Started by entrepreneurial students from Kingston University, London – the number one university for student and graduate start-ups in the UK, and with support from University of Surrey – home of the Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE) and SETsquared, the world’s best Business Incubator, NASE in partnership with Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and DraperDarkFlow, a silicon valley VC fund that invests in African startups, proudly brings you our 3rd Leap Conference.


The two-day Leap Conference, which is one of the key events in the Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations in Uganda, draws together over 400 youth, graduates and enterprising students from Uganda’s top Universities for a 2-day intensive programme of practical support for identifying and developing business ideas. As the name suggets, the Leap Conference is designed to challenge and inspire the youth to literally take the “Leap” into the world of business and entrepreneurship.

As well as a unique opportunity to network with a diverse range of young people from a variety of backgrounds, the Leap Conference, which happens once a year, features practical games and business simulations, seasoned and world class entrepreneurs, mentors, speakers panellists – prepare to be inspired.

2017 Theme:  Innovation | Design Thinking

Seed Investment: If  your business is investment ready, registered and your products ready to hit the market, then for a donation of 15,000 Ugandan shillings, you will be one of the few delegates invited to the second day of the conference for a chance pitch for $5,000 worth of seed investment from DraperDarkFlow and free incubation space from Makerere University Business School.

Admission Policy? FREE provided you signup via this link by 12/11/2017

Can I apply even though I am not a student? Absolutely. While the majority will be students, we are definitely open to having some (very strong) non-student participants.

How long is the event? Two days. First day is for all delegates. Second day is for entrepreneurial delegates that will have paid for an opportunity to pitch for $5,000 worth of seed investment.

Food & drinks? NASE usually caters for these.


Prisca Kamanzi: +256706559759 |
Dennis Aguma: +256776696500 / +447951212772 |