The new Tigo-backed “think” incubator in Rwanda has opened applications to startups and developers from Rwanda and the rest of Africa, looking to pick the best five teams for a six-month programme designed to support exceptional startups in developing new and innovative digital solutions.
The first “think”cohort will be based in Kigali, with Tigo will provide the 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 said: “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 African startups bourgeoning from Rwanda.”
Interested developers can apply through the incubator’s website.
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