Finding Rwanda’s next entrepreneur superstar!
The REAL Business Accelerator (RBA) is an intense week-long opportunity for 10 high-potential Rwandan entrepreneurs to convert a brilliant idea into action and kick-start their business. Educat and our partners will facilitate a professional framework throughout the week, offering various training sessions, coaching, legal advice and budget support, ICT support etc.
To fast-track economic development, boost employment opportunities and spark entrepreneurial mindset in Rwanda.
All of it will take place during the Global Entrepreneurship Week 12-18 November and culminate at the official GEW closing ceremony where the three best “Accelerators” will pitch the businesses to a jury of experts within the field of entrepreneurship. The winner will be rewarded with the REAL_BPR Entrepreneurship Award 2012, including a cash price of 2 million Rwf, 5 months of professional mentorship and office space at the REAL Centre-incubator.The winner will also be the Rwandan candidate at the pan-African start-up competition Meet the Lions in South African in 2013. The REAL Business Accelerator will be an annual event during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international campaign celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity. The week will bring together millions of people across the globe through online and local activities and encourage them to think innovative and unleash their ideas. 2012 is the second year that it is being held in Rwanda, and Educat will participate by delivering the REAL Business Accelerator and a series of presentations in Rwandan universities.
The REAL Business Accelerator will be delivered in partnership with the following organizations: Banque Populaire de Rwanda, KLM, Global Focus, New Times, Ashoka, Education Finder, GROW movement, ThinkImpact, Junior Chamber International, and The Babson-Rwanda Entrepreneurship Center (BREC).