Uganda: Startups to Get Up to Shs370 Million Funding As Nile Breweries Launches Sustainability Program

Beer company, Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), has launched a social entrepreneurship programme dubbed “100+ Accelerator,” Cohort 2023 aligned towards the promotion of business start-ups committed to sustainability.

The programme, an initiative of the parent company of NBL, AB InBev will offer a funding opportunity of up to US$100,000 (shs 370 million) to successful applicants whose business ideas provide innovative solutions to eight challenge areas, including climate action, inclusive growth, smart agriculture, biodiversity, the circular economy, water stewardship, health, and wellness.

“First launched in 2018, the 100+ Accelerator seeks to assist social entrepreneurs with cutting-edge solutions to problems affecting the globe and supply chains. We support the startups by providing mentoring, funding and opportunities to pilot and scale their ideas within our business and value chain anywhere around the world,” said Adu Rando, Managing Director NBL.

“As a company we have great potential to execute transformational social impact. To us, a future with more cheers is a shared prosperity for our communities for the planet and our company. It is growth that is inclusive and value that is shared and wins for the world that are truly worth celebrating,” he added.

Now in its fifth cohort, the 100+ Accelerator was created as an innovation-driven platform to exponentially fuel the growth of sustainability startups and to help the company reach its sustainability goals for 2025.