RAN partnered with The National Association of Student Enterprises (NASE) to host the Entrepreneurs’ “Leap Conference” on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Fairway Hotel – Kampala Uganda. NASE with support from Kingston University, London teamed up with some stakeholders in Uganda including the National Chamber of Commerce, Bank of Uganda (BOU), The Mara Foundation and Makerere University School of Public Health Resilient Africa Network (RAN) to put together a “Leap Conference”. It brought together students and staff from Kingston University, London, Guest entrepreneurs, inspiring speakers, games and simulations, and a unique opportunity to network with a diverse range of young people. This also acted as a springboard for launching two organizations, The National Association of Student Enterprises (NASE) and Teach for Uganda (TFU).
This day-long boot camp was designed to help students and graduates further develop their Entrepreneurial skills. Dwain Reid the Entrepreneurship Project Officer at Kingstone University, London UK moderated the session as he indulged participants in brainstorming sessions on various entrepreneurship themes and further shared his achievements and challenges during his business start-up. He also encouraged the young people not to fear failure as it is just a means to doing things even better.
Dickson Mushabe the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Hostalite encouraged the conference participants to always take care of the way they present themselves to their target audience, “Do all that it takes to make people want to listen to you even before you speak”, he stressed.