kLab piloting virtual StartupWave programme with 15 startups


Rwandan incubator kLab is looking for 15 startups to join a pilot of its virtual incubation programme StartupWave before rolling out the system on a larger scale in the country.

StartupWave is a new kLab online educational platform that will link startups to mentors and prepare them to meet investors, helping entrepreneurs validate their ideas, learn business modeling, and develop their business plan.

“The StartupWave provides both pre-incubation and incubation services with online and offline support, and there is no need to travel, relocate, or follow a fixed schedule,” kLab said.

“The pre-incubation services are designed for idea to pilot stage startups – anyone with a business idea can access these services for free. The incubation services however are designed to help startups raise investment.”

Interested startups must fill in an application form, and if accepted onto the programme pay RWF30,000 (US$44). Upon completion, RWF15,000 (US$22) will be returned.

Applications must be submitted by February 7.


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