Meet the Team

Dennis B. Aguma

Founder

aguma@nase.co.ug

UK +44 795 121 2772   UG +256 776 696 500

Dennis is a passionate Entrepreneurship Facilitator and Business Incubation Manager with hands-on experience of setting up business incubation centres and offering structural support for startups, SMEs and enterprise programmes at Universities in the UK and Africa.
With a BSc. Hons. Business Management (1st Class) from Kingston University, London and an MBA (Distinction) from University of Surrey (UK), Dennis is currently doing a PhD at Birmingham City University exploring the impact of entrepreneurial education on entrepreneurial effectiveness.
He has worked in various capacities with a number of UK universities including Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge – where he was the Partnerships and Enterprise Development Officer & at Kingston University, London – where he was the Business Incubation Manager of ‘Kingston Nest’, the Enterprise Hub of Kingston University, London, before assuming a role there as a Part-time Lecturer.
Prior to joining academia, Dennis worked briefly with the Auditor General’s Office in Uganda before moving to London where he accumulated over 9 years’ extensive experience in the Administration and Management of Pension Scheme Projects with major FTSE 100 companies in London
Passionate about entrepreneurism in general, and a firm believer of its power to bring about a fair and equitable society, Dennis continues to inspire and support young entrepreneurs.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/aguma

Dwain Reid

Start-up Business Coach

Dwain is a start-up business coach that works with ambitious people one-to-one and also delivers entertaining and educational events/workshops. A business management graduate, Dwain is also an entrepreneur running a six figure childcare service in London.

He has spoken for and worked with many leading companies in pre-start up/business development including Cambridge Leadership Academy, Shell Livewire, Ciity Business Library, Prince’s Trust, Young Enterprise, The Great British Business Show and NACUE among others. He has coached thousands of people, entrepreneurs, students, small business owners, sales teams and teachers either one-to-one, through key note speaking or workshops and currently runs the “Entrepreneurs” programme at Kingston University, London – the Number 1 University in the UK for graduate start-ups in for 4 of the last 5 years. One his mentees recently received £250,000 in angel funding and many have appeared on the UK’s no.1 television series BBC Dragons Den.

Dwain eats, sleeps and breathes business. He was a guest speaker and facilitator at the inaugural NASE’s 2015 Leap Conference in Kampala, and continues to offer mentorship and guidance on our events and strategy.

Dr. Ernest Abaho

Curriculum Curator

Dr Abaho is a Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship Researcher, Business Development Expert, Project & Strategic Management Consultant. He is the Head of Department of Entrepreneurship, Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and contributes regularly on entrepreneurship matters, both in Uganda and globally.
Teaching Areas:  Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Project management
Research Interests: International Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Behaviors, Project value analysis, Intellectual Properties in Entrepreneurship, Education in Entrepreneurship, Business Incubation.
Consultancies: Business development Services, Business Incubation development, Business Plans and feasibility studies, Business restructuring, Project Monitoring and evaluation, Management development, Leadership and Governance, Business strategy. Educational review and development.
NASE is lucky to be able to draw on his vast experience and expertise of entrepreneurship facilitation in Higher Education institutions, as we shape our skills and enterprise curriculum, both for ad hoc events and our national programme for entrepreneurship amongst Ugandan universities.
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