StartHub Africa
and SHA Consulting Group

Our Vision is that “African entrepreneurs shape Africa’s future”.
At StartHub Africa, our mission is to empower African entrepreneurs to shape the continent’s future. We firmly believe that the key to Africa’s prosperity lies in the hands of its innovators
and visionaries.

Building Investable Pipeline

To realize our vision, we have undertaken a multifaceted approach. Firstly, we focus on building an investable pipeline by identifying and nurturing the best talents emerging from universities in the fields of technology and manufacturing.
Our commitment to talent development is unwavering, ensuring that the next generation of African entrepreneurs is equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to drive meaningful change.

Empowering Early-Stage Ventures in Tech and Manufacturing

To realize our vision, we have undertaken a multifaceted approach. Firstly, we focus on building an investable pipeline by identifying and nurturing the best talents emerging from universities in the fields of technology and manufacturing.
Our commitment to talent development is unwavering, ensuring that the next generation of African entrepreneurs is equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to drive meaningful change.

SHA Consulting Group

We support organizations to reach their impact targets and to become more innovative and user focused in all their operations, products, and services. Our methodologies and broad background in all fields of venture building, entrepreneurship education, and corporate innovation allow us to deliver high-quality results to your needs.

StartHub Africa Agenda 2033 and the SDGs.

Our Core Values and How We Work

StartHub Team
Co-Founder and Program Design

Laura Althaus

Timothy Maenda
Venture Associate

Timothy Maenda

Manufacturing Lead

Esther Nafula

Consultant

Joshua Daaki

Consultant & Country Lead Tanzania

Shakila Mshana

Co-Founder & Teamlead Catalyzer

Matthias Möbius

Bonita Nanziri
Venture Associate

Bonita Nanziri

Student Club Coordinator

Gerald Geria

Andrew Kakinda
Projects Team Lead/Project Manager

Andrew Kakinda

Finance and Administration

Joshua Mutama

Innovation Manager

Noah Mesfin

Lucky Kyomuhangi

Viva Atwijukire

Agriculture specialist

Jeremy Thadeus Moye

Assistant Project Manager

Derrick Mugabi

Venture Associate-Tech and Manufacturing

Cynthia Nambooze

Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

Wakyaya Jacob Mordecai

Co-Founder and Program Design

Laura Althaus

Timothy Maenda

Venture Associate

Timothy Maenda

Timothy holds a degree in Accounting and Business Management as well as years of experience working with and investing in Ugandan and Kenyan SMEs.

Manufacturing Lead

Esther Nafula

Nafula Esther Beatrice has 7 years experience working in the startup ecosystem, with expertise in business operations, business development, customer service, and management. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Makerere University Business School and is currently leading the manufacturing track at StartHub. Nafula’s experience spans consumer services, tech industry, retail, health care, sales, procurement, logistics, CRM, and manufacturing, showcasing her versatile skill set and leadership capabilities.

Consultant

Joshua Daaki

Consultant & Country Lead Tanzania

Shakila Mshana

Shakila is the country lead and co-founder for Tanzania and leads the team, university, and incubation programs in Tanzania.

Co-Founder & Teamlead Catalyzer

Matthias Möbius

Matthias sees Entrepreneurship as a tool to improve systems and bring one’s vision of the future to life. Passionate about working with innovators that are shaping the future.

Bonita Nanziri

Venture Associate

Bonita Nanziri

Student Club Coordinator

Gerald Geria

Driven by a desire to have a lasting impact on the African continent, Gerald is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs bring their ideas to fruition. He thrives at and enjoys working at the intersection of challenges, ideas, and people.

Andrew Kakinda

Projects Team Lead/Project Manager

Andrew Kakinda

Andrew brings over 6 years of experience in project management, specializing in the design and implementation of projects focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and employability. With a background in civil engineering, he seamlessly integrates construction management principles into project execution, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness

Finance and Administration

Joshua Mutama

Joshua holds a degree in accounting and finance. He is a growth enthusiast, capacity builder, and entrepreneur. He is passionate about helping young adults to reach their full potential

Innovation Manager

Noah Mesfin

Noah is a student of the Makerere University faculty for engineering, passionate about supporting others to innovate and build the future.

Lucky Kyomuhangi

Lucky Kyomuhangi is an IT professional who completed her Bachelor’s degree in IT at Uganda Martyrs University. Currently, she works as an administrator at StartHub Africa, a company that empowers young people to build a better future through entrepreneurship. Lucky is passionate about personal and people growth, and she believes that everyone can achieve their full potential if they have the right mindset and support.

Viva Atwijukire

Viva Atwijukire is very passionate about helping youth and entrepreneurship . She is experienced in project management, and providing support to startups. She wants to help as many youth as she can. Viva has a bachelor’s degree in procurement and logistics management from Uganda Christian University.

Agriculture specialist

Jeremy Thadeus Moye

Realizing the need for Agriculture transformation through entrepreneurship gives me the drive to bring as much impact in this Industry. There is a huge potential of creating Jobs and future dollar billionaires in Agriculture and I am glad to be part of this movement.

Assistant Project Manager

Derrick Mugabi

Background in journalism and media studies, project management and knowledge in business.

Venture Associate-Tech and Manufacturing

Cynthia Nambooze

Cynthia is an experienced professional with a strong background in business development, investment management, entrepreneurship, and startup support. She is a passionate professional with 6+ years of experience supporting startups in East Africa. Skilled in mentoring startups, optimizing operations, and fostering growth. She is Passionate about supporting entrepreneurs, creating impact, and driving success.
As a Venture Associate at StartHub Africa, Cynthia focuses on portfolio management and provides invaluable guidance to startups, connecting them with essential resources, customers, and investors while adeptly navigating challenges. She plays an instrumental role in venture and capacity building initiatives, fostering growth and sustainability for emerging enterprises as a whole.

Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

Wakyaya Jacob Mordecai

Mordecai is an accomplished Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) professional with over 7 years of experience in designing, implementing, and managing M&E systems for education, livelihoods and social economic empowerment development projects. With a strong background in program design, program evaluation, Mordecai has a proven track record of enhancing organizational effectiveness through evidence-based decision-making. He excels in developing M&E frameworks, conducting rigorous assessments, and providing actionable recommendations to optimize project outcomes. Mordecai holds a Post Graduate Diploma in monitoring & Evaluation, a Bachelors degree in Economics & Applied Statistics and is committed to driving continuous improvement and accountability within organizations.

Quick links and
Downloads
  • StartHub Africa Profile {PDF}
  • SHA Consulting Group Profile {PDF}
  • Impact and Insights {ZIP}
  • StartHub Africa Core Values {Link}

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