Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs build new platform for creatives in Africa

When Raoul Rugamba, a Rwandan creative, met Rodrigue Fouafou, a Cameroonian angel investor based in Canada, the two quickly connected because they were speaking the same language: How can they build synergies that enable them to tell their own story? That was in mid-September last year at the...

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 8:55am

He left employment to start business, an entrepreneur’s experience

On completing university, Nicholas Peter Lubwama had luck that most graduates do not, on graduating with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication and engineering in 2015, he was hired by a family member to work in an IT company. There his tasks involved repairing computers, desktops as...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:13am

Networking initiative connecting 50m women entrepreneurs to take off in Kigali

A new Pan-African networking platform to connect 50 million African women in business will be launched in Kigali next week during the upcoming Global Gender Summit. This year’s Global Gender Summit, is hosted by the African Development Bank in partnership with the government of Rwanda and...

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 12:06am

Meet Christelle Kwizera, a young entrepreneur striving to eradicate water scarcity

Accessing water is a human right, and as a way of reflecting the fundamental nature of such basics, Christelle Kwizera established Water Access Rwanda, a social enterprise committed to eradicating water scarcity by providing appropriate technologies for durable access to water. A mechanical...

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:09am

Entrepreneurs should make most of Expo

The 21st edition of Rwanda International Trade Fair, commonly known as Expo, opens its doors today. Every year the expo has pulled in many exhibitors and this time they come from 23 countries. Every year there is something new and this time it is no different. There will be no more dipping into...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 8:28pm

Editorial: Local entrepreneurs should make their presence felt in Djibouti

President Paul Kagame was one of the few regional Heads of State who witnessed the commissioning of the Djibouti International Free Trade Zone yesterday. The zone covers an expanse of 48 square kilometres and was built with the help of the Chinese to the tune of $3.5 billion. Djibouti is a very...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:34am

Young innovators compete for Bank of Kigali interest-free loans

Bank of Kigali has announced that 5 outstanding young entrepreneurs are set to receive interest-free loans at the end of a competition dubbed, Urumuri. Urumuri initiative aims at discovering new ideas with potential business men and women to develop and broaden their business concepts. So far...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:02pm

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