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About Imuka Access

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IMUKA ACCESS has existed since 2017 under Imuka Ventures but later became fully independently registered in 2019.

IMUKA ACCESS is a technology driven social enterprise that facilitates access to affordable financing and business development support to entrepreneurs in Uganda, East Africa and beyond. The aim is to reach out to marginalized entrepreneurs and expose them to business growth opportunities and linkages to financing.

Imuka Access targets early stage businesses that are already generating revenue with potential to grow and scale commercially with impact. We believe in the power of entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth, employment and poverty reduction in developing economies.

What We Do

FOR ENTREPRENEURS: It leverages technology and local capacity to provide convenient access to business growth opportunities, technical business support and financial linkages to actualize your business potential. Entrepreneurs work with Imuka Access because they are looking to improve their business strategies, management practices and want to match up with investors who can help them expand and scale their operations. The primary focus is to facilitate the successful growth, profitability and impact of the business to the community.

FOR FINANCIERS: Imuka Access facilitates direct access to a validated pipeline of investment ready businesses to investors and financiers. The aim is to reduce risk for investors so that they are able to confidently invest in early stage business. It is backed by trained on-the-ground associate business experts who mentor Entrepreneurs to become investment-ready.

FOR ORGANIZATIONS: We help organizations identify and define the strategies, processes, capabilities and metrics required to execute business goals and objectives. We apply our insight and expertise to help an organization achieve its business goals.

Why we are doing this:

Imuka Access seeks toward building the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs whom the economy and job opportunities will grow. We believe that underserved marginalized high growth enterprises can be empowered if given the necessary business support and growth opportunities to help them actualize their business potential.

  • To help more business owners develop the mindset, the tools and skills required to grow and scale their businesses to the next level.
  • To help businesses owners develop a clear direction guide towards actualizing their business goals and dreams
  • For business owners to have documentation required in engaging financiers; bankers, investors

How we differ

  • Companies can grow with us Indefinitely
  • Affordable- Affordable milestone based services with clear deliverables
  • Collaboration- We believe in strategic partnerships, collaboration and synergy in delivering value.
  • Convenience- convenient access to opportunities and personalized support
  • Technology- the use of technology and local capacity



Our Services

Our services accelerate, deepen, and broaden private-sector led collaboration for Sustainable Development.


Business Development Support

  1. BusinessTrainings
  2. Business Plan Development
  3. Financial modelling& planning
  4. Product Development
  5. Mentoring & Coaching
  6. Exposure visits
  7. Business Networking Opportunities
  8. Market Linkages

Pre-investment preparation
support services: Helping early stage businesses prepare to attract financing.

PitchFest Event Series:
expose and link profiled entrepreneurs to affordable financing opportunities.

  1. Sourcing/pipelining of bankable businesses
  2. On-ground Business Validation support services. Initial due diligence activities for financial partners.
  3. PitchFest Event Series: showcase of profiled entrepreneurs seeking financing.

Business Development Support and advisory services Sustainability Business Innovation Modelling: facilitating development of innovative sustainable and inclusive models.

Acceleration As A Service(AAAS) designing and managing entrepreneur business acceleration support programs Support in designing and implementing Investment Readiness programs

  1. To improve and refine their business strategies and practices
  2. To establish business partnerships and collaborations with fellow entrepreneurs
  3. To broaden their business networks
  4. To be Visible to investors for potential investment
  5. To get investor linkages and feedback
  1. Risk reduction due to the Business Development on investees
  2. Origination: Convenient & Reliable Deal Origination platform. Sourcing and pipelining of potential Investments: Optimizing viable investment leads for investors.
  3. Visibility of Investments: Progress visibility of potential investment leads
  4. On-ground Validation support: Access on-ground validation support for initial due diligence activities. Save time and costs involved in the process.
  5. Investment Portfolio: Grow & Diversify Your Investment portfolio
  6. Investment Exit Opportunity : Investment Exit Assured due different investors interested on different thresholds
  1. Sustainable and impactful business models and plans.
  2. Result-oriented business development support programs.
  3. Efficient and cost-effective business support programs.
  4. Experience and expertise in delivering quality business support programs.
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Our Goal

To support over 500 businesses, aid 250 scale-ups in raising over $50 million, and create 2500 sustainable jobs by December 2023

Focus Sectors

  • Commercial agriculture, Agro-processing and Value addition.

  • Renewable Energy and environmental conservation.

  • Information Technology and IT enabled servicesInformation Technology and IT enabled services

  • Tourism opportunities.

  • Healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

  • Education

  • Real Estate, Construction and affordable housing

  • Manufacturing

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