About Us

You have finally arrived at the door step to your future by making a brave decision of being an entrepreneur. The first steps you take to put your business into action can determine whether your idea succeeds, or becomes one of the high number of failed start-ups. Startup Academy is the platform you need to launch your idea.

We offer aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to move from idea stage to becoming an early stage entrepreneur, equipped with crucial skills for being a successful change maker through entrepreneurship.

Our programs are strategically focused at developing your basic entrepreneurship skills, inspire an entrepreneurial mindset, and equip you with core business literacy. We diligently take you through a well executed ideation process, using tested scientific methodology geared towards helping you develop and discover a customer base, test your product or service by using as few resources as possible, and decide whether to pivot or persevere. We guide you through the process of rectifying start up mistakes, while enabling you to learn early rather than later about your future customers.

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
– Albert Schweitzer

Background

Startup Academy was founded in 2016, with a mission to help reduce the level of unemployment among the youth of Africa. We have always been driven by the need to empower young people with skills needed for them to be innovative creators of solutions to problems existing in all communities. We have been involved with developing and delivering entrepreneurship skills programs in South Africa’s township areas, amongst others.

We have developed talented entrepreneurs through the process of engaging high school and university aspiring entrepreneurs, and equipping them with essential start up skills that have empowered them to create innovative solutions to everyday problems. We have always been committed to creating a platform where the future is equipped talented and skilled entrepreneurs ready to inspire innovation through enterprise development.

Through our consultative partnerships with a number of organizations, Startup Academy has coached over 315 aspiring entrepreneurs through enterprise development contact sessions, virtual start up sessions, digital enterprise programs, experiential programs and start up workshops.

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VALUES WE LIVE BY

Vision

A vibrant community of highly skilled entrepreneurs solving problems through entrepreneurship.

Mission

Empower entrepreneurs with start-up skills training and experiential opportunities.

Pillars

Ubuntu

Entrepreneurs know that they are individuals existing within a diverse community where they must show a care and empathy in all societies.

Innovation

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.

Diligence

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

Partnership

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

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