Mr. Jaures Habineza is one of the co-founder of Made in Rwanda online limited which connects merchants selling Rwanda-made products to consumers globally using technology.
He started his lecture by challenging them that there is no such thing as luck in life, simply preparations bonding with opportunity. “ The school provides you with various tools needed in life, and it’s up to you to either grab them or neglect them.” He said. Mr. Habineza added that networking is also another crucial tool needed, for contacts lead to opportunities.
Time had come for him to unveil present of the day which was how one starts a business. He told them that firstly, one must have an idea leading to problem solving. “ It may not be a new idea; it may be an innovative one which may have come from constructive curiosity.” He added. Secondly, one must see if people may pay for that idea, and then one must be able to point out people who can pay for that idea or even know someone who can get those people which comes when you have done the networking part appropriately.
After the lecture, one of the members of Rwanda We Want at E.S Kacyiru asked him what Rwanda online does, but mr. Habineza challenged him that what his company does or any other company does, is not very important because any one can do that, but the important thing is to learn how to think like an entrepreneur.
He closed the session urging them to use their time accordingly and social media for the benefits of their growth as entrepreneurs, and that there is no scarcity of jobs in Rwanda, but those who create them.
In the closing remarks the executive chairperson of Rwanda We Want told the members that the networking part from that day is handed to them on a silver plate through those weekly sessions and asked them to use well the opportunities they get.