Advice for Young Rwandan Entrepreneurs

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Maria Kamikazi, a young Rwandan entrepreneur, recently gave advice to her fellow young entrepreneurs at a YouthConnekt Hangout. Maria founded Angaza, Ltd. and is now CEO of the company, which repurposes waste into useful products such as clothes.

YouthConnekt holds two interactive hangouts per month on themes such as youth employment and the environment. It offers participants, networking and partnership opportunities as well as access to business resources, financial support, and internships.

She advised participants to research the market and improve on others’ ideas to help build their businesses. Maria encourages entrepreneurs not to fear failure and notes the important role they play in creating jobs and contributing to the country’s development.

Finally, Robert Mwesigwa, Executive Secretary of the National Youth Council, agreed with Maria’s point, adding that “even big companies start small.”

Source: Marc Mclihone, AfricanBrains