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Fintech Incubation Programme: Funding Opportunity for Fintech Startups in Rwanda

Co-creation Hub, in collaboration with Google, Mojaloop Foundation, and the government of Rwanda, launched the Fintech Innovation Program on Saturday, the 11th of December at the Hanga Pitchfest 2021. It is one of the initiatives designed to accelerate Rwandaโ€™s digital transformation in order to drive inclusive economic development by leveraging technology as well as fostering a pan-African innovation ecosystem.

As part of this project, CcHUB will be supporting early-stage fintech startups and innovators (with at least an MVP) through an incubation program. There will be two cohorts of 15 startups over the course of the year, with a $10,000 grant to each selected company. 

In addition to the support and access to Mojaloop and Google resources, the incubation programme will create the opportunity for selected companies to receive further investment through the project partnersโ€™ investor networks.  

The call for application opened in December and will be closing on the 20th of January. Eligible startups can apply here : http://bit.ly/FIP-incubation 

To provide potential applicants with more information about the programme there would be an information session on Friday,ย the 14th of January, 2022 by 2 pm CAT, kindly click here to register to be part of it.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The startup must be headquartered and/or operating  in Rwanda.
  • An already launched product in the market or at least an MVP
  • A registered business that has been in  operation (since launch date) for at least 6 months
  • At least one full time and dedicated founder