ThinVoid at PIVOT East 2014

This blog post should have come out weeks ago. But we were caught up trying to re-harness our energy, taking charge of what we had already started and returning to the drawing board to add a few more vital points that we had picked up over those couple of days we had at PIVOT East conference.

There’s a storm brewing in the ThinVoid kitchen. A rather large storm; we got a little caught up stirring the pots, slicing and dicing. We had not forgotten to keep our lovely followers in the loop of all that’s happening and what is to come. And that is why I stepped out of the kitchen for a little while to share some of our most recent achievements as ThinVoid; being named one of the top five finalists in the Enterprise category for our amazing product “Tambula” at the Pivot East Competition.

PIVOT East is an East African mobile start-up pitching competition. An m:lab East Africa initiative aimed at converging start-up entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and potential partners like international corporates and government representatives all within one space. East African start-up entrepreneurs can do more than just dream of implementation and/or furthering the reach of their mobile application ideas and business models. They now have a platform that they could use as their very own megaphone to get their products into the “public-sphere”.

But PIVOT East is far more than just a two day conference through which various East African start-ups get their moment in the spotlight. It’s more than just a competition that facilitates the discovery of the next big thing in East African mobile application development. It is more than pitching your ideas to a panel of judges in hopes of winning the amazing prize of $10,000 that could turn your start-up company around.

PIVOT East goes that extra mile in connecting start-up entrepreneurs with mentors in the varied mobile categories of Enterprise, Entertainment, Finance, Society and Utility. Throughout the numerous weeks before the final conference itself, m:lab was in touch with each of the finalists, sharing vital information and knowledge with regards on how best to write and improve a business model, how to pitch your ideas and products, skills that most entrepreneurs often only receive and nurture with repeated fails. We were fortunate enough to attend a number of seminars that shed a lot of light on the business side of starting up a company and opened our eyes

The conference itself that was held on the 24th– 25th June at the Panari Hotel had a number of panel discussions dubbed “fireside chats” that tackled topics that were of great and significant benefit to us.

Even though ThinVoid did not return with the ultimate prize, we left with our minds buzzing and our brain wheels turning with everything we received and a deal of satisfaction for the name we managed to create for ourselves in a different market. We’re certainly pleased about all the potential partners and clients, mentors and friends that we connected with while in Nairobi.

We like to believe that we have become much better individuals and a far more knowledgeable company after the PIVOT East conference. As I return to the kitchen to all the dicing and spicing, I will leave you with this;

ThinVoid is a rising star.

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Many thanks to the m:lab team in Nairobi for opening their doors to us and making us feel at home.











ThinVoid; Bridging the gap


Who we are;

ThinVoid (U) Ltd is a company registered in the republic of Uganda with a vision of becoming one of the greatest contributors to technology not only in Uganda but the entire world. We consider ourselves a disruptive technology company employing cutting edge solutions based on global standards while having a critical understanding of our local environment, markets and tech-space. We typify global solutions to local problems.

As ThinVoid (U) Ltd, we work through the empty technology void, that currently spans our technology space, and use our technical and creative abilities to provide creative-tech solutions. Whether it’s automating payment systems using local mobile currency platforms, or integrating marketing functions across the broad technology spectrum or even tracking systems that embody awareness, ease and pragmatic functionality, we deliver.


We believe in partnerships; we believe in people. We believe in aiding more people accomplish their own business’ goals by creating simple solutions to pressing issues. That’s why our mission is to create and manage partnerships that grow our partners – and us in the process. We do this through integrating technology to bring new business frontiers for our partners and a new world of experience for our clients – and our clients’ clients.

We ensure to research, design, develop and deploy technologies to meet challenges faced by communities and businesses. The challenges that we address are not specific to individuals or particular businesses but are common to groups or individuals (communities) and sets of businesses. This way the technology that we develop is of cutting edge standards and can be adopted into various systems.

Thin Void ltd was incorporated on August 22nd, 2011 in Kampala, Uganda and has since grown to be a leading disruptive solutions provider in Africa. The team is composed of talented, forward thinking and highly enthusiastic individuals with a diverse set of skills and are ready to take on any challenge. Members of our team are noted key personalities in Kampala’s growing tech industry and have, over the past few years, been nominated for several prestigious product development and innovation awards. Through collaborations with local and international partners, ThinVoid is continuously augmenting a vast set of skills and has developed a network that includes the very best in the business.