CMU-Africa Entrepreneurship Forum

December 09, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. CAT

In person at CMU-Africa II, PEZ and virtually

Connecting Africa's entrepreneurship ecosystem

The inaugural entrepreneurship forum will be a place of gathering and exchange of opinions among entrepreneurs, government, academia, investors, students, business support service providers, and many more. The forum will address relevant issues important for the success of entrepreneurs in an African context and will feature two tracks for students and ecosystem players that include a mix of plenary and panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities. The theme for the forum is "connecting Africa's entrepreneurship ecosystem."
The student track specifically will offer participating students the opportunity to participate in an interactive array of workshops that develop and enhance the building of an entrepreneurial mindset culminating in a multidisciplinary global challenge competition.
The ecosystem players track will focus on conversations about trends for innovation (both regionally and globally), funding, policy, the role of higher education in entrepreneurship, and more.


Carnegie Mellon University Africa Building II
PEZ Commercial Building
Kigali Special Economic Zone Phase II

The event is also available virtually. Watch the live stream.


Delegates, please RSVP by December 6 in order to attend the CMU-Africa Entrepreneurship Forum.

Forum partners

Lead partners:

  • Hanga Pitchfest '22
  • The Mastercard Foundation
  • The World Bank
  • UN Rwanda

Ecosystem partners:

Student track

Participating universities:

  • Host: Carnegie Mellon University Africa
  • Addis Ababa Science and Technology University
  • African Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • African Leadership University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Davis College
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology
  • Kepler
  • Kigali Independent University
  • University of Dakar
  • University of Lagos
  • University of Rwanda
  • Vatel Rwanda