Past Events

Entrepreneurs’ Open Mic: Fail Jam

I fail, you fail, we all fail. In order to do something big, you must take risks, in order to take risks, you must be accepting of failure. This event celebrated failure, the courage it takes to risk everything, the determination is takes to keep going after failing, and the lessons learned from those failures. […]

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TEDx Screening

In anticipation of TEDxNyarugenge on August 9th, the TEDx Committee screened several recorded TED Talks and held a discussion with several of our speakers for the August 9th event.

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One Acre Fund: How to Build Your Career in Social Enterprise

  The Office teamed up with the wildly successful One Acre Fund organization to host a networking and panel discussion: “How to Build Your Career in Social Enterprise”. Tailored especially for young professionals, interns, and students, the event featured a panel of three established social entrepreneurs: Eric Pohlman of One Acre Fund, Lydia Hakizimana of […]

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Google MapUp

  Richard Rusa, Creative Director and newest member of The Office’s HeHe Ltd, hosted a Google “MapUp” at The Office this past weekend. Richard trained a crew of young and tech-savvy Kigalites in Google Mapping Methods, in order to literally put Rwanda on the map.

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Young Talent at First Friday June

This month’s First Friday art exhibition showcased emerging artists in their first ever public exhibition. The artists, Jacques Irankuna, Angelo Urukundo, and Cedric Bugingo-Shema, three former students from the local Kigali Green Hills Academy, showed theirs skills in a wide variety of media, displaying painting, sculpture, animation, photography, and graphic design. Taught by artist and […]

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ANDE Happy Hour

    ANDE (Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs), in conjunction with BiD Network, held a happy hour for local SMEs and entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, and learn about resources and opportunities from ANDE. Mary Mwangi, ANDE representative from Nairobi, shared with us some of what what ANDE does for social entrepreneurs and small businesses. Thanks […]

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Talking Architecture

On Wednesday, The Office was happy to host Kigali Institute of Science and Technology’s (KIST) Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design (FAED) for a lecture on “Community Driven Design”. Charles Newman, an architect based in DRC, discussed his experiences with community projects in Congo and around the region. Charles’ first project in Africa was a […]

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Our First Ever ‘First Friday’

Last Friday evening, crowds of friends, supporters, art-lovers, and curious visitors came through the rain to enjoy innovative art and good company at The Office. Borrowing the popular ‘First Friday’ art night idea from the US, The Office is showcasing a new artist(s) work in the space every month, with a large gallery opening on […]

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Happy Hour with Stanford

What happens when you bring together a bunch of really cool people and six crates of beer? Beautiful things. Here at The Office, we love meeting new people. We also love a good time. Thanks to Stanford University’s International Policy Studies Program , we had all the components for a lovely (rain-free!!) roof-time evening of mingling, […]

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TEDxNyarugenge: Live TED Conference Streaming

The Office hosted an official streaming of the internationally renowned TED lecture series conference. The inspirational talks were streamed live from  Long Beach, California as over 150 Kigalites watched and were inspired. Read the New Times article to hear more about the big night.

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