Startup 3.0

The Startup 3.0 programs provide an applied, directional knowledge base with a proprietary mechanism that rapidly improves startups’ intellectual, network, financial, and core capacities. The participating young startup founders (18-32 years of age) are expected to acquire understanding and skills that help build value generating startup ventures, identify and deploy the vital skills and networks, and apply methodic startup development steps that accelerate business evolution (pivots), market entry, and growth. With the newly acquired competencies, the early-stage startups have the opportunity to quickly transition into the implementation phase moving from prototype stage to application development and launch.

The Startup 3.0 helps position the startup teams toward long-term growth, with improvements in their development, business, and operational models. The process also estimates the true funding needs, explore funding mechanisms, and establish the funding likelihood – all based on individual startup realities. Five startups with the most promising and scalable solutions are rewarded with seed funding to continue the development.



H.E. Jean Philbert Nsengimana
Minister of Youth and ICT
Republic of Rwanda
Startup 3.0S

Ronald Tagoe
Startup Founder
Startup 3.0S

Clement Uwajeneza
Managing Director
Startup 3.0S

Latest Startup 3.0 Program

Startup 3.0S - Transform Africa

Fall 2013 – Kigali, Rwanda

Startup 3.0S program in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda proved to be a major success. A talented group of high-potential young entrepreneurs from 10 African countries was selected to work collaboratively in perfecting, vetting, and validating their socially responsible and high-growth tech-startup businesses and concepts. Browse Programs


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