Startup Festival

Are you a startup operating in the Commonwealth member state? Apply for the Kigali Startup Festival before 6 June 2022 

The Commonwealth Youth Forum invites applicants to the Kigali Startup Festival. The festival celebrates the innovation, entrepreneurship, drive, and contributions of Commonwealth youth to addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Selected participants will be sponsored to pitch their innovations for cash prizes at the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Forum, taking place from June 19 – 21, 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda.  

Participants will have the opportunity to compete for the following awards: 

  • Champions of Inter-Trade – Export promotion 
  • Pioneers of Agricultural Innovation – Agricultural productivity 
  • Green Innovation Guru – Addressing circular and climate change issues 
  • Digital Geeks – Leveraging digital technologies to address daily-life challenges 

Interested applicants must fulfill the following criteria to apply: 

  • Be aged 18 to 29 years 
  • Be a citizen of the Commonwealth member state 
  • Have a valid legal proof of business or project ownership 

To participate in the festival, visit Applications