TMS Ruge


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TMS Ruge is passionate about innovation. Ruge has over a decade of experience helping African and international organizations, including clients like the World Bank, use design, social media and technology to engage with the public, maintain a competitive edge and foster a global presence.

Ruge is the founder of a number of businesses and initiatives working on cutting-edge solutions for social change. He is the founder and CEO of Raintree Farms, an agriculture business in his hometown of Masindi, Uganda, as well as the co-founder of, a money transfer platform, and Hive Colab, Uganda’s first technology incubator.

Ruge, recipient of a 2012 Champion of Change Award from the White House, is a respected contributor on Africa’s renaissance. His articles have appeared in major media outlets including the Guardian, New York Times, CNN and the Globe and Mail.

Born in Uganda and raised in East Africa and the US, Ruge believes in a connected and socially conscious global community.

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