The RUFORUM SMEHUB is an online based entrepreneurship development platform established by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to raise the next generation of African entrepreneurs. Today, the RUFORUM SMEHUB has over 1000 registered SMEs and Startups from all over Africa and provides entrepreneur support in four specific ways


Access to start up competitions run by RUFORUM and other organizations, apply and get the chance to secure investment for your venture.

Business Management Support

Access a free business tool to manage your business professionally, manage sales, inventory, expenses and HR management.


Meet and learn from experienced mentors from different business fields. Sales, Business development, Finance, Marketing, Fundraising and management.

Investment matching.

Showcase your business to a mix of investors with access to real time business data. Engage and find investment for your venture. A core part of entrepreneurship development is access to experienced mentors to enable founders navigate business challenges and grow. We believe the best mentors are selfless individuals committed to seeing others succeed and Africa grow. This is an open invitation to experienced individuals from different fields and difference specializations to join the RUFORUM SMEHUB on this journey to develop entrepreneurs in Africa. The RUFORUM SMEHUB approach seeks to create conversations that many can learn from through on platform forums and other off platform engagements. As a mentor you will be expected to respond to questions shared on the RUFORUM SMEHUB these will be based on your field of expertise or may be directed specifically at you, and you would receive email notifications. In addition, you may be invited from time to time to join trainings, workshops or conferences to share your experiences. In which case a commensurate honorarium would be provided. Join us as we try to develop the next generation of great African entrepreneurs.

Register as a mentor here