ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY AND BUSINESS INCUBATOR FOR START-UPS IN DRC
Kivu Entrepreneurs supports the creation and development of start-ups and innovative SMEs in DRC through entrepreneurship training and effective support.
Branch of the business company Great Vision Business Holding "GVB Sarl", Kivu Entrepreneurs, created in 2014, is the initiative of a young Congolese entrepreneur, Mr. Joël TEMBO VWIRA (Initiator of two successful companies and ALUMNI of the YALI 2014 program in Entrepreneurship and Business at the University of Texas-Austin).
Kivu Entrepreneurs is one of the first Entrepreneurship Academies and one of the first private startups' incubators in DRC, Located in Goma, in the North Kivu region. Its aim is to promote entrepreneurship and thus help local youth to realize their business creation projects.
Thanks to a modern infrastructure and a network of professional coaches, Kivu Entrepreneurs offers young companies who subscribe to the Incubator a good working environment (Desk with computer connected to the Internet, Meeting room, Café...), a tailor-made coaching, adapted to their needs as well as a close follow-up for the development of their business projects.
Kivu Entrepreneurs also offers remote support with effective coaching and connection to opportunities to the entrepreneurs in part of its network, which now covers several cities in DRC.
Thanks to its Entrepreneurship Academy launched in October 2014, Kivu Entrepreneurs offers the opportunity to those interested in starting an entrepreneurial career through a 60-hour training course led by professional practitioners whose content covers a variety of topics including : Generalities on entrepreneurship, design thinking, business opportunity analysis, business model, developing a solid and bankable business plan, Management, Marketing, Leadership, Fundraising and Financial Education, Fiscal, Business Ethics and Business Pitching.
Being in a region open to English speaking countries; Kivu Entrepreneurs has since January 2015 launched its English Training Center which offers professional training in English to entrepreneurs as well as agents and managers of companies & organizations in need.
Through the consultancy department of GVB Sarl, Kivu Entrepreneurs offers consultancy services in the following areas:
- Support for entrepreneurial projects (development of IGAs);
- Organization of market studies for entrepreneurial projects (IGA development);
- Digital data collection for entrepreneurial projects (IGA development);
- Organization of business plan competitions for entrepreneurial support projects;
- Organization of events for entrepreneurs;
- English-French and French-English translation and interpretation for companies and organizations in need.
Kivu Entrepreneurs Startup Incubator is today a platform that allows each year several dozen startup and SMEs to consolidate and be boosted by offering the market in the DRC and African countries innovative products and services in the fields of Agribusiness, Processing Industry, ICT, Environment, Health, and Education.
Introducing young Congolese to entrepreneurship
Accompanying entrepreneurs in the development of their ideas
Support in the realisation of a quality BusinessPlan
Specialized training (sales, accounting, etc.)
Learning and perfection of English
Tailored formation to help develop the required skills
Lessons adapted to work hours
Free external activities to practice the language with other students
Support for entrepreneurial projects (development of IGAs) ;
Organization of market studies for entrepreneurial projects (development of IGAs);
Collection of digital data for entrepreneurial projects (development of IGAs);
Organization of business plan competitions for entrepreneurial support projects;
Organization of events for entrepreneurs;
English-French and French-English translation and interpretation for companies and organizations in need.
Personalized coaching done by professionals
A great network of companies and entrepreneurs
Modern and well equipped infrastructures (wifi, offices, meeting room, etc.)
Joël Tembo Vwira
Founder and Director
Coaching Lead & Area Manager
With the active support of:
Business plan designed