About Us

Startup Academy South Africa is an entrepreneurship skills training institution that aims to develop a new generation of job creators and problem solvers.

Our Startup Gap Year program allows participants to engage in New Venture Creation, while developing entrepreneurial thinking traits through experiential learning activities.

This exciting gap year experience also offers participants a chance to gain startup experience through our job shadow program and learn how to co-create solutions for their community's most pressing problems through the community service requirement.






  • 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.