Westerwelle Young Founders Conference Kigali 2019


Are you looking for investment in the foreseeable future but are not sure whether your startup is investment ready or what this term actually means? Apply now for the Westerwelle Young Founders Conference Kigali 2019 at the Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali and find out.


About the Conference

This year’s Westerwelle Young Founders Conference Kigali focuses on investment readiness. During the two-day conference, startup founders will learn about different types of funding, and what is needed to catch the interest of an investor. They will also learn how to properly set up their internal processes e.g. with regard to cash-flow management and financial budgeting. Coaches will shed more light on the steps that are necessary to become investment ready and international investors will share insights to help understand the language of investors and their requirements. To foster regional exchange and cooperation in East Africa this conference is open for startup founders that have set up their business in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.



We are offering:

  • Workshops by experienced coaches on investment readiness, types of funding and more,
  • an opportunity to meet investors and understand what they are looking for in startups,
  • networking opportunities with other inspiring founders from East Africa,
  • travel grants up to $200.

Please note: Meals during the conference will be taken care off by the Westerwelle Foundation. The participants, however, have to organize accommodation themselves.



We are looking for participants, that:

  • (Co-)founded a startup in East Africa (Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania),
  • Have first market traction,
  • Are looking for more insights into the topic of investment readiness,
  • Plan to raise money in the near future.



May 09th     Get together of participants in the evening

May 10th     First Conference Day

May 11th     Second Conference Day