About xHub

Founded in 2014, xHub was started as an initiative of Center for African Leadership Studies (CALS). It was birthed from a desire to give back to the community and offer a gift of lasting value. CALS is a leadership training and management consulting firm that helps leaders at different levels achieve their potential and create better systems. The vision for xHub is rooted in the founder’s desire to offer others what he lacked growing up – mentorship. xHub is CALS’s gift of entrepreneurs to the society.

Mentorship enables growth and progress. xHub is created to be a system or environment in which young individuals have the necessary resources to grow and learn from one another and from their coaches and mentors . xHub started off as an IT incubator where young entrepreneurs come with their IT business ideas and grow them into businesses or tangible products. Information Technology was the first sector that the hub worked in because technology is the way of the future and one of the easiest ways to get out of poverty in a country like Ethiopia with 60% youth population.

As of the end of 2016, xHub has advanced in to an incubation center for social entrepreneurship. With the vision of raising local entrepreneurs to come up with innovative local solutions, xHub is a space that encourages and empowers young people to take on the challenges and issues around them and turn them into opportunities. At the hub, young entrepreneurs not only receive logistical assistance such as internet access and working space but they also receive mentorship from various professionals as they develop their ideas into businesses or products.

The hub was given the name x because x is unknown. There is no limit or scope for what can come out of this ecosystem. Members are encouraged to be creative and innovative in finding local solutions to local problems. Furthermore, the x stands to encourage entrepreneurs to embrace their failure in their growth process.

x = Innovation+ Passion+ Collaboration +Environment.


There are many things that make xHub different. Being the only organization of its kind to come out of a leadership development firm, xHub allows its members to tap into and learn from that experience. Additionally, the hub is run by local individuals who have good understanding of the community that they operate in and the issues that they face.
  • Founded in 2014, xHub is an initiative of Center for African Leadership Studies (CALS). It was birthed from a desire to give back to the community and to offer a gift of lasting value. CALS is a leadership training and management consulting company that trains people and organizations to create better systems Read More

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