kLab provides an open space for IT entrepreneurs to collaborate and innovate in Kigali, Rwanda

kLab, ICT Park, 6th Floor
Boulevard de l'Umuganda, Kacyiru
February 21st, 2014

You may not know this, but the kLab is run by an all volunteer board which helps guide the long term vision of the space. To this day, the board has been composed of the founding members of the kLab, each having contributed significantly towards making the space a reality. These members sacrificed a great deal to bring the kLab to where it is today, but the time has come for some of us to step down to make space for new ideas, energy and innovation.

Four board seats are coming up for reelection in the next month and I'd love ...

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January 06th, 2014

The call comes in at around, 1 PM on a Wednesday afternoon, I am having lunch. The caller sounds somewhat hurried; he is not hot on introducing himself. “The Young Presidents are in town,” he says.
“The young who?” I ask.
“Be at the basement of Telecom House at 5 PM,” he goes on ignoring my question.
My line of work doesn’t allow me to feel sweet about such calls, so at a few minutes to 5 I am taking the stairs to the Telecom house board room.

And there were members of the young presidents’ organization and a few Rwandan ...

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October 26th, 2013

Dr Armen Orujyan, PhD Founder Athgo Corporation held a one hour discussion with kLab members on the evening of 26th October 2013.

Armen serves on the United Nations venerated Broadband Commission for Digital Development and is also a mentor for youth and solutions building for entrepreneurs.

He held a discussion with kLab members on issues like the essence of networking, hardwork, knowledge and co-working in tech business.

"You need to focus on having the knowledge first. 1/3 of businesses fail not because they lack funds but because they lacked an understanding of a particular aspect of their businesses" said Dr Armen

Armen advised ...

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October 26th, 2013

Rarely you will notice a computer programmer walking with hardware, wires and breadboards to a hackathon.

On 19th October 2013, a team of four walked into the Rwanda National ICT4AG Hackathon with an arduino microcontroller. And on the evening of 20th October, the same team walked out of the hackathon with a brand new retina display Macbook Pro award.

This Arduino team that worn the first prize composed of Dukundane Gashongore Prince, Muramira Hilary, Basomingera Robert and IGIRANEZA Origene who developed an electronic gadget that tests soil fertility and gives recommendation of the missing soil nutrients.

The gadget also has a ...

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September 19th, 2013

Over 600 young participants from 68 countries, Rwanda included, met in San José, Costa Rica from 9-11 September 2013 attending The International Telecommunication Union’s BYND2015 Global Youth Summit. Over 4000 others joined the discussion virtually from 50 hubs in 30 countries in self-organized workshops. This allowed a generation of 1000 unique ideas through crowdsourcing platforms. In this digital era where social media are revolutionizing things, tens of thousands of people joined the conversation via social media with a combined reach on Twitter alone of over 16 million. The online conversation took place in 74 languages, where education, health and access ... Read more comment(s)