Impact hub Tbilisi
Impact Hub Tbilisi (IHT) is part of the rapidly expanding global network, connected to 100+ Impact Hubs and 20,000+ members. It is a professional membership organization dedicated to individuals, enterprises, start-ups, and organizations making a positive impact in Georgia. Members benefit from an inspiring space, professional support, and a diverse community. Impact Hub Tbilisi focuses on innovative programs, events, and cutting-edge content.
An Award-winning Non-profit Newsroom That Specializes In Storytelling Innovation. Coda Story brings continuity, context and depth to coverage of the crises that shape our world. In music, a coda is a distinctive passage, usually towards the end, which defines the entire composition. In journalism, Coda is a stand-alone voice that helps to define a crisis.
Ketevan Ebanoidze is a co-founder and Co-CEO of Impact Hub Tbilisi. She currently manages the Impact Hub Tbilisi team and the constantly growing community. Ketevan is responsible for fundraising, designing and implementing programs aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among diverse communities. She co-founded ZEG Tbilisi Storytelling Festival and Pre-acceleration program for early-stage tech startups. Since 2020 She is a lecturer at Business and Technology University, where she is leading a course on Introduction to Entrepreneurship.
Prior to working at Impact Hub, Ketevan led the Media and Communication Division at the Ministry of Culture of Georgia, where she managed the high standard media communication and public relations for the Ministry, Ministry officials and for 80 entities working under the Ministry.
Ketevan is a public relations and media communications specialist with extensive experience working for a wide range of TV stations in Georgia. She graduated in Journalism from the Tbilisi State University and did her Master's degree at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs in Journalism and Media-Management. She is an alumnus of London School of Public Relations.
Developing meaningful relationships, bringing people together and helping them understand each other’s culture and objectives is Elene’s passion. She was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, but raised in Germany after her parents decided to flee the civil war in Georgia in the early nineties. After successful graduation from German high school she returned in Tbilisi in 2001 to study law and economics at the Technical University Tbilisi, with scholarships at the University in Eichstätt, Germany. During the past ten years while working in various international business organizations, she gained extensive experience of partnership building and start-up facilitation. In 2016 she co-founded Impact Hub Tbilisi to contribute to the development of entrepreneurship in Georgia and put the country on the global entrepreneurial map.
A co-founder of Coda, Natalia is an Emmy-nominee and award-winning journalist. Originally from Tbilisi, Georgia she started her career freelancing in West Africa. Since then, she had been BBC’s resident correspondent in the Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East, Washington DC and India. She has covered the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008, the war in Eastern Ukraine and reported undercover from Burma, Yemen and Uzbekistan. Her investigations into human rights abuses in Central Asia, Iraq and the United States have won her a number of awards. In addition to a career in broadcast journalism, Natalia has also written for the Guardian, Forbes magazine and the New Yorker among others.
Nanuka is a Project Manager for ZEG Tbilisi Storytelling Festival. She recently graduated from Occidental College with a double major in Media Production and Art History. Prior to joining ZEG, Nanuka worked as a Production Manager on numerous film, commercial, and music video sets. She has an extensive experience in working as an Event Manager both in Los Angeles and Tbilisi.
Nika is the Special Projects Manager for Coda Story. Prior to joining Coda, he worked as the News Editor for Civil Georgia. Before that, he worked as a Project Officer for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting's South Caucasus program, covering the South Caucasus region, as well as Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus. He holds a double BA in Journalism & Design and Global Studies from the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School in New York.
Sophiko has been an executive producer for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty since 2022. Previously she worked as video producer for Coda Story. She has over 7 years of production and journalism experience for the Georgian Public Broadcaster. Sophiko anchored the daily news at Radio Free Europe and she won the EU Press Prize for her documentary about Iraqi refugees. Sophiko has also been shortlisted for several other journalism awards.
Nutsa is a co-founder and the CEO of the event company Boobooli LTD. In 2016-2017 she devised strategies and prepared documentation for contract procurement, budgeted and monitored event funds upwards of 150K GEL. She has extensive experience running international events in Georgia, including the 2016 edition of Tbilisoba, the 2017 New Year celebrations, and the annual Christmas Market on New Tiflis. She has worked in marketing at adjarabet.com and has a Master’s degree from the SKEMA Business School of Paris.
Hearing stories from loved ones or strangers about her hometown of Sokhumi - the territory currently occupied by Russia - Tina understood that stories could help ease your pain and build an emotional connection to something you've never seen. After graduating from the Caucasus School of Business with a major in marketing, she pursued a career in marketing. Tina won several creativity competitions and worked in marketing at Space Neobank - the first digital bank in Georgia.