Hanga Pitchfest 2022 for tech-entrepreneurs (Win $50,000)
Deadline: 17 October 2022
Apply now for the Hanga Pitchfest 2022 the largest in-person technology event in Rwanda designed to ignite & inspire innovation.
Hanga Pitchfest is coming back for its second edition, which will be held in December 2022 following a successful inaugural edition that was held in December 2021 where Afruduino Ltd, Second Life Storage, Afri-Farmers Market Ltd, BAG innovation, and Karisimbi Tech Solution emerged as the top 5 companies amongst more than 200 applications.
The Government of Rwanda led by the Ministry of ICT and Innovation and Rwanda Development Board are bringing Hanga Pitchfest 2022. Hanga Pitchfest aims to provide a unique platform to showcase tech-entrepreneurs and creative talents from all over the country and promote the use of technology and innovation in the Rwandan market.
- Winner = $50,000
- First Runner Up = $20000
- Second Runner Up = $15000
- Runner Up (4-5) = $12,500 Each
- Other Prizes to be offered by Partners
- Only tech-enabled startups based and registered in Rwanda allowed to participate.
- The eligibility status granted only for startups less than five years old starting from the registration day.
- Tech startups with market traction encouraged to apply. However startups should not have raised any venture capital except self-sourcing, angel investors, or family and friends.
- Startups that may have received grant funding from other incubator programs or hackathons are eligible
- Only startups with tech-enabled solutions (hardware or software) or with the potential to scale through technology allowed to apply.
- Startups that didn’t make it to the Top 45 last year can reapply.
- During the first round of evaluation, the top startups shortlisted by judges drawn from the startup and investor community scoring the startups based on a number of criteria.
- The second round of evaluation will involve physical pitching sessions to a round of judges in 5 locations around Rwanda.
- The top candidates will then be invited for a Bootcamp in Kigali whereby the top 5 companies will then be selected to pitch at the BK Arena on Dec 10
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