KIGALI

20 Jul 2018

Event description

Seedstars World is coming to Kigali

The 10 best startups from Kigali will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Kigali 2018. The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and take part in the regional and global Seedstars Summits that include our tried and tested bootcamp and investor forum. It's a catalytic platform for high growth emerging market startups.

In addition to seeing the top startups pitch, you can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for over $1mn in investment.

Register to attend or apply to pitch below.
You can also submit your application through our partner's platform at VC4A.com

Program

16:00 - 16:15
Arrival and networking
16:15 - 16:25
Kick Off /Welcome Speech
16:25 - 17:25
1st Pitching Session
17:25 - 17:55
Break / Networking / Snacks
17:55 - 18:55
2nd Pitching Session
18:55 - 19:40
Jury deliberation
19:40 - 19:50
Keynote Seedstars Kigali 2017 Winner
19: 50 - 20:00
Announcement of winner
20:00 - 20:30
Lets Celebrate!

Partners

kLab
Westerwelle Startup Haus

Selected Startups

Speakers

Kanamugire Junior

Kanamugire Junior

Founder and Managing Director
PikiWash Ltd.

Jury

Barrett Nash

Barrett Nash

Co-Founder
Safe Motos
Claudia Makadristo

Claudia Makadristo

Regional Manager for Africa
Seedstars World
Tanya Mulamula

Tanya Mulamula

Managing Director
STUDIORED Communications
Crystal Rugege

Crystal Rugege

Director of Strategy & Operations
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Guido von Westerholt

Guido von Westerholt

Programme Manager
Westerwelle Startup Haus
Ephraim Rwamwenge

Ephraim Rwamwenge

CEO
Rwa Business Group

Mentors

Kanamugire Junior

Kanamugire Junior

Founder and Managing Director
PikiWash Ltd.
Violette Uwamutara

Violette Uwamutara

Country Director
Digital Opportunity Trust
Claudia Makadristo

Claudia Makadristo

Associate for Africa
Seedstars World
Rukundo Sebasore Eric

Rukundo Sebasore Eric

Founder -President
Bright Future Cornerstone
Maryam Mgonja

Maryam Mgonja

Associate for East Africa
Seedstars

Venue

The event will take place at Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali.

KG622 Street 4th floor Fairview Building Opposite (Lemigo) Kimihura. Kigali, Rwanda