Developed by the Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) (PAUWES) with the support of the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), the PAU-MDE aims to strengthen youth’s capacity on the continent with innovative business ideas in the mini-grid sector with technical and entrepreneurial skills for the creation of smart microgrid businesses and start-ups in Africa. PAU-MDE’s curriculum can be described as an Entrepreneurship Incubator. It integrates actors, stakeholders and specificities of innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems in the continent (Tech-Hubs, Fab-Labs/Maker space, Mentoring and Business Angels, Pitch, Competition, etc.) with strengths of higher education systems geared toward skills and competences for the setup of start up in a flexible and agile manner.
The AfriLabs Academy is an initiative of AfriLabs and implemented under the AfriLabs Capacity Building Programme that is designed to equip African Hub managers and staff with the training and management skills needed to improve their ability and capacity to support the growing number of startups and MSMEs in their communities.
VC4A Startup Academy is an online resource for the next generation of startup founders. It provides access to the latest theoretical and expert insights, tools and methodologies to not only get your startup off the ground, but also ensure that it thrives.