Country Director, Uganda
Elizabeth (Betty) Nakato earned her B.S in Business Administration from Babson College December of 2013 and moved to Boulder, CO where she spent a year working with a business accelerator program for young entrepreneur from around the globe. She focused on recruiting and partnership building with peer organizations.
Upon completing her contract, Betty moved back home to Uganda, where she spent 6 months working with Work for Life, a non-profit that follows an entrepreneurial curriculum to equip locals that are interested in starting their own businesses with basic business skills to do so. In the fall of 2015, Betty returned to Babson College for an MSM (master of science in management) degree in Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Since then, she has been working with 3 small business in the San Antonio, Texas area, focusing on growth & expansion strategies for one, identifying a viable business model and structure for another, and billing and accounting for the last. An entrepreneur herself, Betty has been one of the founding members of a few small businesses including Uwezo Brands. As an undergraduate at Babson, she championed the start of the Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (BELA) in Uganda.
She serves on the Board of Empower African Children and was recently asked to serve as mentor/advisor for the CAM Tech-Babson Innovation Leadership Fellowship. Betty’s belief in the power of the human potential to thrive and a better world for all fuels her creative spirit. She is an avid believer in the role entrepreneurship can play in leveling the playing field for all.