Awards & Prizes

2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship

The Founder was selected among the 2015 fellows through the US president’s initiative to support young African Leaders. We are proud of this recognition!

For more information on the award please follow this link to watch the highlight video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHbFab3jcv8


Youth Connect Award

Jean Bosco was crowned as the 2014 top young entrepreneur of Rwanda. With more than 20,000 youth and policy makers who attended the pitch, Jean Bosco outcompeted all finalists and became the recipient of the Youth Connected Award offered by the Ministry of Youth and ICT.

Follow this link for more information. http://www.ur.ac.rw/?q=node/112


Top 10 Africa’s promising start ups

Habona was ranked among the Bid Network’s top 10 promising startups in Africa. This is through an annual competition termed as Get in The Ring whereby only 10 startups are selected to compete for an investment battle. In 2014 the battle was held in Kigali where Habona was a finalist.

For more information, follow this link: http://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/get-in-the-ring-africa-10-most-promising-start-ups-of-africa/


India – Africa Young Visionaries

We have been the proud fellow among top Africans and Indians start up organizations. The fellowship involved intensive study tours, networking, learning, etc. All fellows met in New Delhi, India in December 2014.

More on this link: http://indiafrica.in/Fellowship2014Winners.html


African Innovation Prize

While he was a student and when Habona was still a plan, The Founder and CEO won the African Innovation Prize which stimulate his effort to make this venture a reality. “We have been the proud winner of the grand prize in the competition organized by the African Innovation Prize (AIP) in 2013. The competition is based in 3 different higher learning institutions in Rwanda: KIST now College of Science and Technology, National University of Rwanda, and SFB which is now the College of Business and Economics. Each student with a promising business idea is supported to prepare a full business plan, which is then submitted to the judges for review. We are glad that everyone understands the need of upholding our environment, through bringing solutions that are not for restraining progress of environment, but rather for joining the world in the fight against global warming. We really appreciate the support of AIP in stimulating university students through business plan competitions, and we take this opportunity to call upon investors to invest in green economy projects”; Jean Bosco said. For more information about AIP,

Please follow this link: http://www.africaninnovationprize.org/


Global Social and Entrepreneurship Competition

Our project "GAS FOR TOMORROW" has been selected among 20 best projects all around the world! Each year, Michael G. Foster School of Business of the University of Washington organize Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC), whereby university students worldwide submit their ideas and finally, 20 ideas are selected for finals. Each team is represented by a member who is flown to Seattle, Washington, USA to compete for cash and inkind prizes. In this year, Jean Bosco, the CEO has flown to pitch the project to a variety of investors with appetite of promoting social and environmental friendly ventures.

For more info visit http://www.foster.washington.edu/centers/gbc/globalsocialentrepreneurshipcompetition/Pages/GSEC.aspx, or watch videos on the University of Washington YouTube directory through this link http://www.youtube.com/user/UWGlobal


Zamuka TV reality show

In a pool of hundreds of applications, Jean Bosco, the CEO of Habona Ltd has been selected among 3 young Rwandans with ideas that have impact on the society. As a result, he was featured in different reality TV shows whereby the whole country saw his company and what it is doing.

Search For Common Ground (SFCG) Rwanda and TV10, with support from the Belgian Cooperation, introduced ZAMUKA as Rwanda’s groundbreaking television reality show. In the opening season, viewers follow the entrepreneurial journey of three young Rwandans with big dreams.

“ For me, this TV show has a meaning which is beyond SFCG’s definition. This will be important in terms of marketing awareness. People in the village will be eager to be interviewed by journalists and from there; it will be easy to convince them again and to give them updates about the business”; said Jean Bosco.

“This show will also help me to strengthen my ties with the local administration authorities, because they will be pleased by their native who turned TV antenna in their area! They will be invited and hopefully they will stay with us in all events. Their feedback will be noted and we will lurk behind in order to find out best ways to engage as many stakeholders as possible”.

In addition, SFCG use to provide support in terms of finance and network, and the fact that the company was seen on TV several times, many people were willing to work and to invest in the business right after being pushed by inspirational pitches and raw TV footages.

Find out more on this link: http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/zamuka-reality-television-show

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