Sinapis considered expansion to Rwanda early on in its process of finding and building partnerships. Following the launch in Uganda, Sinapis decided to move into Rwanda to cement the “East Africa Innovation Hub” concept. These three countries provide the testing ground for Sinapis to perfect and showcase its tools and operating model for other partners in our global network.

While close in proximity to Kenya and Uganda, Rwanda is quite a different market, with a strong pro-entrepreneurship directive from the government and significant international funding, but a younger, lower-income, and overall less entrepreneurial market. These differences in operating context have enabled us to test our assumptions and change strategy where needed to best deliver our programs, and we are still in the process of determining the best path forward.

We launched our first Academy course in Kigali in February 2019 following six months of market research and soon pivoted to focusing on the Aspire Launchpad. While we have not officially opened an office, we have hired local staff and trainers to deliver our programs.

"Sinapis has hugely contributed to our business's growth, sustainability, and success. They have helped link us to potential investors/funding opportunities, publicized our business to the market, and provided ongoing strategic advice."

Leah Imaita
Co-Owner, Jazza Centre

"This is one program every business owner should consider enrolling in. The benefits are immeasurable. I'm a beneficiary. Thank you, Sinapis!"

Joseph Gichunge
Co-Founder & CEO, Jazza Centre

"Sinapis gave me a full kit to use to start my business."

Niyonzima Pierre
CEO & Founder, Safe Sana

"At Sinapis I gained the skills I needed in order to manage my business. I also learned how to raise funds from investors."

Murerwa Xavier
CEO, Gishuri Chicken Organic Farm

"Sinapis was instrumental in improving my general business management, time allocation, and building strong networking connections."

Geoffrey Kinaalwa
CEO & Founder, La' Marc

"The Sinapis Entrepreneur Academy unit economics class helped me determine my unit and how much it costs for me to produce one."

Alex Wanyu
Founder, Alexander Perfumery LTD

"When we started our Sinapis classes, we were asked to pick one business. I chose a new venture I was getting into - speaking. I would never have imagined that just over a year later I would be speaking on the biggest stage - TED. May this be a testimony that Kingdom business has a benefit here and in Heaven."

Robert A. Belle
CEO, SMIP Consultancy

"Sinapis gave me conviction to know that you can still do business the right way - The Kingdom Business Way. You do not have to bribe or pay your way into a contract. Hard work, faith, and prayer works wonders. I am truly grateful for this."

Brian Gacheru
CEO, Pristine Linen & Laundry Limited

"I loved the Kingdom Business aspect and approach in the program. I am more enlightened than I was when I joined the program. It is very worthwhile."

Margaret Njenga
Founder, Margarita Bakes