The leading provider of digital services in Rwanda, Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid), a business of Cassava Technologies, partnered with the Rwandan Ministry of ICT & Innovation and Rwanda Development board to provide seamless connectivity at the Hanga Pitchfest 2021. Liquid ensured a seamless on-ground internet experience at the fest through this partnership.
The inaugural event led by the Ministry of ICT & Innovation was the first of its kind to empower local technology start-ups and entrepreneurs. Hosted over the weekend on 11 December at the Kigali Arena, the platform provided a rare opportunity for start-ups to attract the attention of both local and international investors.
Alexis Kabeja, CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies Rwanda, says, “Entrepreneurs and start-ups haven’t reached their potential and therefore are still not adding as much to the local GDP compared to international economies. Good connectivity and access to digital technologies are the bedrock of a digitally transformed country. Liquid believes in partnering with the local government to provide and encourage the start-ups in the country to ensure that this ecosystem grows and attracts more talent.”
The event was a hotbed of broadband activity as 100s of entrepreneurs competed to pitch their solutions to a panel of investors.
Rwanda ranks 38th (2nd in Africa) on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report, and such initiatives continue to ensure that the country not only retains but improves its attractiveness as an investment destination. The government has numerous incentives to attract and empower local technology start-ups, and Liquid is proud to be chosen to help further develop the local economy, thereby ensuring that the country is a force to reckon with as Africa transforms into a digital economy.
To learn more about the Hanga Pitchfest, click here.