Tourism Incubator Program

Are you a young entrepreneur or start-up in the tourism and hospitality sector? Apply for the Tourism Incubator Program! 

Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESP), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation under its Hanga Ahazaza program, has launched its fifth call for applications for young hospitality and start-up businesses to join the Tourism Inc. incubator program. Twenty-five applicants will be selected for the program and receive skills-building, seed funding, and access to a co-working space along with information and networking opportunities.  

The tourism and hospitality sector is a significant contributor to Rwanda’s economic development and was among the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With this program, young entrepreneurs and start-ups will have access to support to enable them to bounce back from the effects of COVID and prosper in a post-COVID business environment. 

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria to apply: 

  • Must be a start-up (or have a start-up idea) in the tourism and hospitality sector (or be a supplier to the industry). 
  • Must be between 18 and 35 years of age. 
  • Must be based and operating in Rwanda. 
  • Women entrepreneurs are highly encouraged to apply.  

Apply here.  

ESP provides consulting and strategic advisory services to diverse clients, including governments, businesses, and development partners in Africa. It focuses on supporting innovative models and offers leadership training and entrepreneurial boot camps. ESP aims to enable innovative, scalable, and profitable enterprises to build prosperity.