As Rwanda strives towards establishing a knowledge-based economy and achieving its Vision 2020 goals, fostering innovative ICT-based SMEs becomes critically important. kLab (knowledge Lab) is a unique open technology hub in Kigali where students, fresh graduates, entrepreneurs, and innovators come to work on their ideas/projects to turn them into viable business models. The growing kLab community is also made of experienced mentors who provide both technical and business assistance to needy members. At kLab we also host events, workshops, boot camps, hackathons, and networking sessions to promote collaboration/partnerships, investment, and financing.
kLab’s mission is to promote, facilitate and support the development of innovative ICT solutions by nurturing a vivid community of entrepreneurs and mentors.
Insufficient digital skills have proven to be one of Rwanda’s challenges and an urgent one that needs addressing. The rise in the need for digital skills has become more critical following the outbreak of Covid-19 which left most companies and countries struggling to adopt the new normal of conducting business and getting work done.
kLab startups Academy created two programs: Entrepreneurs & Innovators program, Talent program to facilitate acquiring of digital skills by innovators and entrepreneurs, and talents looking to pursue a career in the tech industry.
The Entrepreneurs & Innovators program will focus on providing business skills and capacity building on the business aspects from the ideation stage to the marketable prototype. This program is made for young tech-entrepreneurs who respond to different challenges faced by the community in the technology ecosystem and then come up with solutions that respond to the challenges. These tech entrepreneurs are high school graduates, University students, and young entrepreneurs and innovators.
Why apply to the program?
Market fit prototype
Access to tech incubation (250STARTUPS)
Who can Apply?
Tech Talents/software developers
- Student from high school graduate or TVET or University
Willing to become software developer and Entrepreneurs
Having worked on 1 or more IT projects (i.e., school projects)
Being familiar with programming (i.e., web development or mobile app development)
Deadline: 24th September 2021