Are you a tech start-up with an innovative solution? Apply for the Westerwelle Entrepreneurship Program before 15 December 2022

The Westerwelle Start-up Haus invites applicants for the Westerwelle Entrepreneurship Program, a 6-month program for innovative tech startups in Rwanda and Tanzania. Through the program, 30 selected startups will be offered the infrastructure, skills, and networks to advance their tech solutions.

Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • Free 6-month access to workspace at the Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali/Westerwelle Startup Haus Arusha
  • Access to Makerspace / digital fabrication lab and product development support
  • Business and leadership skills training with specialized experts
  • Technical advisory support in legal and financial issues and digital marketing
  • Individual mentoring with investors, business leaders, and industry experts
  • Virtual and in-person meetups with peers and entrepreneurial communities around the world
  • Linkages with East African corporations, investors, and other key players

Interested applicants should fulfil the following to apply:

  • Be passionate about building an innovative high-growth venture addressing a need in a market
  • Have a product built on technology: Internet of Things (IoT)/ Sensoring, Data Analytics/ Intelligence/ AI/ Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Robotics, Drones/Aerial Imagery, Digital Platforms, Blockchain, etc.
  • Have team members that are domain experts with complimentary skills and a track record working as a team
  • Have a solution with a clear business model and scalability of its operations in East Africa
  • Have a product/service that contributes to the achievement of the SDGs (i.e. safe and fair job creation, potential to help underserved or low-income communities, climate mitigation and adaptation)
  • Have women in your management team (executive or non-executive)
  • Have operations based in Rwanda or Tanzania

To apply for the program, visit: Application form