Join us for our five-day mission from October 11-16 , 2021 to Kigali and Kampala. Startups.be, Agoria and Close the Gap join forces to organize their third Go Global mission to discover Africa’s booming tech scenes. This mission offers you a chance to mingle and collaborate with local business leaders and entrepreneurs who know best what Rwanda and Uganda have to offer for the future of tech development in Africa as well as on a global scale.
Nicknamed the Singapore of Africa, with a capital city hailed as being the “tech hub of Africa” Rwanda’s growing reputation for development in the world of digital has come on leaps and bounds over the last decade. According to the World Bank’s 2018 Ease of Doing Business Index, Rwanda has risen above countries like Italy, Belgium, and Israel to become the 41st most business-friendly nation on earth.
Which is why we believe in the importance of being on ground zero to hear the latest from local entrepreneurs and tech visionaries. Alongside this, the mission will branch out to neighboring Uganda, visiting the country’s capital Kampala, known throughout the continent for its leading role within telecommunications as well as a whole host of impressive startups and exciting new industries.
The objective of this Rwanda/Uganda mission is to create potential partnerships and raise awareness about Digital for Development opportunities. The focus is on startups and scale-ups in AI, IoT, fintech, agritech, cleantech, healthtech, edutech, etc. But, actors from cooperation development, non-profit associations, academics, and corporates are also very welcome.
- Meet some of the key players in the tech industry and start-up community
- Mingle with fellow entrepreneurs from Rwanda and Uganda as well as getting to know the needs of the locals
- Learn about the opportunities that arise in East Africa, how to do business there and validate your idea with local entrepreneurs and investors in an interactive setting.
- Discover the mindset of the Rwandan governement and people: how they embrace technology and how they maximize and amplify technology for the better of the country.
- Find local partners