Afro-centric Startup Course

Our premier startup course is a Virtual Cloud Classroom program taught by instructors from the Leaders of Africa Institute. This means you work closely with your instructors to develop your ideas and skills and plan for successful implementation.

  • Cloud Classroom meetings once per week using Zoom
  • Six weeks long with exercises reviewed and completed each week
  • Emphasis on your own business
  • All materials are provided
  • Feedback and mentorship from the instructors

Bring Your Ideas to Life

Do you have an idea that you want to transform into a tangible value-adding product or service? Join our Afro-centric startup program where you learn practical skills and tools to transform your idea into a tangible product or service and launch a successful business. The course is designed to equip you with the foundational skills every startup needs to be successful.

Create a Brand that Lasts

A brand is everything. It represents your vision and the overall mission of your business. From this course, you will learn how to build a successful brand and image that resonates with customers and expresses your product or service belief.

Engage New Customers

Every business needs customers. You can create a great product or service but if you don’t have customers, then you can’t sell your product and business failure is inevitable. Customers are the foundation of a successful business. With our startup course, you learn the tools needed to discover, engage as well as meet the needs of your customers.

Pitch Your Ideas to Investors

Now that you have developed your product or service how do you engage potential investors and make them believe in your product or service and invest in your business? In the course, you learn the skills to successfully pitch and sell your ideas to attract more funds to sustain and grow your business.

Participate in the

Afro-centric Startup Course

Application Required?


Applications Open?

September 2020

Application Deadline?

To Be Announced