Under the initiative of a young Congolese entrepreneur, Mr. Joel TEMBO VWIRA (Initiator of two successful companies and ALUMNI of the YALI program in 2014 in Entrepreneurship and Business at the University of Texas-Austin), Kivu Entrepreneurs is the first Entrepreneurship Academy and the first incubator for private start-ups in the DRC. Located in Goma, in the North Kivu region, its goal 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 that subscribe to the Incubator a good working environment (Desk with computer connected to the Internet, Meeting Room, Coffee ...), coaching adapted to their needs as well as a close follow-up for the development of their business projects.

Thanks to its Entrepreneurship Academy launched in October 2014, Kivu Entrepreneurs offers the opportunity to those interested to embark on entrepreneurship through a 60-hour training session led by professional practitioners whose content covers various topics including: overview on entrepreneurship, design thinking, business model, strong and bankable business plan design, management, marketing, leadership, fundraising, tax management, business ethics and business Pitch technique.

Being in an area 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 executives of companies and organizations based in Goma.

In partnership with Great Vision Holding Sarl, http://greatvisionbusiness.com/eng, Kivu Entrepreneurs offers a service of Translation and Interpretation (French-English and English-French) to companies and organizations in need. 

Launched in October 2017 with the technical and financial support of Fonds Ngangi, the Start-up Incubator of Kivu Entrepreneurs is today a framework that has allowed tens of start-ups to be consolidated and boosted by offering to the Eastern market of the DRC innovative products and services in the fields of agro-industry, processing industry, NICT, Environment, Health and Education.

Kivu Entrepreneurs also helps Organisations and Companies having programs aiming at supporting Entrepreneurship to benefit from a professional business development service» 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Kivu Entrepreneurs benefits from the support of several public and private partners and remains open to partnerships offering entrepreneurs in Eastern DRC the opportunity to meet their real potential.



The Academy

  • Initiation of Goma’s youth in entrepreneurship

  • Support of the entrepreneurs in their projects’ development

  • Help in the realization of a good Business Plan

  • Specialized formations (English, 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

  • Personalized coaching done by professionals

  • A great network of companies and entrepreneurs

  • Modern and well equipped infrastructures (wifi, offices, meeting room, etc.)

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