“Test kitchen” Rwanda a great place to demo, but real startup growth occurs elsewhere

Rwanda has developed a proud reputation on the African tech space, with its enabling environment, a government that promotes tech entrepreneurship, great internet, and a growing conference scene that includes the annual Africa Tech Summit.

On the back of this development a strong local startup scene has developed. This scene has produced some tangible success stories, with Rwanda-based startups like smart solar kiosk developer ARED, moto-taxi app CanGo (formerly SafeMotos), and e-commerce platform for feminine products Kasha all expanding into neighbouring markets in recent months.

Yet these three startups, and others like them, all have something else in common. The fact that, in all reality, having built their products in Rwanda, they have to leave it in order to really scale.

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