Hi-Innovator is an initiative of Uganda’s National Social Security Fund (NSSF) that has established a start-up fund aimed at identifying and supporting Uganda’s small & growing businesses that have potential for great impact, sustainable and can be scaled.
NSSF, alongside MasterCard Foundation, launched the program on Monday 10 May 2021.The five (5) year Hi-Innovator program, with Outbox as the lead implementation partner, aims to support over 75,000 entrepreneurs and provide them with practical entrepreneurship training to enable them to address gaps in their businesses.
The Programme consists of 2 phases – the first being self-directed online learning via a platform providing foundational business knowledge to entrepreneurs to enable them to address gaps in their businesses. It is open to individuals interested in starting a business or those who have a small and growing business.
The second phase is a six-month business support process where entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to receive funding, technical assistance, business development and market development support to enable them to scale their businesses.