Event conference speaker

AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2022

Profile Details

Name: Barbara (Birungi) Mutabazi

Post: Co-Founder Hive CoLab, Uganda

Categories: Main Session, Speaker

Barbara is a co-founder and first managing director of Hive Colab, Uganda’s first innovation hub, business accelerator, and incubator for East African technology startups, and whose mission is to build local tech capacity and scale up ideas with positive social and economic returns. She has managed and developed Hive Colab into Uganda’s leading Innovation and Technology Hub and developed relationships with Government, Development partners, and International organizations such as Microsoft, Intel, Google, and others. Under Barbara, Hive Colab has raised over 1M USD to run its operations and for its startups and signed contracts with organizations such as US State Department, British Council, Demo Africa, Palladium, Uganda Communications Commission, US Embassy in Kampala, Indigo trust, Hivos, Geneva Global, Seacom, Google among others. Barbara setup Hive Colab’s virtual Incubation arm and oversaw the execution of over 30 projects at the hub. She has developed strategic plans, business models, and fundraising plans, trained entrepreneurs, and raised investment for Hive Colab and its incubatees over the last 12 years.