StartHub: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa

Innovation through practice, not theory.

StartHub Africa is dedicated to start and grow Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa.
We offer startup support from idea to investment-readiness in three steps.

StartHub Academy

The Academy is an eleven-weeks Design Thinking Workshop bringing your idea to market! In radically practical sessions we ban the theory and you bring your innovative idea to market.

Learn about the Academy!

StartHub Pitch Event

The Pitch Event brings the Ecosystem together. StartHub's and other startups present their efforts at the startup fair in the morning, get advisory from experts and meet the entre├╝reneurship ecosystem to network.


StartHub Catalyzer

The Catalyzer is for those chasing growth. The Catalyzer helps with startup growth and prepares for investment. Startups receive mentorship as well as guidance for personal growth and leadership.

Learn about the Catalyzer!

Experience StartHub:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship made in Africa!

We our startups. And their customers love them! Here are two of the 40 startups created through StartHub until now!


Horelo operates the "My Cents" App, an IT-solution for record keeping for small and medium scale businesses in Uganda.

    "StartHub was the necessary piece of the puzzle to bring our years-old idea to life. The Customer-centric approach was key to understanding the actual needs of our customers, SMEs in Uganda."


StartHub IT-award winner 2018



Proud part of the StartHub Family!


Afrika21 designs fashionable clothes and makes accessories with a touch of African culture.

    "Through StartHub we learned that offering a product is like running an experiment. Through engaging our customers from idea stage onwards, we learned so much about the styles they really want.

At our Entrepreneurship Events, we bring the Innovation Ecosystem together!

Startups, investors, advisors and the general public enjoy product exhibitions and pitches!

StartHub's success since 2017!


21 Facilitators trained in Design Thinking!


7 Ugandan Universities run our innovation curriculum!


280 Students have started a business since 2017!

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