The newly established tech incubator in Kigali Think, announced today through its website, the call for applications to technology entrepreneurs in Rwanda and Africa.
Successful applicants will undergo a six-month program designed to support exceptional undertakers and startups to develop new and innovative digital solutions.
Tigo and Millicom incubator, called “think”, located in a purpose-built facility in Gasabo district, City of Kigali will be the base from which up to five applicants/teams with higher potential will be selected by a competitive selection process; application details are available on think website.
The first think cohort will be based in Kigali, Rwanda. Tigo will provide these entrepreneurs with seed financing, structured training and coaching programmes, access to Tigo technical resources for product testing and trials and support in accessing outside investors and customers.
Tigo Rwanda General Manager, Tongai Maramba said:
“We are excited to welcome the first batch of talented entrepreneurs at think. We are calling on tech entrepreneurs across the continent with solid ideas for digital innovation for Africa. Tigo is looking forward to invest in their skills and ingenuity.”
Rwanda’s Minister for Youth and ICT, Jean-Philbert Nsengimana commented:
“Rwanda is becoming a hub for technology innovations, and think is a great addition to our vibrant ecosystem. We cannot wait to see the next Africa startups bourgeoning from Rwanda.”
The Think Advantage
- an opportunity to work with a well-known ITC corporate and the Tigo brand that operates across Africa and Latin America
- an opportunity to fast-track the launch of innovative products and services
- free and modern office space with fast broadband access for 6 months
- a growing network of partners, fellow entrepreneurs, business leaders
- direct access to international markets for ambitious entrepreneurs
- 15,000 USD living stipend in exchange for 10% equity
- opportunity for additional financing at the end of the incubation program
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