Rwanda Build Program (RWBuild)
The Rwanda Build Program Vision & Objectives (the Goals)
To help Rwandan tech startups build a culture of software development that produces a finished product.
Support Entrepreneurism and Software Development in Rwanda.
Analyzing opportunities for tech startups and their projects in Rwanda, there is an extremely high failure rate. The goal of this program is to help change that by introducing better development processes and building a better culture of software development.
The primary objective of the Rwanda Build Program is to help Rwandan Tech Startups produce and publish their product as they build a positive and productive culture of software development.
The key and most important aspect of reaching this objective is to build a better development culture by introducing better process and stability. This program does not focus on education or coding support, but to take functional teams of Rwandan developers and help with process and structure to build that culture which can produce. From 4 years of mentoring at kLab, Rob Rickard of Common World Inc. found that Rwandan entrepreneurs are: educated, have coding skills & knowledge, and have passion & drive. However, they lack discipline, process, and experience that any tech entrepreneur needs.
As with any industry and with any artists or artisans, there is a ‘culture’ of developing something. There are best practices and processes. ‘Follow-through’ and the ability to produce a finished product, is not easily educated. It needs to be experienced.
This program is that experience..
Program Introduction: Rwanda Build Program - For Members 2018.pdf
Events are open to the public and help for Kigali developers and entrepreneurs.
The New Times featured us in an article: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/222237
Join The Rwanda Build Program
RWBuild is a three to six months pilot program that will introduce a Development Process and Project Management. Teams that are part of this program will be required to implement the process and be present for a weekly schedule. There is no cost for this program. There is no promise of funding for this program. However, we do have funding options for startups available.
If you are interested in this program, fully read the Program Introduction pdf. If you and your team fit the requirements, please send an email with the below information to: RWBuild@commonworldinc.com Subject: Rwanda Build Program
Note - RWBuild is currently reviewing teams for the for an April/May 2018 intake. We have limited available space and capacity. We have limited funding.
- Quick introduction about team leader - Personal Intro (5 sentences or less)
- Personal Tech Background (keep list short)
- Personal Interests & Family (keep it short)
- Personal Future Dreams (list 5 in order)
- Quick introduction of team - ‘Team Intro’ ( 5 sentences or less)
- Team Members - positions and background
- Focus of Development (what your team can do)
- Project - quick introduction & pitch
The next step will be presenting a full Business Plan and Project Plan. www.commonworldinc.com/RWBuild/PlanWriting
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I hope to hear from you,
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