The Smart Cities
SCIP is a 6-month accelerator from June to December 2021 supporting start-ups from Rwanda and other African countries in the fields of Fintech, Mobility, Cleantech & Smart Housing.
Why apply to SCIP?
Access a network of international partners
Start-ups will be supported by international corporate partners, investors and public institutions during the programme.
Get support from dedicated mentors
Start-ups will be advised remotely by a sector-specific mentor and matched with an additional business development mentor.
Pitch during demo-days in Kigali
Start-ups will be invited to pitch their solutions to corporates and investors in Rwanda in September.
Learn from peers in your sector
Start-ups will exchange with their cohort peers in the mobility, housing or fintech sector.
Receive training tailored to your needs
Start-ups will receive trainings based on their identified needs, not a predefined curriculum.
Enter the Smart City ecosystem
Start-ups will gain visibility and support within the growing ecosystem of actors promoting Smart Cities.
Who can apply?
SCIP aims at accelerating start-ups that have:
Operations in one or more African countries
Solutions in Fintech, Mobility, Cleantech & Smart Housing for Smart Cities
Launched their product or service and have customers
Growth and job creation potential
Social and/or environmental impact
A strong and motivated team
You can find the criteria definitions in the FAQ.
How to apply?
To apply to the Smart Cities Innovation Programme, please fill in the application form below before the 23rd of May.
If your application is selected, you will be invited to provide further information about your business and participate in an interview.