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SHIFT Enterprise Academy at the Entebbe International Business Summit: Shaping the Future of East African Entrepreneurship

SHIFT Enterprise Academy is proud to announce its participation in the upcoming Entebbe International Business Summit, scheduled to take place on March 14th and 15th, 2024, in Entebbe, Uganda. The summit serves as a pivotal platform for networking, collaboration, and learning across diverse sectors, embodying the spirit of growth and innovation in East Africa.

A Platform for Growth and Collaboration

Since its inception in 2019, the Entebbe Business Summit has been instrumental in creating spaces for connections and driving public-private collaboration. The summit has facilitated the emergence of vibrant business networks and provided unparalleled opportunities for entrepreneurs, businesses, and stakeholders to explore new avenues for growth and development.

This year's summit promises to be even more impactful, with over 24 distinguished speakers from various fields including tourism, entrepreneurship, banking, energy, and investment management. Notable speakers include H.E. Jessica Alupo, Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, Ronald Kasolo, General Manager BRITAM Asset Managers, Varghese Thambi, Managing Director, Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), Prof. Robinah Nanyunja, President & Chair, Pilot International, and Ethan Brisby, Founder and President of SHIFT Enterprise Academy.

SHIFT Enterprise Academy: Shaping the Future of Entrepreneurship

As a featured speaker at the summit, Ethan Brisby will share insights into SHIFT's ongoing work in the region. SHIFT Enterprise Academy is committed to empowering rural, women, and forward thinking entrepreneurs and SME executives by designing for innovation through its comprehensive programs and initiatives.

From providing education and mentorship to facilitating access to funding opportunities, SHIFT's ever evolving presence is poised to help further modernize the entrepreneurial landscape of East Africa. During the summit, Ethan will also unveil SHIFT's visionary project: the development of 'SHIFT Forward Centers' across the East African Community, starting with Uganda.

Innovation Hubs for the Future

SHIFT Forward Centers will serve as innovation hubs, driving research and development in robotics and other cutting-edge technologies. These centers will focus on industries such as agriculture and manufacturing, digitizing traditional practices and driving sustainable growth.

Moreover, the SHIFT Forward Centers will house start-up and early-stage companies participating in the SHIFT Ventures program, providing them with resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Additionally, 'Forward Centers' will develop new programming for SHIFT's learning management system, designing for continuous learning and skill development.

SHIFT Enterprise Academy is actively seeking partners, investments, grant funding and land to commence the development of these innovative centers, with Entebbe being identified as a strategic location due to its connectivity and conducive business environment.

Join Us in Shaping the Future

SHIFT Enterprise Academy is honored to be a part of the Entebbe International Business Summit and looks forward to engaging with stakeholders, sharing insights, and exploring opportunities for collaboration and growth. Join us in shaping the future of East African entrepreneurship!

To register for the summit and networking dinner, please visit the official summit website. Don't miss this opportunity to connect, collaborate, and drive meaningful change in East Africa's business landscape.

Together, let's shape the future of entrepreneurship in East Africa!

To inquire about your organization's involvement with developing SHIFT Forward Centers throughout the East African Community, contact Ethan Brisby via email

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