October 16th,2015

The Ampion Venture Bus is back in 2015! After kicking this year off with two successful tours in Morocco and West Africa in September, AMPION will soon be headed your way as the Venture Bus is approaching East Africa. We’ll have the privilege of welcoming 40 outstanding, rising entrepreneurs from all over the continent, who will be building a venture in seven days on the bus. This year we’ll travel through Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, finally finishing in Rwanda where we visit the Transform Africa Summit 2015 in Kigali. The AMPION Venture Bus East Africa was made possible by the support of Merck, Microsoft and GIZ on behalf of BMZ.
On Sunday, October 18th, on day 6 of the Venture Bus tour, we arrive at our final destination in Kigali. On this day we throw our Ampioneers to the lions one day before the final event at the Transform Africa Summit. These lions, really our international expert mentor team, will scrutinize our teams for the last time during their presentations at the Final Pitch Event.The temperature is rising and our lions will show no mercy. All to help our teams prepare for the final event!
The event starts at 18:00 and will take place at kLab. We would like to invite you to join us when the Ampioneers present their business models. You are also invited to the official AMPION After-Pitch Party at The Office in Kigali. The party starts around 21:00. We hope that you will honor us with your presence on this special occasion.
October 13th,2015

Take advantage of having your startup counseled by Industrial and Graphic Design Expert

Malte Koslowski in October and November free of charge. Boost your startups capacity in crucial areas like Conceptional Design, Branding, Usability and other subjects of your individual needs.

Please fill out this form

Applications are welcome until 18th of October.

If chosen, you will be informed next week on how and when to access. For more Information about the Expert and References visit maltekoslowski.com.

September 28th,2015

Technical Associate

Location-Kigali, Rwanda

MeshPower is an exciting start­up from the UK, dedicated to bringing electricity services to rural communities living off­grid. We use smart, internet connected solar micro­grids to supply services ranging from lighting and phone charging, to TVs and more. We are scaling up our presence in Rwanda and need driven individuals to join and shape our Rwandan operations team.

To apply please email your CV to:recruitment@meshpower.co.rw, along with an essay describing the benefits that electrification can bring to off­grid communities (maximum 300 words).

Responsibilities

Organising the engineering office. This includes:


  • Prioritising technical problems and arranging suitable technical visits.

  • Working as part of the Engineering teams.

  • Keeping up to date and precise logs of site visits and system faults.

  • Organising product launches and field tests.

  • Compile technical reports and maintain good communication with the global headquarters.

  • Assist with the technical supervision of business model experiments.
  • Required skills


  • Highly proficient in both verbal and written English.

  • Good typing speed and high competency with word processing and spreadsheet programs (familiarity with Google's suite of online office products is a plus).

  • Organised and conscientious.

  • University graduate with a technical background.

  • Experience with using the Linux operating system (ideally it should be the applicant's primary OS of choice).
  • Desirable skills


  • Knowledge of IT networking tools.

  • Experience with the python programming language.

  • Sense of humour
  • Remuneration


  • The salary will be competitive and commensurate with the applicant’s level of experience.