#SGWomen: Women Creatives with Makeda Mahadeo (Content Creator/DJ)

May 31, 2018, 3:30 – 7:00 PM

More info coming soon, 34 KN 41 st, Kigali, 00000

May is Startup Grind Female Leaders Month where we will host over 150 women on stages globally. In Kigali we are proud to host Makeda Mahadeo, a Rwandan-Jamaican media personality, DJ & content creator. She has produced & presented popular radio/TV shows and is the 1st female DJ in Rwanda. She is now contributing to a positive, diverse narrative of the heart of Africa through her youtube channel.

In-person event

About this event


May is Startup Grind Female Leaders Month where we will host over 150 women on stages globally. Kigali is hosting a series of 3 events, celebrating female leaders in different sectors.

For our last #SGWomen event, we are proud to host Makeda Mahadeo, a Kigali-based, Rwandan-Jamaican media personality, DJ and content creator.

She produced and presented the popular radio show, The SWiTCH for 5 years, co-anchored and co-produced the groundbreaking breakfast television show "Rise and Shine Rwanda", and holds the honour of being the first female DJ in Rwanda.

Now, with a passion for culture, travel, music and storytelling, Makeda is focused on contributing to a more positive and diverse narrative of the heart of Africa through her Youtube channel, Contact Makeda.

Ways You Can Participate:

Exhibit (Apply Here - applications end May 25th) - A Female Artists exhibition will happen before and after our signature Fireside Chat. This opportunity is available to 10 artists, Apply today!

Listen & Learn - Be inspired by the Pitch session, learn at the Fireside Chat and Q&A, and connect with like-minded professionals. Month after month we consistently deliver impactful events, this one will not disappoint! Go ahead and choose your preferred ticket level. (Purchase Ticket Here)

Spread the Word - This is an effective and valuable chance to share your brand and message with Kigali’s entrepreneurial community at one of Startup Grind’s signature events. Many influential Founders, Professionals, and Investors will be in attendance. We have several opportunities available or we can create a custom one for you. (Connect Here)

About Startup Grind:

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 350 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Our monthly fireside chat provides ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

Check out what happened


  • Makeda Mahadeo

    Contact Makeda

    Content Creator / DJ

  • Joan Mazimhaka

    Illume Creative Studio

    co - Founder



Thursday, May 31, 2018
3:30 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


Networking Food & Drinks
Intro / About #SGWomen
Female Artists Presentation
Fireside Chat with Makeda
Closing Remarks/SG Network Opportunities


  • Teklehaimanot Embaye


    Chapter Director


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