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Join Rwanda's foremost incubator program

Are you a young Rwandan entrepreneur or student with an early-stage start-up in the field of education or other social fields? Look no further than SIMcubator. As part of our 2022 cohort, your team will benefit from training, mentoring, and funding – to kickstart your path to success. At the end of the program, one of the teams will be selected as the winner of the final pitch day, securing USD 10,000 in additional prize money for their startup.

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ABOUT SIMCUBATOR RWANDA What can you expect during the bootcamp?


From funding strategy to curating a pitch—our coaches will provide state-of-the-art training


Tap into our global network of experts to kickstart your idea.


Learn how to build and monitor an impact-driven business

ABOUT SIMCUBATOR RWANDA What else can you expect after the bootcamp?


Your team will be assigned an experienced mentor to help guide you to success.


Opportunity to receive funding from some of Rwanda’s biggest investors.


By the end of our incubator, your start-up will be ready for investment.

ABOUT SIMCUBATOR RWANDA What does your journey look like?

Simcubator Rwanda Roadmap

ABOUT NORRSKEN The Norrsken House in Kigali

The bootcamp and the Final Pitch Day will take place at the Norrsken House in Kigali which was opened in 2021. Norrsken built this hub just for startups and created a unique space that you will want to come back to every day. The building consists of repurposed classrooms of the former Ecole Belge, which form the largest co-working space in Kigali. With over 120 companies working on new ideas, there is always something to talk about, and more ideas pop up every day.

ABOUT SIMCUBATOR RWANDA What are the selection criteria?

You are headquartered in Eastern Africa

Preferably, you are located in Rwanda and will be in Rwanda in person during the bootcamp and Final Pitch Day.

You are at a pre-seed stage

You and your startup/idea are at a very early-stage, preferably pre-seed. You do not need to have officially founded the startup yet but need to be able to provide a business model idea. If you are too advanced (i.e., solid prior funding, 8+ full time employees) your application will not be considered.

You aim to have a positive social impact in Rwanda 

You aim to have a positive/social impact with your startup, preferably in the field of education. However, you do not need to be a non-profit organization.

You are either a single founder or have a team already

You do not need to have a team yet, although applicants with a small team are preferred. Teams with at least one woman will be preferred in the selection process.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Selection Criteria & Process


Contact Us


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9000 St Gallen

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