dennis aguma

Dennis Aguma

Founder and Executive Director

Dennis is a Visiting Lecturer, Entrepreneurship Facilitator and Business Incubation Consultant, with experience of setting up business incubation centers and offering structural support for startups and enterprise programmes at various Universities in the UK and Africa.

He has worked in various capacities with a number of UK universities including Birmingham City University (UK) as a Visiting Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (UK) – where he was the Partnerships and Enterprise Development Officer, leading an EU funded Project to support start-ups in Cambridge, & at Kingston University, London – where he was a part-time Lecturer and the Business Incubation Manager of ‘Kingston Nest’, the Enterprise Hub of Kingston University, London, which he helped to co-found.

Prior to joining academia, Dennis worked briefly with the Auditor General’s Office in Uganda before moving to London where he accumulated over 7 years’ extensive experience in the Administration and Management of Pension Scheme Projects with major FTSE 100 companies in London.

Until recently, Dennis was also the Co-Chair of One Africa Network (UK) and a Co-Founder & Board Member at the African Business Chamber (AfBC), in Birmingham, UK, both of which support professionals and African Owned Businesses in the UK.

Passionate about entrepreneurism in general, and a firm believer of its power to bring about a fair and equitable society, Dennis is the Founder & Team Lead at Nile Consulting Ltd, a UK based management consulting firm that aspires to lift business and economies through entrepreneurship, trade, and investment.

He holds a BSc. Hons. Business Management (1st Class) from Kingston University, London (UK), an MBA (Distinction) from University of Surrey (UK), a Post Graduate Certificate in Research Practice and is currently doing a PhD (Entrepreneurship) at Birmingham City University (UK).

A Ugandan-British, he is the Founder & Executive Director of NASE – a social enterprise set up in 2015 to inspire and champion skills and youth entrepreneurship, mainly across Ugandan Universities – www.nase.co.ug. To date, mainly through the annual “Leap Conference”, NASE has inspired over 5,000 students from Uganda’s top Universities to leap into, and explore the hands-on world of enterprise and entrepreneurship, with many ending up in numerous business incubation centers, especially Makerere University Incubation Centre (MIIC).

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