Crowdfunding Site, Zilencio Creativo, recently won Startup World Rwanda, after the hunt for the world’s best startup came to an end in Kigali, Rwanda last week as ten technology startups battled it out to be crowned winner of the competition.
The event saw over 100 people gather at Lemigo Hotel, with a panel of expert judges including Jack Kayonga, CEO, Banque Rwandaise de Development, Prof. Bruce Krogh,Professor – Rwanda at CMU, Rica Rwigamba,Head of RDB Tourism and Conservation, Patrick Kabagema, Founder Rock Global Consultantsand Antoine Sebera CEO, Broadband Systems Corporation.
Zilencio Creativo gathered the highest score eventually, thereby earning them the 2012 winner in Rwanda.
Twenty-five years old Ara Nashera, Zilencio Creativo‘s founder, is a first year Economics student at Kigali Independent University (ULK). He expressed his happiness on winning the award. The award will also see him compete in the final heat in Silicon Valley in 2013.
“I am really excited to win this competition and I thank the judges for understanding our project concept and its value to business start-ups,” said Nashera, who is also the Director of Zilencio Creativo, an innovative branding firm based in Kigali.
Zilencio Creativio facilitates innovators to upload their projects on its website for funding. The platform enables people to sign up and contribute funds through SMS to support start-ups.