Innovative Finance & Investment For SMEs

3-5 Nov. 2021
Serena Hotel - Kigali, Rwanda.

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The economy is hampered due to the Covid-19 negative impacts like job loss, business closure, general economic slowdown, on his economy and it is pessimist on their economic goal achievement for this fiscal year. Exercising judgment consistent with relevant auditing and accounting standards in the COVID-19 environment is complex, and the story of COVID-19’s impact on financial markets will not be complete if told from the future alone.
The questions that come are what will be the long-term effects of this pandemic? And how can the financial sector see to solve this?


Rwanda Equity Investment Forum (Carrefour des Finances) is a flagship event of Startup’Nkap with support of the Rwanda government with a host of partners. The forum and expo will bring together some 300 delegates from around the continents with focus on innovative financing for small and medium sized enterprises, start-ups and development projects.

The forum will bring together financial institutions and experts, credit unions, cooperatives, microfinance, banks, trustees, institutional representatives, money managers and financial consultants, microfinance, banks, UN Agencies and International Organisations, etc to consider alternative investments strategies and opportunities. There is huge potential in leveraging the expertise of both development and finance stakeholders towards a common goal: achieving sustainable development without leaving anyone behind. Rwanda Equity Investment Forum is the way forward with focus on financial solutions and mechanisms that will create scalable and effective ways of channeling both private money from the global financial markets and public resources towards solving pressing global problems.

This concept incorporates two distinct facets: first, innovative financing is a complementary source of capital to development aid; and second, innovative financing is a way of making development more effective and efficient by linking financing to results, redistributing risk, improving the availability of working capital, and leveraging technology.

forum objectives:

The Rwanda Equity Investment Forum (REIF) main objective is to equip participants with the needed skills in raising start-up capital for their business ventures. Provide a forum for investors, development stakeholders, start-ups, and business executives to exploit innovative ways of investing in start-ups in Africa.

The forum and expo will focus on the following:

          • Business expansion and scalability, going beyond the financial crises
          • Equity Investment a tool for SMEs growth, job and wealth creation
          • The role of government and development stake holders to promote private equity
          • The role of traditional financial institution to promote SMEs financing.
          • Crowdfunding, Business Angel and VCs as alternative strategies for investment
          • Getting startups and SMEs ready for Investment; what investors are looking for?
          • Financial Technologies; the gateway for sustainable financing in Africa


Moss Sereme

Entrepreneur / Investor / Chairman

Accuracy Group, South Africa

Charles Anyomi

Founder/ President,

Africa Entrepreneur Conference (AEC), Ghana

Pierre Celestine Rwabukumba

Chief Executive Officer

Rwanda Stock Exchange

Hlengi Portia Masimula

Chief Executive Officer

Karisani Group, South Africa

Abraham Kwesi Kumado

MBA Finance, ACCA Co-founder

Flinders Port Ltd, Ghana

Banabasi Marambire

Managing Director

Barmlo Group, Zimbabwea

Godfrey Madanhire

Talk Show Host (MODERATOR)

Entrepreneur, South Africa

Clare Akamanzi,

Chief Executive Officer

Rwanda Development Board.

Shawn Victor Tesha

Future Business Leader


Takor Schinieda Kelly

CEO Moltra Group,

Cameroon & Dubai

Nicky Verd

Author and Tech Influencer

South Africa


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Delegate package includes Access to all registered conference sessions – Access to interactive networking sessions – Access to networking lunch and refreshment breaks – Access to speaker presentations post-event (pending speaker approval).

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