, including a Global Fundraising Stage and a World Excellence Awards ceremony. WBAF also boasts a number of publications, among which are the WBAF Business School Journal, World Class Startup Magazine, and Angel Investor Review Online.
The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) is an inclusive platform for all G20 countries, interested non-G20 countries, and relevant stakeholders to carry forward work on financial inclusion, including implementation of the G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan endorsed at the G20 Summit in Seoul. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is the Honorary Patron of the GPFI. www.gpfi.org
About Dickson Mushabe
Dickson Mushabe is the Founder and CEO of Hostalite, one of the leading Web Hosting, Design and Software Development Companies in Uganda, East Africa. He has over 12 years of experience in Information and Communication Technology, Information Exchange Systems and Business Automation.
He is the author of the bestselling business book, “I am Not Sorry For My Mistakes”.
He is the founder of Hostalite Cyber Academy, an institute that empowers students with practical I.T. skills and hands on experience.
Founder of Cinnamon Clubs, a Fintech company that automates financial records of savings groups. As a founding member and promoter of the SME association of Uganda, his enthusiasm enables him to quickly connect with entrepreneurs, making an impact on them to take action. He has spoken at different business meetings including: The Annual Business breakfast organised by the Investors Club of Uganda; Joomla Day, Uganda; CMS Africa, Nairobi; Vodafone Power Talks, as well as several Radio and TV Talk shows.
Dickson is a Director on the Board of ICT Association of Uganda – ICTAU.
He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Global Shapers, an Initiative of the World Economic