University Entrepreneurship Program
We offer students a 9 weeks practical entrepreneurship academy together with our partner universities in Uganda and Rwanda. StartHub Africa trainers guide students to start their own business already during the training without a lot of capital. Students attend one practical session of 3 hours each week and work during the week on their business.
After the training, they are invited to present their business at the nation-wide StartHub Pitch-Event. Then, you can apply to get weekly mentorship from experts and 4 Million UGX investment in the StartHub Catalyzer.
StartHub Africa offers a highly practical training that enables participants in all kind of business domains. This training empowers participants to start a business that solves an actual problem and is financially profitable and scalable.
StartHub Africa offers a highly practical training that enables participants in all kind of business domains. This training empowers participants to start a business that solves an actual problem and is financially profitable and scalable. Using Design-Thinking methods adapted to the local context, we enable students to think outside the box and to implement innovative ideas. Read yourself through our 9 sessions listed below.
Great entrepreneurs are passionate and use their strengths. In session 1 students are guided to discover their own personality and generate business ideas based on their passion and skills.
Entrepreneurs don’t simply sell something. They create value and solve a real problem. In week 2, Students spot problems outside class and turn them into opportunities.
A great idea is not enough, a business needs to be profitable. StartHub provides students with easy methods to quickly calculate if their business ideas can become profitable and scalable in the long-run.
In week 4 Students start working on their own business. They choose a customer segment and a problem they want to solve. Additionally they learn to conduct problem interviews and market research.
To solve the discovered problems, students are guided through design-thinking-methods to generate innovative business ideas and to come up with a first paper prototype.
After conducting solution interviews with the paper prototype, students build the first minimum version of their product to collect further customer feedback.
A great product is not enough. The entire business model around must be working. Students are guided to develop a first business model and to test it immediately while getting their first customers.
While students continue working on their business model, they learn how to give a great pitch-presentation that convinces investors, potential customers and supporters.