Rwanda?s first tech Incubator has opened application for Innovative Start-ups companies across Africa to apply for its 2nd Cohort of think Technology Incubator in Rwanda.
It calls on high ?potential, Africa-focused technology companies to apply for the 6-month accelerated program which provides the platform to support exceptional tech startups to develop innovative digital solutions for Africa.
The application is open through 21 February where selected companies will have access to all of think?s resources ,including equity investment from Millicom, structured training, professional coaching, access to Tigo?s technical resources, and support in accessing external investors and customers.
The first successful intake launched in October 2014 saw 150 companies selected from 20 nation accros the region.
The competitive program?is backed by Tigo Rwanda and Millicom and building on the success of the inaugural program, think will select up to five new companies through a competitive selection process. Also, in this second round, think seeks to support exceptional tech startups to develop innovative digital solutions for Africa.
The General Manager of Tigo Rwanda, Tongai Maramba says after the six month incubation period, companies are expected to be in a position to drastically scale their operations and will have the opportunity to pitch for additional investment.
?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.? He added.
Success story from the first Cohort include Dare O. Pius, CEO of Cribpark, an ecommerce design site from Nigeria, and Jean Niyotwagira , CEO of TorQue, who has re-launched his product and secured high-profile clients since joining think?s first cohort.
Innovative Start-ups for Africa can apply at www.think.rw by 21 February