Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Hive?

Hive is a global community of conscious leaders, CEOs and Entrepreneurs, collaborating to create a better world which is based on authentic community, global inclusion, and meaningful purpose. Hive was founded in January 2014 in San Francisco CA, USA, and has grown to Hive Africa, Hive Asia, Hive Australia, Hive Europe, and Hive North America with over 4000+ influential members from 135 countries.


What is the Hive mission?

Hive’s mission is to create a deeply interconnected community of leaders and entrepreneurs working together on creating a better world in each major global city.

Why was Hive created?

The Hive community was founded in 2014 in order to deepen authentic community among leaders in the business, government, scientific, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors who were deeply passionate about creating a better world and communities and wanted to support each other throughout the journey.

Who comes to the Hive Global Leaders Program?

Every couple months, Hive hosts extraordinary global leaders for a transformative 3-day event called Hive Global Leaders Program. So far, we’ve convened 4000+ entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators from over 135 countries around the globe and have received over 20,000 applications. We are specifically looking for leaders who are committed to making a big impact in the world.

Over 80% of attendees are CEOs, and leaders of their organizations. By intentional design, 50% of Hive attendees are female and 50% are male. Regardless of their backgrounds, what each attendee has in common is a shared passion for creating a better world.

Is Hive for me?

Hive is for you if you are an ambitious leader who is deeply committed to service and to making a positive impact in the world.


We have designed Hive to make you a better leader who achieves more through your work. At Hive, you will learn from our transformational leadership curriculum, be inspired and moved by leaders like you, build your network across sectors, and reflect on your deeper purpose. You’ll have the opportunity to gain clarity on your biggest desires and goals, and you’ll learn tools and habits that will help you lead an impactful life personally and professionally. Hive gives you a lifelong network of purpose-driven leaders who will help you achieve your vision.

At each Hive there are innovators and leaders from many fields including science, technology, engineering, journalism, activism, design, education, public service, philanthropy, finance, business, entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship. We strive for our programs to be as diverse as possible across gender, race, and geography.

I received an invitation to join Hive. How did you find me?

As part of growing the Hive community around the world, we have built a research team that identifies leaders in the social enterprise, business, government, science, philanthropy, the arts, and entrepreneurship fields who are working on creating a better world, solving big challenges, and working on community issues who we then invite to attend.

We look through all the various events/conferences/programs to identify leaders who keep coming up and we think would be a good addition to the Hive community of people who deeply care about the world. We then manually research each person and invite them to join the community.

Is there an age minimum or maximum? What is the average age?

We are bringing together extraordinary leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators from around the world. In past programs the average age has been around 33 however participants so far have ranged from 21-65. We welcome all mission-driven leaders ages 19 and above to join. Apply Now


What happens at Hive GLP?

Hive enables high-impact leaders like you to discover and clarify your purpose through three-day workshops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nigeria and Boston and many more which is called the Hive Global Leaders Program.

The Hive Global Leaders Program (GLP) is a 3-day world class program on transformative leadership community, integrating elements of entrepreneurship, purpose, life design, wellness, the arts, authentic relating, personal development, and global systems thinking

We bring together 100 to 150 leaders from 30+ countries for each program. Just being in such a diverse room of thought creates some extraordinary opportunities for connection.

Once you have clarity on your purpose (your personal mission for the next phase of your life), we help you create a detailed execution plan to achieve your purpose and your goals.

What we specialize in is helping leaders and innovators discover their purpose and then join or build teams to create solutions to humanity’s most pressing challenges in fields like renewable energy, global education, basic needs access, mindfulness and wellness, water, the environment, peace and conflict resolution, refugee settlement, leadership coaching, technology, engineering, design, healthcare, biotechnology, finance, government, AI, robotics and many more. You can read about our curriculum here.

At the end of Hive, Participants will leave Hive inspired but also rooted in a new calm presence. They will feel grounded in new habits and new ways of living happy and healthy lives of gratitude and joy.

How many people attend the Hive Global Leaders Program?

The Hive Global Leaders Program has grown from 32 attendees in January 2014 to 250 attendees in August 2018. Most programs now have between 100 and 200 attendees to ensure intimacy and close connection.


What is the tuition price to attend Hive Africa GLP? 

The standard tuition for the Hive Global Leaders Program in Africa is $1500.However we are offering an early bird price of $650 which allows us to break even on event and staff costs.


We do not make a profit on the events as we have subsidized them to invest in the long-term community and in scholarships.  Apply now. 


Tuition includes:

Entry to the entire three-day Hive Global Leaders Program (speakers, lectures, discussions, and participatory content).

Welcome Reception Dinner
Coffee break and Lunch for three workshop day’s
Grand farewell dinner

The tuition price does not include accommodation or transportation costs, and airfare. However, we will be able to facilitate you with accommodation options. Please note that as per government requirements, we are responsible for the accommodation and logistics of foreign attendees for which we have arranged the most cost-effective solutions. More details will be provided to you once you complete the registration.

Hive begins with reception dinner beginning at 7 pm on the arrival day and ends with a Hive Alumni Reception from 7pm to 9pm on the final day.

If your organization is interested in sponsoring Hive Global Leaders Program and providing scholarships for people to attend please contact us or call +234-8020951116.

Where should I book lodging?

All Hive registered attendees can book their accommodation on  few weeks before the event. We strongly recommend the host hotel in Kigali, Rwanda).


What is your refund policy?

We do not currently allow for refunds for any registrations as we use those funds to produce and execute each event. However, in case of visa rejection, Hive will transfer your registration to an upcoming event in the same region.

Hive allows transfers from one scheduled event to another event of the same program content (i.e. a global leaders program can be swapped with another global leaders program) provided that the attendee provide Hive Global with 14 days’ notice and that event has availability (Applicable to full registration payment).

Are you looking to sponsor?

Hive is currently looking for sponsors to cover the costs of the event and provide scholarship funding. Contact us at or +234-8020951116 if you are interested in sponsoring.

Who created Hive?

Hive was founded by Ryan Allis who acts as the Chairman of Hive Global. We began working on Hive in 2014 with a vision to create the world’s most impactful community of leaders and entrepreneurs working to create a better world. Now the vision extends to Africa as Hive Africa, and other part with so much to offer in transforming the African continent this is led by Grace Osula and Her Team.

What is Hive’s Long Term Vision?

When we imagine the future, we see a happy, healthy, and sustainable world in which everyone around the world can pursue their dreams. We wish to deepen the interconnection among leaders who care in every major city in the world.

We are convening and connecting the leaders who will re-imagine the 21st century and work together to create a happy, healthy, and sustainable world. We are pragmatic optimists who believe the future is bright, with many challenges to overcome to get there.

We see building Hive as a small part in helping to usher in a world that works for everyone and everything. We’re just 4 years into our plan, and we’re excited to have you join us.

What if I have more questions?

Please call us or send us a mail, we would love to hear from you!