The Magic of Kigali: Flourishing Startups, Entrepreneurs & Investors - a chat with Joseph Semafara

Friday, September 15, 2023, 4:00 – 5:30 PM UTC

Join us for the exciting launch of Startup Grind Kigali in the vibrant heart of Rwanda, Kigali City! We are proud to present our inaugural event featuring a captivating fireside chat with Joseph Semafara, a renowned Rwandan Tech Entrepreneur and a Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni.

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event

Rwanda's tech ecosystem is on the rise, and Joseph Semafara, the Founder and CEO of SOLVIT AFRICA, is at the forefront of this transformative journey. With a background in software engineering and a decade of entrepreneurial experience, Joseph is dedicated to elevating Africa's tech landscape, starting with Rwanda.

During this fireside chat, Joseph will share his insights into building SOLVIT AFRICA, a groundbreaking Business Process Outsourcing company in the tech industry. He will also delve into his role as the VP of SHAKA AI, a Knowledge Process Outsourcing company in Artificial Intelligence. Discover how Joseph is passionately working to enhance the skills and capabilities of young Africans, turning them into world-class tech professionals and connecting them with top global companies for employment opportunities.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights, network with like-minded individuals, and be part of the magic that's propelling Kigali's startup ecosystem to new heights. Join us for an evening of inspiration, knowledge-sharing, and networking.

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  • Joseph Semafara





Friday, September 15, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM UTC

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4:00 PMRegistration and welcoming attendees
4:10 PMFireside Chat
4:55 PMNetworking and Refreshment
5:25 PMEvent wrap-up and good night messege


  • Teklehaimanot Yemane

    Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade

    PhD Candidate


  • Teklehaimanot Embaye


    Chapter Director