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Rwanda’s Think incubator is calling for tech startups to join its six-month accelerator programme in Kigali. This comes at the back of thefirst in-take of the Millicom and Tigo Rwanda-backed entrepreneurship programme that seeks to support startups developing digital solutions for Africa.
Similar to last year’s in-take the pan-African initiative will select five companies that will have access to investment from Millicom, training, professional coaching, resources and so on. After the six month incubation process companies are expected to have what it takes to scale.
This ability to scale goes hand-in-hand with Millicom’s strategy which seeks to expand across the African continent and Latin America.
Last year, out of the 150 applications we saw Egypt’s Beliaa, Cribpark from Nigeria, PollAfrique from Ghana and Rwanda’s TorQue chosen as the top startups for the programme.
CEO of TorQue Jean Niyotwagira who has re-launched his product and secured high-profile clients since joining Think’s first cohort expressed: “Think provided a perfect opportunity to develop our business further. We have made tremendous progress here, and we are more determined than ever.”
Tongai Maramba, General Manager, Tigo Rwanda said: “We are excited to welcome the 2nd cohort of entrepreneurs at Think. The first batch of talents at Think has set the bar high. We are looking forward to meeting the next cohort of tech entrepreneurs who are leading digital innovation for Africa, and seeing them reach similar success at Think.”
The application is open through 21 February to any early stage technology company with the potential to scale across Africa. Click here for more details.