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.
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!
Flexible desk space in open-plan style environment.
Fixed working space in open-plan style environment.
Private working space, away from the hustle and bustle.
All offers include full access to Norrsken services and facilities, event invites and membership to our 500+ strong community of impact entrepreneurs.
Night owl membership is a membership giving you access to Norrsken Kigali House at evenings and weekends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
Worried about events during the rainy season? Don’t be! Town hall is our biggest indoor event space, seating up to 175 people. It’s perfect for larger conferences (or parties!). Located in our main building, this space will be available for rent this fall!
Every month our house hosts many of the city’s best events. Some of them are Norrsken events, such as afterworks, lunch & learns, or business panels, while many others are hosted by members, partners and external organizations looking for a world-class space they know will draw attention.