At Impact Hub in Nairobi, we believe that the world’s greatest challenges will never be solved by one person or organization alone. We need to work together. That’s why we set out to create a thriving innovation ecosystem where people collaborate across organizations, cultures, and generations to solve the grand challenges of our time.
A working space and innovation hub for entrepreneurs, social impact organisations and innovators
We are seeking to create a space that will complement the energy and innovation within Nairobi. We will seek to move beyond co-working, by incorporating best practices related to what has come before, to create an environment that caters to future thinkers, artists, industry, and innovators within all fields. Essentially, we are seeking to reimagine co-working environments in Nairobi. Breaking the mold and creating a sustainable, program-space-based mode of co-working space that will provide an arena where both coexist seamlessly. We envision a multigenerational, multi-sectoral space that caters to start-ups and established businesses looking to approach the work environment design from a new angle in a new age.
Together let’s build the future we want to live in!
Impact Hub Nairobi will support Nairobians to embrace an active culture of positive deviance, and disruptive technology that alters their respective industries. We seek to offer the environment and resources necessary to support business scalability and sustainability through aggregating brilliant energies, projects, ideas, skills, and networks. Delivering a well-designed work environment and well-curated work experience offering a place of debate, innovation, and network building that will have a positive net impact on the individuals and companies that will call us home.
Impact Hub Nairobi is a catalyst to foster social innovation. We are a global community, consultancy, and creative space. We work at the intersection of innovation and society to collaboratively create impact with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Embedded in Design Thinking, we foster collaboration, unlock creativity and create innovative solutions:
- Inspire: challenging the status quo is possible – we do it every day.
- Connect: accessing a professional ecosystem of change makers and curating interaction across silos.
- Enable: we disrupt mindsets, share expertise and the necessary tools to create a better future for all.
User-Centered. Design thinking is centred on innovating through the eyes of the end user buy building empathy and gaining deep insights.
Experimental. Design thinking gives the participant permission to fail and to learn from their mistakes, because it encourages an iterative development process.
Collaborative. Several great minds are always stronger when solving a challenge than just one. Design thinking benefits greatly from an interdisciplinary team.
De-Risking. Using an iterative approach de-risks products by testing both their relevance and long-term feasibility prior to committing substantial investment.
Well-Structured. Design thinking comes with a lot of useful tools. It draws inspiration from the creative processes, that are divided into different phases, sprints and tools.
Optimistic. Design thinking, like many startup methodologies, is underpinned the fundamental belief that we can all create change—no matter how big a problem, how little time, or how small a budget.