Innovation hub attracts start-ups and universitiesWorld Crunch.
It’s one of the many signs that Rwanda is emerging as a hub for new campuses, start-ups and innovation. The country, which hopes to convince investors and multinational companies that it can be their African “laboratory”, recently hosted the 26th annual World Economic Forum on Africa with a focus on digital transformation.
Rwanda had three days from the conference to fend off competition from Kenya and South Africa – the two countries on the continent that receive the majority of investments in new technology. Giants like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Uber attended the event, not wanting to lose a rare opportunity to meet local start-ups.
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