About Us

About us

Startup Academy is an entrepreneurship skills training institution based in Milpark, Johannesburg. We offer a 21st century entrepreneurship training program to the youth of Southern Africa.

Our Startup Gap Year seeks to develop an entrepreneurial mindset in young people through experiential learning. Our curriculum is in line and registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The New Venture Creation curriculum is an NQF level 4 Further Education and Training certificate geared towards equipping young minds with entrepreneurial tools.

The aim of the Startup Gap Year program is to enable young people to gain essential entrepreneurial skills through creating a new ventures.




  • Develop and nurture an entrepreneurial mindset in the youth of South Africa.
  • Reduce the scourge of unemployment for youth in South Africa

 Mission statement

  • Develop entrepreneurial thinkers by exposing them to practical experiences of entrepreneurship
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of entrepreneurial ventures.




Entrepreneurs know that they are people who are not only individuals, but exist within a community where they must show a caring and sharing attitude.


Entrepreneurs know in every marketplace, innovative ideas, concepts, and processes are essential to the continued success of any company.

Personal Integrity

Entrepreneurs proudly uphold the values of honesty, truthfulness and sincerity, while remaining fair and ethical in even the most difficult situations.


Entrepreneurs show care and thorough work or effort in their duties.


The success of an entrepreneur is largely due to the partnerships they forge.


Entrepreneurs firmly believe that a strong moral code is a key component towards earning trust in their business, both internally and externally.

Vision and Mission


Meet the Team

Mission statement

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