Musasizi empowers others to innovate and succeed in IT
Through innovation, Timothy Karubanga Musasizi has managed to break all chains to thrive in both business and technology, which he dreams of sharing with the communities in which he lives.
Now 32, MK Timothy – as his peers affectionately call him – envisions a community full of innovators, new ideas in technology and others who would make a difference in life.
Through his multi-million dollar IT company, Tim Tech Technologies, MK Timothy has provided several university graduates with experience and innovative skills.
“We had a small structure to accommodate fellow graduates, but with limited opportunities to make their dreams come true,” he says.
Through innovation, the company has stood the test of time, achieving several innovations that have facilitated business transactions and improved the lives of others.
Today, he has taken on the responsibility of helping even more young people “succeed in life” by giving them a platform where they can innovate, express themselves, try and achieve their dreams.
Musasizi believes that the open technology center he leads in Seguku will help several young people to discover their potential in different fields of innovation.
The center attracts approximately 30 to 50 young men and women. It is run on a probono basis, to facilitate innovation while others discover their different talents and skills.
“We want to share what little we have with communities and influence those we can to change their lives,” he says.
Fully equipped with computers, internet and the latest technology, the center attracts both young people in school and those who have dropped out of school.
It is from these centers that Homeduuka, a successful online business, was created. Technology has been a key business driver, deepening the country’s monetary and food economy.
Today, Tim Tech Consult helps companies across Africa with ongoing contracts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Zambia. It also has an IT Guru in the Philippines who facilitates an all-time inter and intra-connect link with different private and public sector clients and entities.
Born into a humble family of coffee farmers 32 years ago in Mbale, Timothy Karubanga Musasizi received a basic elementary education in eastern Uganda, where he would find time to peddle baked goods and other produce simple edibles. This work forged his business acumen.
Soon after graduating from high school, Musasizi started a grain-selling business in DR Congo, where he found a Japanese friend, Kenji Ekuan, who was an industrial designer. The two traveled to Japan together, where Musasizi had the opportunity to study communications engineering.
It was from Japan that Musasizi started Tem Tech Consults in 2008, before moving to Uganda in 2010. The same year, Musasizi secured a $12 million commercial contract with a Congolese company that never allowed him to watch backward.
It was through his professional credentials that Tim Tech established working relationships in Zambia and Angola to provide his IT expertise that would bring business into the homes of consumers.