Startup Grind Kigali is excited to host Ghislain Irakoze and Kevin Shema on a panel focusing on building Recycling and Renewable Tech in Rwanda. Ghislain is the CEO of Wastezon, which is on a mission of leveraging cutting-edge technologies to create a waste-free world. Kevin is the CEO of Umuti, a green enterprise that provides an excellent and safe packaging that the world needs.
About this event
We are excited to host Ghislain Irakoze and Kevin Shema on a panel where we will learn how their respective startups are building recycling and renewable technology in Rwanda.
Ghislain Irakoze is the Founder and CEO of Wastezon, a Rwandan cleantech company that has a vision of creating a waste-free world. Wastezon launched a waste management App and High- tech Smart Waste Bins for efficient waste traceability, sorting, and collection. So far over 400 tons of e-waste have been transacted on our app, diverting over 2000 tons of carbon emissions from ending up in landfills." Ghislain is passionate about solving the Climate-risks by providing innovative mitigation solutions, he thrived at organizing the “Recycle for Environment” Campaign, which involved over 200 students in Waste recycling in partnership with Tunza-Eco-generation Samsung Initiative.
Kevin Shema is CEO of Umuti, a Rwandan green enterprise that provides an excellent and safe packaging that the world needs. Their first product is an eco-friendly paper bag that uses banana & plantain trunks that are left over after harvest.
Learn what it takes to build a circular economy. Learn about Wastezon's recycling tech and Umuti's renewable tech. Most importantly - get to connect with the Kigali community of entrepreneurs, investors, and founders working hard to make the world a better place.
If you're new to the city, our events are a great opportunity to meet in person experts within the local ecosystem.
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Check out what happened
Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM UTC
Welcome & Introduction to Startup Grind and Sponsors
Hear about the new updates for the Chapter
Panel Discussion with Ghislain & Kevin
Learn more about Wastezon and Umuti
Ask Questions to Ghislain and Kevin
Networking & Community Updates
Share who you are, what you are looking for from the community, and how we can connect to help