Rwanda & Uganda Mission 2020

Discover Africa's booming tech start-up scenes in Kigali and Kampala

Join us for our five-day mission from March 24-28, 2020 to Kigali and Kampala. Startups.be, Agoria and Close the Gap join forces to organize their third GoGlobal 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 with giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook all establishing bases within the country. 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 industry.

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 welcome. 

This mission is the third within context of our Digital for Development project. Our last went to Nigeria’s Silicon Lagoon. More information about this mission can be found here.

Be a part of the East African Digital Boom, discovering the leading tech players and startups from Kigali to Kampala

Join us to:

  • Get to know one of the most thriving tech ecosystems in the world
  • 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.
  • Meet some of the key players in the tech industry and start-up community
  • Find local partners…

Dates:

March 24th – 28th 2020             

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll disclose more details about the exciting program!

Pre-registrations now open:

Very interested to join?  Sign up here and we will make sure to contact you again in the fall to confirm your registration.

Questions or not sure if it’s the right event for you?  Contact Frederik Tibau, Director of International Relations at Startups.be: +32 497 25 56 01 or frederik.tibau@startups.be.