Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali

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01 Jan 2024

elcome to Kigali, the cleanest and safest city in Africa.

Kigali is home to roughly 1.29 million inhabitants, of which 60 percent is youth. Strategically located at the heart of the continent, Kigali is the second-largest destination for meetings, events and conferences (MICE) in Africa and therefore a major meeting point for governments, investors and corporations from all over the continent. Kigali is the main economic, cultural and financial hub of Rwanda, serving as the country’s main point of entry and business center.

The startup scene in Kigali is one of the fastest-growing on the continent, with a favorable regulatory framework, a young and innovative population, world-class higher learning institutions, avant-garde environmental policies and entirely digitalized government services. It’s been a privilege to witness the evolution of this ecosystem over the last ten years. From medical supplies delivered by drones to new recycling techniques in construction, innovations from Kigali continue to attract entrepreneurs and investors willing to leave a long-lasting impact.

Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali (WSHK) has become a significant player in this ecosystem. Beyond our coworking space and maker space, WSHK is considered an entry point for investors, entrepreneurial support organizations and new actors coming to Kigali. Our entrepreneurship program provides support to early-stage startups by providing tailor-made workshops, mentorship and advisory services in a variety of sectors. Furthermore, WSHK is known for its conveniently central location next to the Kigali Convention Centre, its multicultural community and its unique networking events.

Startup Guide Kigali offers a unique experience of Kigali, highlighting the resources you need to discover the city. I wish you success in your future projects here and will be more than happy to welcome you to Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali.

Sangwa Rwabuhihi, General Manager
Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali

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