The Smart Cities
SCIP is a dedicated accelerator 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.