Partnering to provide Ugandan SMEs with Business Development

Open Capital, in partnership with Oxfam, is supporting Ugandan businesses with development assistance to grow and raise growth finance. The goal of our partnership is to provide tailored technical assistance to enable growth and increase the number of successful investments in high potential, scalable businesses, leading to financial returns, job creation, livelihood improvement, and opportunities for entrepreneurs to become engines of economic growth in their communities. Businesses that meet the below criteria will receive expert support on a risk-sharing basis to prepare for growth and investment, and access to our network of over 200 investors interested in East Africa.

We seek businesses that meet the following key criteria:

  • Location: Businesses located anywhere in Uganda
  • Sectors: Any sector, excluding primary health care, education, and extractives
  • Minimum two years existence
  • Registered as a for-profit organization
  • The entrepreneur is socially committed and the activities of the business:
    • Have substantial opportunity to scale
    • Generate income and/or employment for the Bottom of the Pyramid, and/or
    • Benefit women, youth, or farmers (or all) and/or
    • Strengthen the market position of suppliers
  • Could benefit from business support to prepare, plan for growth and secure investment. Support may include:
    • Reviewing and prioritizing alternative strategies for growth
    • Developing robust operations to manage the business at scale
    • Developing investor materials such as business plans and financial models
    • Developing effective talent strategies to recruit, motivate, train, develop and retain staff

If you are interested in being part of the program or have any questions, please contact Pearl Nimusiima – or +256 759 860 627