Makerere Innovation and Incubation Center (MIIC) is a startup incubator for technology innovations and other creatives aimed at making economic and social impact.

Founded by Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development - Private Sector Development Unit (PSDU) and Makerere University

Building ideas into companies.

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We focus on turning ideas and innovations into businesses through programs that support Analysis, Validation and Launch of viable businesses.



We connect the most innovative launched startups to our investment platform and investor networks for faster growth and business development.


How we do it

  Startup Deal Flow

Startup training and coaching from inception into a launched business in a 6 months business devp't program.

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  Startup Spinlab

Startups benchmark tested practices from insights one-on-one with local business leaders in the ecosystem.

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  Investors Spotlight

Investment bootcamps for startup growth. Pitch to selected investor audiences and opportunities

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Key Process

"Startups in Uganda create new businesses that contribute big to the country's economy.
To continuously achieve this, entrepreneurs need quality programs that guide viability of their ideas, mindsets, management processes, measurable growth and access to capital."

Dr. Peter Ngategize.
National Coordinator, Private Sector Development Unit.
- Board Chairman, MIIC -

Focus Sectors

We nurture startup ideas across major sectors like Agriculture, Edu-Tech, Fin-Tech, Health, Tourism & Hospitality, Transport & Logistics, Software services, Energy among others.

"We are partners of the National ICT Initiatives Support Program (NIISP) by the government of Uganda for startups and innovations in public and private sectors."
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Building what people need and want.

We focus innovation and product development on the most pressing needs/demands to build viable solutions.

Advocationg for sustainability through Innovation.

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Since 2017, we've mentored
over 50 launched startups.
We've funded over 20 startups.
Employed over 100 people
with our startups.





Corporate Partnerships

Our partners go an extra-mile in helping startups connect with industry, offering mentorship and access to growth resources

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New & Press


Innovation Starter Stories: Innovation starts with just an idea that can later be built into a company.

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" Entrepreneurial focused incubators like MIIC offer realistic business development "

Vincet Bagiire, PS Ministry of ICT

" MIIC offers a suitable network for SMEs in emerging markets. "

Naome Cook, Founder VGC Group

" Impressed with the business development support offered to University Innovations. "

Dr Fred Kabi, Makerere University - CAES