Level Up Your Biz

Background

About Level Up Your Biz Initiative

Many small start-ups barely have enough capacity to make it through the first year successfully.
They also lack funds for communication or advertising their businesses. Following the successful launch and roll out of Level Up Your Business Season 1 in 2021, the initiative supported 6 youth led local SMEs with intensive business skills training sessions, communication, and advertising platforms and the top 3 walked away with momentary support.
MTN Rwanda in partnership with MTN foundation and Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development are looking to support
promising youth-led SMEs/start-ups in Rwanda in MTN Level up Your BIZ initiative.

Benefits
Through a competitive application process, 6 youth-led SMEs/start-ups will be selected to receive:

• A free 3-month accelerator from Inkomoko, including training, assessment, and consulting.
• Communication essentials and advertising platforms from MTN.
• 3 out of the 6 businesses will be selected to receive monetary funding support from MTN.

Application Eligibility

We are looking for youth-led businesses/start-ups, that address a market need in Rwanda.

Your enterprise must meet the following criteria to be considered:

– Must be Rwandan
– Business owner aged 18-30
– Must have digital presence or use e-commerce
– Minimum of 3 employees
– Annual revenue less than 200M Rwf (bank statement)
– Company must have proof of registration for at least 1 year (upload RDB certificate)
– Priority will be given to youth-led businesses that are making a social/environmental impact.
– Female are encouraged to apply
– People with disabilities are encouraged to apply
The deadline of application will be 28th July 2022. Application will be on Inkomoko website.

For any enquiries about Level Up Your Biz initiative, please reach out to this number: 0788358639 or info@inkomoko.com.

To apply in English, click here

To apply in Kinyarwanda, click here