Kigali: 25 Rwanda start up companies of young entrepreneurs to be selected among 120 at Accelerate Academy 2016
This wedneday October 13, 2016 , in Kigali the Accelerate Academy Summit brought together 120 young Rwandan Start up companies in three day workshop in training them with skills in business, marketing and finance to improve their business.
Among around 250 submitted applications ,only Accelerate Academy Summit accepted 120 young entrepreneurs and their companies to attend this year Summit.
Participants of the summit expect to learn, improve their business and hoping to make the cut in last 25 best promising companies to go for next stage.
Emmanuel Ntakirutimana founder of Ubuzima Juice company said to Yeejo.rw that this summit will help me increase my skills and know my business better and If I get selected ,I hope to get funding whereas Erica Uwera whose business is babyroom decoration is to learn from mentors who were selected in first annual accelerate academy and said that this summit will help me network, connect with others and learn from fellows who attended last Accelerate Fellowship.
Justin Zoradi CEO and Founder of These Numbers Have Faces
Speaking with the Justin Zoradi the CEO and Founder of These Numbers have faces said this second annual program Accelerate academy Summit selected 120 young entrepreneurs from Rwanda start up companies to come together in three days and get mentorship in business, finance ,etc from local and international experts and this Friday experts will select 25 best start up companies that will go for the Accelerate Fellowship in next four years where they will have serious training and help them get funding.
We hope to see all these start up companies grow and continue to become changemakers of their community. We also would love to partner with government to help grow this awesome program.He added
Local and International Experts and mentors at the Summit
Last year first annual Accelerate Academy fellowship raised 45 thousand Us Dollar in funding youth start up companies and helped local 12 companies get funding among which top five were headed by women and Yvetter Ishimwe who founded Iriba Clean water delivery was awarded big investment of 10 thousand Us Dollar among others.
The Accelerate Academy recruits, trains, mentors, and invests in the best young entrepreneurs in Rwanda - preparing them to thrive as business leaders.
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Watch Video Day 1 Accelerate Academy Summit 2016