Ambrose Kamya, ESTEEM '22 | Safebangle (B2C Digital/Apps)
Describe your company: Safebangle is a social enterprise based in Uganda with a mission to create a world that is free of violence in which women can live without fear by providing easy to use, affordable and trusted personal safety solutions.
Target Industry: Personal Safety Solutions
What is your role in the company, and please list team members' names and their current role in the company: I am the CEO and co-founder in charge of business development. Messach Luminsa is the CTO in charge of product development. Saul Kabali is the COO in charge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
Why did you apply to Race To Revenue? What are you hoping to get out of this experience? I applied to Race To Revenue to get a platform where I can de-risk SafeBangle in the shortest time possible under minimum cost. At the end of Race To Revenue, I expect to have paying customers in Uganda, and a minimum Viable Product ready for testing with Notre Dame University Students in the Fall semester.
Has there been someone who has helped you with your venture so far? Yes. IDEA Center; UN WOMEN; Resilient Africa Network; Response Innovation Lab (Uganda); United Social Venture, Oxford University; Digital Human Rights Lab and Ivy Tech Community College.
What do you want to learn more about, relating to business development in general or your own company/venture specifically? Sustainable Business and Impact Modelling for social enterprises like SafeBangle.
Fun fact: I fear water.