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Rwanda to host the AMPION Venture Bus EA Conference in October

by Susan Mwenesi
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AMPIONThe AMPION Venture Bus conference will be held in Kigali Rwanda on October 19 this year bringing together (ICT) entrepreneurs, developers to network with the region’s best ICT brains.

At the conference entrepreneurs will also get the opportunity to pitch in front of investors.

The conference will mark the culmination of the inaugural AMPION ICT bus tour that will start es Salaam on October 11 and go through the other East African Community countries.

Douglas Ogeto, the acting country manager of the project, said the venture is expected speed up entrepreneurial potential in the regional bloc and urged ICT innovators and entrepreneurs interested in the tour to apply through the initiative’s website http://www.ampion.org/#!apply-for-venture-bus/c1fvc.

“The main requirement is anyone who is entrepreneurial and is passionate about collaborating on new ideas. We will be having equal representation of male and female. Females are highly encouraged to apply,” Ogeto said.

According to the New Times Rwanda, participants will gather in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from where they will begin the competition and each will pitch their ideas on the bus and form groups to build around the best concepts.

200 entrepreneurs are expected for the five-day trip and this year’s bus trip will have healthcare, energy and education as its main focus for solutions.

The three leading startups in the four buses will be incubated for a year free of charge  by leading African startup incubators.

Last year’s participants were taken through Zimbabwe and South Africa.

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