Deadline: March 15, 2023

The ZEP-RE Innovation Hub is excited to start supporting scalable startups in creating new markets and optimizing efficiency, as the first InsurTech incubator in Rwanda. We are calling all startups who are interested in entering the InsurTech industry to onboard new corporate customers and investors.

They will select 25 startups for our Insurtech Hackathon in March 2023. At the end of the event, we will select 5 teams to join our 6-month incubation program. 3 out of 5 teams will receive cash prizes of up $15,000 at the end of the 6-month program. Additionally, the ZEP-RE investment team will evaluate all startups for potential seed investment and further support to scale in the COMESA region.

This program is implemented in partnership with Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali.


  • Access to industry experts and mentors
  • Networking opportunities with potential investors, partners, and corporate customers 
  • Free workspace and resources to help you scale your business
  • Potential for seed funding and investment from ZEP-RE
  • Opportunity to scale into the new and untapped industry of Insurtech.


  • Open to a multidisciplinary team with demonstrated experience in their field and/or working together
  • An interest and commitment to pivot to the insurance industry
  • An existing product/service that can potentially be used in the insurance industry
  • They are particularly interested in startups in fintech, agri-tech, health-tech, legal-tech, climate-tech, and blockchain-enabled solutions, etc. located in Rwanda.


  • Fill in the complete application form
  • Attend our launch event on March 2 at the Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali (register here)
  • Selected participants will take part in a 3-day Hackathon on March 21-23
  • They will notify applicants of their acceptance for the Hackathon on March 17
  • 5 teams from the Hackathon will be selected for a 6-month incubation program and potential for investment/cash prizes

The application Deadline is March 15 at 11:59 pm Rwanda time

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