kLab provides an open space for IT entrepreneurs to collaborate and innovate in Kigali, Rwanda

kLab, ICT Park, 6th Floor
Boulevard de l'Umuganda, Kacyiru
April 05th, 2015

kLab is very pleased to host the STARTUPWAVE bootcamp in association with GIZ and Intellecap, an initiative to capture the hearts and minds of everyone interested in entrepreneurship advice, mentorship, business/startup support and access to funding.
With 15 selected entrepreneurs, six mentors with extensive business experience from Rwanda and India, key players from the IT to the finance industry, the STARTUPWAVE bootcamp will be the most vibrant location for IT professionals in the heart of Kigali and foster true innovation.

STARTUPWAVE is a virtual incubation platform that has been built and conceptualized by Intellecap in India in partnership with DFID on ... Read more comment(s)

April 03rd, 2015

Every entrepreneur I know has their favorite excuse for a previous failure – an investor backed out,the banks are not giving loans to entrepreneurs,there is no money in the country. These things outside your control do happen, but based on my years of experience as a serial entrepreneur who failed with 17 startups, I still see too many common failure causes,i did myself that are inside the entrepreneur decision realm.

I certainly agree that starting a business is fraught with risk, and none of us get it all right the first time. It’s important to learn from your own mistakes, but ... Read more comment(s)

February 28th, 2015

Why do a few entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, seem to have come up with all the real innovations, while the majority of business leaders seem stuck in the rut of linear thinking? I have always wondered if innovation required some rare gene mutation, or whether I might be missing a simple formula for unlocking the ability in any intelligent business person to innovate.

While searching for an answer, I was excited by a new book, “The 4 Lenses of Innovation,” from Rowan Gibson, one of the most recognized thought leaders in business innovation. According to Gibson, you don’t ... Read more comment(s)

January 29th, 2015

kLab is currently looking for the first 15 startups to join the new StartupWave platform pilot before rolling out the system on a larger scale in Rwanda. StartupWave is a NEW kLab online educational platform that will link startups to mentors and prepare them to meet investors. It will help validate your startup ideas, learn business modeling, get mentored and develop your business plan. With its 7 stage process, it allows you to join in with your startup or idea at whatever stage it is – by providing advice, mentorship, business support and the chance for the access to funding ... Read more comment(s)

December 30th, 2014

I was recently talking to a CEO of a business I was trying to pitch our services to and he told me a story that was an important lesson to my company’s direction.

The CEO in question is an educated and seasoned businessman who also knows what they want from every endeavor they take part in. The story concerned their dealing with a software startup. The startup that was working on a custom application for the client refused to adhere to the specifications and the final product looked nothing like the expected product.

The moral of this story is ... Read more comment(s)