United Social Ventures

Championing United Social Ventures in 2022

Join us in supporting young Ugandan changemakers at the very start of their journeys.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1158935)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice


  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther




Uganda is consistently ranked as one of the youngest and most entrepreneurial countries in the world - almost 30% of young Ugandans are engaged in the early stages of setting up a business. However, there's a bottleneck in the startup pipeline - the "pioneer gap" - highlighted by the national funding gap of $4.87 B (IFC, 2017). This “Pioneer gap” is caused by entrepreneurs never fully committing to their start-up and/or building the models and traction required to attract funding.


United Social Ventures believes the best way to bridge the pioneer gap is to provide a pathway for entrepreneurs to build social start-ups that are ready for, and attractive to, funders. This is achieved through global best-practice trainings - based on a toolkit with 100+ hours of content, grounded in Human Centered Design and Lean Start-Up, as well as 8 years of experience with young entrepreneurs in Uganda - and ongoing low cost advisory support to innovative young entrepreneurs.