Bringing new digital solutions to Rwanda

Tongai Maramba, GM Tigo Rwanda, and Hans-Holger Albrecht at the launch of think in Kigali, March 2014

Millicom’s tech incubator in Rwanda is designed to develop new digital solutions for Africa.

We want it to develop innovative and scalable businesses in which Millicom will take an equity stake.

The incubator, called “think”, was unveiled in March 2014 and is located in a purpose-built facility in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali.

It will become the base from which a small number of high potential entrepreneurs will be selected by a competitive selection process.

Millicom will provide these entrepreneurs with seed financing, structured training and coaching programmes, access to Tigo technical resources for product testing and trials and support in accessing outside investors and customers.  

Think was launched at an event in Kigali by Jean-Philbert Nsengimana, Rwanda's Minister for ICT and Hans-Holger Albrecht, the President and CEO of Millicom.

At the launch, Hans-Holger Albrecht said “Rwanda is a great place to do business. We know it has some extraordinary local talent whose skills and ingenuity we want to support. We are looking to driving the digital revolution with talented youth in all our Tigo operations in Africa.”    

Tongai Maramba, General Manager at Tigo Rwanda, joined CNBC Africa to discuss the new investment. Click here to watch the interview.

The tech incubator was recently featured on Forbes online.  Click here to view the article.

Click here for the "think" website