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Rwanda Debuts New Africa ‘Shark Tank’ For Startup Pitches, ‘Face The Gorillas’

By Staff, 11:14 am

African startups can now score capital commitments real time―so long as they convince a venture capitalist to give it to them in front of a live audience. That’s the format for “Face The Gorillas,” a Rwandan IT pitch series that runs several times a year on local TV, YouTube, and at events. The competition was originally conceived in 2013 by Yariv Cohen and wife Angela Homsi―who became engaged in Rwanda’s tech scene through impact investment firm Kaenaat and the Ignite Power Solar initiative.

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