GoGlobal Mission Rwanda & Uganda Newsflash – new date

As you know, our mission is to help startups and scale-ups grow and squeeze time. Hence we actively promote 'disruption'. This time, unfortunately, we've been 'disrupted by Covid-19'.

We care about the community and therefore we had to reschedule the GoGlobal mission to Rwanda and Uganda: November 16-21, 2020

We will do our very best to keep the initial program and unique character of the mission as much as possible. Furthermore we now have the opportunity to turn this roadblock intro a positive opportunity to join forces with FIT/AWAX/HUB Brussels during their trade mission to Rwanda and Ethiopia in the same period. We are investigating to what extent our programs in Rwanda can coincide, which would open up possibilities to reinforce each other’s programme.

For the full statement and more info click here.

About the Mission

Join us for our five-day mission from November 16-21 , 2020 to Kigali and Kampala. Startups.be, Agoria and Close the Gap join forces to organize their third GoGlobal mission to discover Africa’s booming tech scenes.
This mission offers you a chance to mingle and collaborate with local business leaders and entrepreneurs who know best what Rwanda and Uganda have to offer for the future of tech development in Africa as well as on a global scale.

Nicknamed the Singapore of Africa, with a capital city hailed as being the “tech hub of Africa” Rwanda’s growing reputation for development in the world of digital has come on leaps and bounds over the last decade. According to the World Bank’s 2018 Ease of Doing Business Index, Rwanda has risen above countries like Italy, Belgium, and Israel to become the 41st most business-friendly nation on earth.
Which is why we believe in the importance of being on ground zero to hear the latest from local entrepreneurs and tech visionaries. Alongside this, the mission will branch out to neighboring Uganda, visiting the country’s capital Kampala, known throughout the continent for its leading role within telecommunications as well as a whole host of impressive startups and exciting new industries.
The objective of this Rwanda/Uganda mission is to create potential partnerships and raise awareness about Digital for Development opportunities. The focus is on startups and scale-ups in AI, IoT, fintech, agritech, cleantech, healthtech, edutech, etc. But, actors from cooperation development, non-profit associations, academics, and corporates are also very welcome.

Be a part of the East African Digital Boom, discovering the leading tech players and startups from Kigali to Kampala.

Join us to:

  • Meet some of the key players in the tech industry and start-up community
  • Mingle with fellow entrepreneurs from Rwanda and Uganda as well as getting to know the needs of the locals
  • Learn about the opportunities that arise in East Africa, how to do business there and validate your idea with local entrepreneurs and investors in an interactive setting.
  • Discover the mindset of the Rwandan governement and people: how they embrace technology and how they maximize and amplify technology for the better of the country.
  • Find local partners
  • [...]

Discover the program

Coming soon!


closed for now



The price is 1.690 euro per person (without VAT) for startups, non-profits, small and medium sized enterprises, and academics, and 2.590 euro per person (without VAT) for corporates (+250 employees).
Prices include accommodation, food, activities and local transport.


Contact Céline De Cock, Startups.be | Scale-ups.eu,celine.decock@scale-ups.eu or
Julie de Bergeyck, Close the Gap, +32 474 99 71 16, julie.de.bergeyck@close-the-gap.org.

Questions or not sure if it’s the right event for you?

Contact Céline De Cock from Startups.be | scale-ups.eu
Julie de Bergeyck from Close the Gap (+32 474 99 71 16;julie.de.bergeyck@close-the-gap.org ).

Subsidies & Funding Opportunities

Startups and scale-ups can get a subsidy of Flanders Investment & Trade, Brussels Invest and Export or Awex (depending on where your startup/scale-up is based) for this mission that covers about 50 percent of the costs. It's important that you send them your dossier at the latest two weeks before departure.

Discover available subsidies based on where your company is located:




Have any questions?
Drop us a line!

Celine De Cock

Céline De Cock

Contact Céline De Cock,
Startups.be | Scale-Ups.eu

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  • Helping the authorities to formulate and implement a proactive economic policy and to ensure a stimulating entrepreneurial ecosystem.