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Africa’s biggest hub for entrepreneurship

Norrsken House Kigali is built on the former historic Ecole Belge, located right in downtown Kigali. It consists of repurposed classrooms, as well as a main building, which together form the largest hub for entrepreneurship on the continent. The place where you spend most of your time needs to be functional, adaptable and, not least, beautiful. That's why we've poured our hearts into making this a space that you'll want to come back to every morning.

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FROM NORRSKEN?

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The wait is over, our new building is now open!

Fill out the application form (it only takes 2 minutes, we promise) and secure your spot now, they are filling up quickly!

Flex desk

Flexible desk space in open-plan style environment.

1-6 people

Fixed desk

Fixed working space in open-plan style environment.

2-6 people

Private office

Private working space, away from the hustle and bustle.

4+ people

All offers include full access to Norrsken services and facilities, event invites and membership to our 500+ strong community of impact entrepreneurs.

Please note that a membership at Norrsken is not free of charge. Prices vary depending on company needs and eligibility for subsidies. Please submit a membership application to receive your quote.

Night owl membership is a membership giving you access to Norrsken Kigali House at evenings and weekends.

State of the art meeting, conference and workshop rooms

Our meeting rooms are made to be super flexible and are always there when you need them. With high-tech solutions and, for all you idea-sketchers and wire-framers out there, we've littered this place with whiteboards.

Skype booths & quiet area

It's not always easy to find a quiet place in Kigali, and one of the toughest things about a traditional open office is not being able to get away to make an important call or skype meeting. We've solved this by embedding small skype rooms and phone booths throughout, specifically made for when you need to make an important call or attend a conference long distance.

Event space

We take events to the next level. The Kigali Norrsken House has everything you need to create a fantastic event - crowd seating, big screen projectors, microphones, stage lighting and really (really) good sound systems.

Team Areas

To work more efficiently, teams often times want to sit and work together. We go beyond simply sitting in the same office: reserve private spaces for the day or have an impromptu meeting in our cafe or common spaces.

Outdoor seating

Prefer sitting outside? We've got you covered! Settle down for some focus time in our outdoor pergola, or have a quick chat on any of our outdoor benches. No matter where you choose, you'll be surrounded by lush vegetation.

Inspiring interior design and architecture

We hired the best and the brightest to build a space that goes far beyond just function. Working at Norrsken Kigali House will get you out of any work slump, providing you a creative space to be innovative.

NORRSKEN HOUSE KIGALI IS DESIGNED FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK NEEDS. WHETHER YOU’RE LOOKING FOR COLLABORATIVE OPEN ENVIRONMENTS OR PRIVATE SPACE TO FOCUS, WE GOT YOU COVERED.

We offer flex and dedicated desks, and private office spaces. But that's not all— Our membership includes everything you’ll need, including wifi, coffee, meeting and conference room credits, printing, and the ability to use Norrsken House as your registered address.

Norrsken East Africa is part of the Norrsken Foundation. We are a non-profit foundation built on the belief that entrepreneurs building rapidly scalable businesses can help solve some of the greatest challenges facing our world today.

We believe in technology as an important tool for solving problems more efficiently, and we strive to create an environment that enables entrepreneurs to do as much good as possible. With Norrsken House in Kigali, our vision is to create the largest hub for entrepreneurs in Africa.

The Kigali House is a place where education, innovation and entrepreneurship will join to generate scalable growth and development both in Kigali and beyond.

Upcoming events

23 Feb

February Founders' Friday

OPEN

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23 Feb

Comms Avenue Hangout

MEMBERS ONLY

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26 Feb

Everything you need to know about "Product" w/ Christian Idiodi

OPEN

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1 Mar

Fintech Fridays

OPEN

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6 Mar

Member Breakfast

MEMBERS ONLY

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8 Mar

Lifesten Women's Day

OPEN

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28 Mar

March Founders' Friday

OPEN

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February Founders' Friday

Comms Avenue Hangout

Lunch & Learn

Fintech Fridays

Member Breakfast

Lifesten Women's Day

WHAT OUR MEMBERS AND ALUMNI SAY

“Working at Norrsken has truly been life-changing. We have a great work environment and introduced our team to a whole world of opportunities and connections. Many of our fellow start-ups have proved to be great potential customers and vice versa.”

Nghombombong Minuifuong, Co-Founder & CEO of Bongalo

“The space is built with the entrepreneurship culture in mind, the local and international network, the internet speed, the vibe, the location, and more are just perfect. Even when you’re down, the next person wakes your spirit. We love it at Norrsken House.”

Davis Nteziryayo, Founder & CEO of PesaChoice

“Being new to Rwanda, the need to know people and build a network was of paramount importance and Norrsken has seamlessly made this possible. Be it the amazing member community or weekly business events held on the campus, I have broadened my network.”

Hamza Katende, Founder of CueAfrica

EXPLORE NORRSKEN HOUSE KIGALI

Uppcoming events at norrsken

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS - KIGALI

Community Breakfast

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS - KIGALI

FinTech Friday
How Fintech are driving financial inclusion in emerging markets". During the event, there will be also #FintecHub's Second Cohort GraduationGENERATING A PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES Fintech Friday, which brings together global Fintech leaders, startups, and Financial Centers, is set to be Africa's most impactful and visionary event for the regional Fintech ecosystem. The event will feature the financial industry's biggest tech-revolutions and path-breaking talks, ranging from Digital Banking to Paytech, Insuretech, Wealth & Asset Management, and Regtech.
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Airtel Money In Partnership With Startups
Airtel Money in Partnership with StartupsAirtel Money invites you to join them today @3Pm at Norrsken House Kigali as they discuss how they plan to take #AirtelMoney to the next level in Partnership with Start Ups starting with a new product aimed at start ups.
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Carbon Neutrality “This century’s biggest business opportunity”
This century’s biggest business opportunity“In this Lunch & Learn session, you will get to understand more about climate change, how it affects our planet and yet presents various business opportunities to build new technologies, draft new policies, create new business models as we strive to curb its diverse effects. Given his passion for nature, Alex’s team is building a climate tech startup. He recently held a masterclass (https://www.theroom.com/carbon-neutrality-masterclass/) about carbon neutrality at the invitation of The ROOM, founded by Mr Fred Swaniker (one of TIME 100 most influential people in the world in 2019). His article (https://theroomworldwide.medium.com/carbon-neutrality-this-centurys-biggest-opportunity-6b16d414e4bf) about carbon neutrality was recently published by The ROOM.”
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ARE YOU HOSTING AN EVENT?
USE OUR WORLD CLASS VENUES

Pergola

The Norrsken pergola is our biggest outdoor event space, comfortably fitting up to 200 people. Though outdoors, it is covered on top to protect your events from the elements. Put formal seating, presentation style, or open up the space for mingling with cocktail tables.

EVENT FLEX SPACE

The event flex is currently our biggest indoor event space, seating up to 60 people. Our flex space is perfect for small, intimate events such as lunches, panels or Ted talks or a workshop room. When you rent the space, it comes with an 80 inch TV screen & whiteboards.

Town Hall

Town Hall has the perfect cozy conference vibe! Complete with theatre-style sitting and full-audio-visual set-up. Select if your event needs a bit more space and you want your guests to soak up the cozy setup. Sits up to 120.

Moon

Board meetings, team building sessions, workshops, hackathons, and small group seminars are all a perfect fit for the Moon Room. Sits up to 40 people.

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Host your event at Norrsken KIGALI House

We host numerous outstanding events, all year round. If you are in search of a prime location and space that draws attention, look no further. Norrsken House Kigali will ensure your event leaves a lasting impression.

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