Richard Zulu

Founder - Outbox

Richard Zulu is the founder and lead at Outbox, an innovation and entrepreneurship support organisation that brings together the capital, knowledge, infrastructure and people necessary to help small and growing businesses to succeed.

He is also the chairperson of Startup Uganda, an association of 28 innovation and entrepreneurship support organisations working together to improve collective capacities, influence, and impact, and to create a more enabling environment for innovators and entrepreneurs.

He is a member of the innovation and BPO Council under the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance.

He has over twelve years of experience in building support systems for startups, software developer communities and small and growing businesses in Uganda.

Through his work, he has supported in the design and management of innovation challenge initiatives with various partners some of whom include Google, NSSF, UNFPA, UNICEF, MTN Uganda, to mention but a few. He is currently supporting a portfolio of over 100 businesses per year to become more competitive and investment ready through the various enterprise development initiatives at Outbox. He is passionate about leveraging human centred design approaches for product design and development.

He is an East African Acumen Fellow 2014 and a US International Visitors Leadership Program Alumni.