• EIMA Delegation
    EIMA Delegation
    A Delegation of EAEA Members involved in Agribusiness at the Italian Embassy in Kampala. They were sent off by H.E. Domenico Fornara
  • EAC Intellectual Property Workshop
    EAC Intellectual Property Workshop
    Workshop to Validate the Draft Report for the EAC Regional Policy for Science Technology and Innovation and Intellectual Property on 24th-25th September 2018 at Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Uganda-DRC Business Forum
    Uganda-DRC Business Forum
    The 7th Session of Uganda-DRC Joint Permanent Commission Senior officials meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Meera conference hall. Strengthen cooperation between Uganda and DRC.
  • COMESA Competition Commission Training
    COMESA Competition Commission Training
    Sensitization And Training Of District Commercial Officers And Private Sector Umbrella Organizations On Competition Law And Practices At Ridar Hotel-Uganda 27th -28th September 2018
  • EAEA agri-business Members who attended the National Ploughing Championship, Dublin, Ireland 2018
  • Members of EAEA at a press meeting at the Irish Embassy in Kampala
  • A Delegation of EAEA Members at the Irish Embassy Kampala, before they set off to Ireland to attend the National Ploughing Championship
  • Ensuring that Entrepreneurs’ Interactions with national, regional & international organizations are mutually beneficial (Win-Win strategy).
  • Enhancing Skilled Human Capacity Development
  • We work to support the EAC economic, political, social and cultural integration
  • Promotion and development of markets both locally, regionally and internationally
  • Advocating for the rights of Entrepreneurs at all relevant national & regional fora, this includes but not be limited to: i) Government Ministries, departments and Authorities ii) Non-governmental organizations. iii) Councils and Municipalities iv) Any other relevant local, regional and international fora.
  • Encouraging the development of infrastructure (factory shells, incubation centers e.t.c) for the promotion of Entrepreneurs activities

Fostering Sustainable Innovation in the Green and Blue Economy Sectors: STARTUP10 Project

The STARTUP10 Project, implemented by East Africa Entrepreneurs Association – Incubator and Innovation Center (EAEA-IIC) in partnership of  CIHEAM Bari in Italy, stands at the forefront of a pioneering initiative dedicated to training and fortifying entrepreneurial capabilities for sustainable innovation in the “Green” and “Blue” Economy Sectors. Operating across 10 partner countries through Italian cooperation, the project’s overarching goals include empowering young graduates in these sectors, enhancing managerial skills, consolidating local start-ups in Agri-food, green, and blue economies, and fostering collaborative ventures between local enterprises and Italian SMEs. In a strategic collaboration with the International Trade Agency (ITA), the project also prioritizes training technicians in applied high technology for agriculture.

Anticipating a multitude of outcomes, the project envisions the strengthening of business incubators, empowerment of local startups, facilitation of collaborations among diverse stakeholders, training of young graduates in crucial sustainable development areas, and technical training in high technology applied to agriculture.

Recent activities under the STARTUP10 Project included targeted training sessions for focal point and incubator managers conducted by CIHEAM Bari. Mr. Tony Wamala, serving as the National Focal Point Manager for Uganda and Director of Business Development Services at the East Africa Entrepreneurs Association, played a key role in representing the association.

The inaugural activity, Activity 1.1, witnessed the implementation of a management training course involving 22 Focal Country managers of local incubators, with an additional 50 managers participating remotely. Conducted via Zoom from November 27 to November 30, 2023, the training engaged both physical and remote participants and concluded at 5:00 pm EAT on November 30, 2023.

Post-training, the East Africa Entrepreneurs Association (EAEA) extends an invitation for participation from individuals or organizations with innovative ideas or projects in the green or blue economies. Interested parties are encouraged to fill out the form provided below:


EAEA emphasizes the crucial role of community involvement for the success of the STARTUP10 Project. The commitment of participants is recognized as instrumental in achieving the project’s objectives, and their valuable contributions are eagerly anticipated for the collective advancement of sustainable innovation in the targeted sectors.


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