Startup Grind Kigali is a local chapter representing the global startup community of 4 million startups in 600 cities and 125 countries worldwide. Our purpose is to give startups the education, opportunities, and access they need to build, grow, and scale their companies. At Startup Grind, we believe in making friends, not contacts; We believe in giving, not taking; We believe in helping others before helping yourself. We feature young startups, entrepreneurs and business founders in the magical city, Kigali.

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Teklehaimanot Embaye

Chapter Director

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About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Tools & Discounts for Startups

Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

Global Conference

Our annual flagship event in Silicon Valley brings together thousands of startup teams, investors and organizations from all over the world.

Join the Startup Membership

This membership gives you free access to networking, events, mentorship, office hours, and other exclusive opportunities curated by Startup Grind HQ.

Past events

Virtual Event (Free)

Startup Office Hours w/ Ryan Smith (Qualtrics/Utah Jazz) + Derek Andersen (SG)

Conference [RSVP/Free]

Startup Summit

Virtual Event (Free)

Revolutionizing Diaspora Connections -The Jebena App Story - with HENOK WELDEMICAEL - PROMO

In-Person Event

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

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