We are passionate about connecting entrepreneurs in the developing world with the resources they need to build lasting social enterprises. As part of that initiative, rise regularly hosts events that serve to build awareness and to harness the knowledge and resources of a worldwide professional community, who shares our passion and commitment.
Why attend rise events? It is a unique opportunity to meet highly successful professionals in design and construction, all while supporting a worthy cause. We hope to see you soon!
Monthly guest lectures & film screenings in Maseru, Lesotho
BOND Events in USA, South America, Europe, Middle East
rise in the City 2020-1
Online | 2021 | Learn More
rise in the city 2020-1 is our biggest virtual networking event yet! 50 sponsors invest $2,000 per building block and in return enjoy a productive one-on-one meeting with their chosen top ranking international architecture firm who sign up to mentor the first 50 entrepreneurs to become members of the Enterprise Hub in Lesotho whilst delivering an impressive ROI to their business!
rise in the City 2018
Maseru | February 8, 2019 | Learn More
Our competition this year was to design affordable housing solutions for Lesotho’s growing capital Maseru. Entries came from architecture students and recent graduates from over 30 countries. Each student was paired with a mentor from an architecture firm. Finalists are being exhibited at Alliance Francaise in Maseru until March 8th when the winner will be announced.
rise in the City 2017
New York City | October 25, 2017 | Learn More
Our inaugural competition featuring an art competition, exhibit and auction, all focused on catalyzing social enterprises in Africa. Over 300 influencers in design and construction joined together to learn how architecture combined with social enterprise can solve poverty problems in the developing world.