Who We Are

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Passionate Young Social Entrepreneurs

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United Social Ventures Circle

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Systemic & Sustainable Youth-led Change

We believe that social ventures represent the best opportunity for young people to be able to effect systemic changes in their communities, as well as being central to creating a fairer global economy.

And, we believe the biggest roadblock to social ventures’ advancement is not access to finance, but funding readiness. Therefore, we work to support social ventures to build innovative impact and business models, as well as prototypes and user bases, to be ready for funding.

United was founded in 2013 by students from Oxford and Makerere universities. But the story began before this…             Find Out More

Our work can be summarised by three central pillars:

Our Team

Leo Henghes

Founder & Team Lead

Abid Weere Businge

Venture Coach

Phil Orwin

Chair of Trustees

Renee Loades

Treasurer 

Zoe Cuckow

Secretary

Sidney Muhangi

Co-Founder & Trustee

Louis Graham

Co-Founder & Trustee 

Patience Bukirwa

Trustee 

Jessica Falkner

Trustee

Chris Waller

Trustee

Sabina Pasokhy

Trustee

Joshua George

Trustee 

Miles Young

Patron

Warden of New College, Oxford

Dr Eria Hisali

Patron

Principle of CoBAMS, Makerere University

Bamber Gascoigne CBE

Patron

Author & Former Host of University Challenge

Carol Kirabo

Advisor

Investment Principal, Mercy Corps Social Venture Fund

Vicky Clayton

Co-Founder & Advisor

Alexander McLean

Advisor

Founder & Director General, African Prisons Project

Robert Kyeyagalire

Advisor

Manager, PwC

Patrick Proctor

Advisor

Director of Operations, East & West Africa, VSO

Jessie Elisberg

Advisor
Director, Content Development – International Youth Foundation

Esther Kasamba

Legal Advisor

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We do our best to respond to queries quickly. But do follow up if you haven’t heard back within a few days!