StartHub Africa: Livelihoods and jobs through entrepreneurship

Why entrepreneurship? Why East Africa? How do we achieve our goals? What have we done so far?

20 million jobs must be created on the African continent each year.

This is the amount of youth coming to the job market every year (ILO, 2018). Established companies and organizations cannot provide employment in these numbers. In most African countries, business creation rates are much higher than in other countries around the world – even in Europe or America. Though, the rate of informality and failure is much higher. Those enterprises are often side-businesses and don’t provide much formal employment. New growth-oriented businesses, especially in labor-intensive sectors, are necessary to provide the needed jobs.

Learn how we reach our impact:

Building a Startup Pipeline
We run Design-Thinking Startup workshops to help entrepreneurs to start with guidance and not waste time building their ideas.
Supporting with Growth
We support startups throughout their growth to build companies that can provide employment to even more people.
Building the Startup Ecosystem
We plug gaps in existing entrepreneurship ecosystems. We identify talents through scale. We train, connect & link to investors and partners.

Our impact partners help us succeed

It is the future to prove us right.

We started in Uganda.
To scale across Africa.

Students trained
347
Trainers trained
23
Startups Created
59
Teams in incubation
6

The question now: What can YOU do?

We are an ecosystem builder. We know no competitors, we are all partners in building a strong Ubuntu ("the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity") movement. Let us build the future together, let us change lives. Everyone can be part, everyone can support through their means and abilities.

“Entrepreneurship is the single biggest driver of job creation and growth in any economy, which in turn are the underpinnings of political stability and healthy societies. Whether it is helping post-conflict states recover, reigniting growth in stagnant economies, or uncovering new investment opportunities, entrepreneurship development plays a critical role.”

Steven Koltai
Global Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Builder
Offer our trainings.

Does your educational institution or NGO want to run entrepreneurship trainings?

Run our trainings.
Find investment Opportunities.

Get to know our startups. Sign up to find out about investment opportunities.

Join as investor.
Donate & Sponsor

Until financial sustainability, every support in topping up our budget helps.

Contribute to the cause
Become a Coach.

Have you ever started a business? Do you want to pass on your experience?

Become a volunteer coach!
Become Ecosystem partner.

Are you also building Entrepreneurship Ecosystems? Let's work together.

Join as Ecosystem partner!
Become a Trainer!

Are you passionate about teaching? Receive training and guide others.

Become a volunteer trainer!

Contact us!

Kampala, Uganda.

uganda@starthubafrica.org

Kigali, Rwanda.

rwanda@starthubafrica.org