On Saturday May 16, 2018, MUBS Entrepreneurship Innovation and Incubation Centre in Partnership with Kafeero Foundation held the first ever 24 hour innovation express challenge where entrepreneurs were challenged on how fast they can think. A total of 54 young people spent a night at MUBS Main Campus, Nakawa thinking out innovative ideas. Under the theme unemployment, the School is finding solutions on how to create employment opportunities for fresh graduates using technology with minimal resources.
The challenge attracted both students and people in business. The successful event ended with participants pitching their ideas and they got to learn what they need to successfully start a business and sustain it. Kafeero Foundation is an innovative company run by young people who are supporting innovative activities in the country. MUBS chose to work with Kefeero to get young people especially University students to generate ideas that can change the world. According to Ms. Rhema Namutangula, the Focal person MUBS Entrepreneurship Innovation and Incubation Centre, the 24 hour Innovation Express will be a regular event at the Centre to create awareness among students and the general public about the need to address unemployment through generation of ideas that can lead to startups. She explained that Entrepreneurship is largely measured through startups besides other measures like new ideas, new products, risk taking among others.