“I can’t go out and plant a million trees, but I can go out and tell students to plant 10 each. Sometimes you need to ask yourself what exactly do you want- a grove or a forest?”
Sharad Vivek Sagar

Welcome to our community:

We believe that bottom-up innovation is the key to development and the creation of a better future for Rwanda and for the world. We are passionate about bringing people together to solve their social challenges together.

We bring a systems change approach to our work on improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem, supporting environmental sustainability and creating platforms for arts, culture and social progress.

We are a social enterprise. Our profit motive exists solely to provide sustainability for our social objectives. Our social mission comes first. Impact Hub Kigali will reinvest at least 51% of its profits into furthering its social mission.


What are Impact Hubs:

From Kigali to Accra, Islington to Ottawa, Impact Hub has grown into a diverse network of 10000+ members in +70 locations worldwide. Each community is a wealth of innovative programs, events, and cutting -edge content. Step into any one of our Impact Hubs worldwide and immerse yourself in the local experience of a global movement. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community centre, we offer our members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact. Joining our diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way.

Our Team

Meet Our Team

Cares Manzi

Cares loves chemistry, coding and social activities, he’s the glue in the team that brings the hearty laughters and keeps our partners engaged. He will be dancing salsa, learning a new language or challenging you to a game in Xbox 360.

Jon Stever

Jon founded The Office in October 2012, the first open community working space in Kigali, which was led by his passion of bringing people and connecting them to new ideas and experiences together.

Ara Nashera

Ara brings his experience from a technology background and youth empowerment. He spends his days tinkering with new media and building new ways to convey messages in a region with little penetration of smart phone handsets.