Mr Ivan Mworozi, the chief technical officer of AKIBA, an e-savings platform, celebrates after the company won the Seedstars World competition in Kampala last week. PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA
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During the competition, Akiba, an E-savings platform that aims to transform finance by making it collective, granting tools for practical and transparent management of finances, won 10 business startups to represent Uganda at the global competition in Switzerland next year.
Commenting on the night’s winner, Mr Wayne Cook, one of the judges, and Stanbic Bank’s head of business banking, lauded Akiba’s chief technical officer, Mr Ivan Mworozi, for solving a financial inclusion problem that many people struggle with.