Meet the Team

Dennis B. Aguma

Founder

aguma@nase.co.ug

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

Dennis is a seasoned Entrepreneurship Facilitator and Business Incubation Manager with hands-on experience of setting up and running from scratch, business incubation centers and enterprise programmes for Universities in the UK and Uganda.

Dennis is an alumnus of Makerere University Business School, Kampala and also has a BSc. Business Management (1st Class) from Kingston University, London, and an MBA from Surrey Business School (Distinction). He 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 including Capita, Mercer and Friends Life before joining Kingston University where he was the Business Incubation Manager of ‘Kingston Nest’ – the Enterprise Hub of Kingston University, London.

As well as startups and entrepreneurship facilitation, Dennis is passionate about Innovation & Business Strategy.

Carolyn Baguma

Communications Programme Consultant

carolyn@nase.co.ug

Carolyn is a Development Consultant with a background in operations management, marketing, and PR gained across sector such as Leadership & Development, Hospitality, Recruitment and Non Profit sector in the UK and EU.

She brings invaluable leadership experience from working with F100 companies during her time at the leading custom education provider Duke Corporate Education. Notably worked with organisations such as the National Citizen Service, Shelter, Oxfam and The Challenge Network.

In 2014, she founded the development consultancy Amulinde Ltd, a platform to continue working with Businesses, Charities and individuals in a development capacity. A key focus of the consultancy is Corporate Social Responsibility and engages with partners in projects that benefits the individual, the business and the community – – http://www.amulinde.com/

She’s also a qualified Development Coach and Mentor, and currently studying to become a Neuro Linguistics Practitioner.

Dwain Reid

Start-up Business Coach

dwain@nase.co.ug

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, 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 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.

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