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Think incubator in Rwanda

 

With increased number of Technology Hubs and Incubators in several countries in Africa,the continent is no doubt fast becoming the home for Technology start-ups promoting Technology Entrepreneurship in Africa.The latest of such initiative is called think based in Kigali,Rwanda.

Think,the newly established tech incubator in Kigali announced recently  the call for applications to technology entrepreneurs in Rwanda and Africa.Selected incubates will undergo a six-month program designed to support exceptional undertakers and start-ups to develop new and innovative digital solutions.
This Tigo and Millicom incubator is 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.

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 start-ups burgeoning from Rwanda.”

 

 

 

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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