The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) invites applicants for the Hi-Innovator initiative. The initiative was established to identify and support Uganda’s small and growing businesses with solid potential for impact, sustainability, and scale. Participants in the initiative will gain access to free professional and technical assistance, funding, and exposure to investors to scale their businesses.

Interested applicants must fulfill the following criteria to qualify:

  • Applicants must be Ugandan nationals or non-Ugandans currently living and working in Uganda with up-to-date working permits
  • Business must be fully registered with Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), and National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
  • Applications must be submitted through the Hi-Innovator website and idea management system
  • Business should have two founding team members above 18 years of age
  • Business should at least have launched a product or service and received customer feedback with some revenue (generating at least UGX 20 million within two years)
  • Business should have been legally operational for the last two years and should not have raised UGX 1 billion in either grant, convertible grants, venture capital, or private equity at the time of application
  • Have a founder ready to commit to at least 90% of the scheduled learning labs and mentorship sessions
  • All team members must be proficient in written and spoken English

To apply for this initiative, visit: Hi-Innovator Application