About the Entrepreneurship Program Kigali

The Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali Entrepreneurship Programme (WSHKEP) is a joint initiative launched by Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali and Make-IT in Africa.

The WSHKEP is an acceleration programme supporting Rwandan entrepreneurs, providing them with support in the fields of capacity building, corporate partnership and investment facilitation.

  • What:
    9 months inhouse acceleration programme at the WSHK
  • Who:
    20 start-ups
  • Content:
    Capacity building workshops on entrepreneurship, sales, and fundraising

    Free co-working space and facilities at the Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali and Makerspace

    Access to an international network of entrepreneurs and supporters

    Advisory services for corporate partnerships and investment support

Supported by
GIZ Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit


Access to the desks at the Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali and full access to the makerspace

Expert Sessions

In-depth sessions on relevant topics with high-class experts


Meetups with important players in the local ecosystem and access to the global Westerwelle Foundation network.

Corporate Partnerships

Development of a clear strategy for corporate partnerships and facilitation of networking opportunities

Investment Support

Focus on investment readiness, investment identification and investment networking opportunities

Open Call for Applications

Coming up soon!

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