Launch of Entrepreneur’s Guide to Investment Rwanda

The Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative ‘Make-IT in Africa’, a project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is launching the Rwanda Investment Guide on the 30th of March 2020. The webinar will mainly focus on the importance of the guide to Entrepreneurs and also highlight its key content.

The guide illustrates different elements that lead towards making sure you are ready for investment as an Entrepreneur. The guide offers a comprehensive overview of funding instruments and investor types. One key highlight is the advantages and disadvantages of the different funding instruments. This supports entrepreneurs to look for the right type of investor which are presented with additional information on typical funding sizes and the non-funding services they provide.
This is followed by the heart of the guide, the chapter on how to raise capital. Broken down into single steps, entrepreneurs can seek information about the full fundraising process including pitching guidelines. Further, this includes an overview of documents that different types of funders will expect, the typical phase at which to approach each type of investor, and what to expect in interactions with the investors.

The guide concludes with insights on the Rwandan highlights of the technology entrepreneurship ecosystem in Rwanda and an investors directory.

The guide will be available digitally for free download on this Link. {link to be provided}
Make-IT in Africa highlights the importance of supporting Entrepreneurs by using various initiatives such as joint acceleration programs, mentoring and obviously investor matchmakings. It is important for young startups to survive beyond the early stage and hence the importance for the guide in preparing entrepreneurs in Rwanda towards that.

Similar guides have been launched in other countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia. They are proving to be fundamental in a startup’s development towards raising funding. This Guide and launch is targeting Rwandan technology Entrepreneurs.

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