Partnering to provide Ugandan SMEs with Business Development Support

Open Capital Advisors, in partnership with Oxfam, is supporting Ugandan businesses with development assistance to grow and raise growth finance. The goal of our partnership is to provide tailored technical assistance to enable growth and increase the number of successful investments in high potential, scalable businesses, leading to financial returns, job creation, livelihood improvement, and opportunities for entrepreneurs to become engines of economic growth in their communities. Businesses that meet the below criteria will receive expert support on a risk-sharing basis to prepare for growth and investment, and access to our network of over 200 investors interested in East Africa.

We seek businesses that meet the following key criteria:

  • Location: Businesses located anywhere in Uganda
  • Sectors: Any sector, excluding primary health care, education, and extractives
  • Minimum two years existence
  • Registered as a for-profit organization
  • The entrepreneur is socially committed and the activities of the business:
    • Have substantial opportunity to scale
    • Generate income and/or employment for the Bottom of the Pyramid, and/or
    • Benefit women, youth, or farmers (or all) and/or
    • Strengthen the market position of suppliers
  • Could benefit from business support to prepare, plan for growth and secure investment. Support may include:
    • Reviewing and prioritizing alternative strategies for growth
    • Developing robust operations to manage the business at scale
    • Developing investor materials such as business plans and financial models
    • Developing effective talent strategies to recruit, motivate, train, develop and retain staff

If you are interested in being part of the program or have any questions, please contact Pearl Nimusiima – [email protected] or +256 759 860 627

About Open Capital Advisors

Open Capital Advisors is an Africa-based company founded in 2010 to help businesses, investors, development partners and the public sector identify opportunities and deliver unique, impactful solutions. To date, we have completed over 500 engagements in over 20 countries in Sub Saharan Africa and helped raise $450M in capital. Our team of over 100, based in Nairobi, Kampala and Lusaka, bring experience from top global firms including the Boston Consulting Group, Credit Suisse, and IFC, as well as local firms including major Kenyan banks, accounting firms, and successful SMEs.

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