We are Dbuntu, and this is our story...
Alvin Mbabazi and Brent Mandelkorn grew up 8,000 miles apart, but were randomly assigned as roomates at Trinity Univeristy, with two things in common: They both wanted to start a business, and they both live and
breathe technology design, and human development.
In the summer of 2016, the two roomates, travelled to Uganda, with big dreams to disrupt Uganda's Agriculture Industry with modern methods and technology. While there, they after spent time working with farmers, to better understand the market dynamics, the challenges faced.
Upon their return to the US, Alvin & Brent hit the capital development circuit and raised $13,500 from the Trinity University Stumberg Venture, and TCU Values & Ventures competitions in 2017. The team then entered into a Startup Accelerator Program to expand the team, and to bring their dream to life.
After graduation in May 2018, Alvin moved to Uganda full-time to lead the vision and direction of Dbuntu on ground. In July 2018, Dbuntu began beta testing their first solution in the market, as Data for Cattle
was implemented on a select focus group of early-adopter farmers.
In Febuary 2019, a comprehensive solution that has solves the identified problems faced by farmers in Uganda was complete. The team began to set its focus on finding the product-market fit and building out a profitable business model based on fundamentals and sustainability.
"Ubuntu gives you people, people lead you to prosperity."
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Advisor, Products & Innovation
Advisor, African Development
Advisor, Capital Development
Advisor, Agribusiness Network
Advisor, Intellectual Property
Advisor, Business Strategy
Advisor, International Business
Advisor, Operations Strategy