29 Jun

IMPACT HUB KIGALI OPENING!!

More than 200 of Kigali’s entrepreneurs, social enterprisers, journalists, and students converged on the rooftop of The Office in Kiyovu Thursday night for Impact Hub Kigali’s kickoff event: A Social Enterprise Happy Hour.

 

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Guests began trickling in around 6:30pm.  Our first 75 guests were treated to a free drink courtesy of our partner, One Acre Fund, and most guests were also treated to a free magazine about entrepreneurship, “The Accelerator,” courtesy of Impact Hub Kigali Connect Member Educat.

The community was honored with the presence of Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana the Minister of Youth and ICT, and Mr. Randall Kempner the executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE).

 

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Drinks were accompanied by brochettes and tasty potatoes as guests enjoyed a the ambience set up by the team and their partners as they mingled while networking and visiting booths showcasing the amazing opportunities offered by Connect Members Akilah Net, One Acre Fund, and Reach for Change.  By 7 PM the rooftop was packed.  The rooftop was a beehive of buzzing energy and excitement!

 

 

We featured in local as well as global news platforms as we opened our doors in Kigali;

 

 

New innovation hub opens in Kigali…

The New Times

The first Rwandan Impact Hub will open in Kigali on August 3, beginning a series of launches that will see equivalents launched in Ghana, Mali and Sudan in the coming months…

Disrupt-Africa

World-Class Innovation Hub Comes to East Africa: Here’s What You Need to Know

AkilahNet

 

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