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Our mission is to help professionals in East Africa escape the cycle of underemployment by equipping them with the knowledge, tools, and resources to succeed as entrepreneurs.

Our vision is to create an ecosystem of high-performing startup founders throughout East Africa who are positioned to scale their businesses and transform their local communities. 

SHIFT Enterprise Academy

Empowers individuals with essential skills and knowledge to succeed in their vocation by providing comprehensive upskilling programs.

#TheSHIFTApproach is a transformative learning model designed by SHIFT Enterprise Academy to empower individuals with the skills, mindset, and resources needed to succeed as entrepreneurs in the digital age. This approach is rooted in experiential learning, mentorship, and a supportive ecosystem.


The SHIFT program design encompasses several interconnected elements that collectively drive change at multiple levels, ranging from the individual to the community, institution, and system levels.

Upcoming Events

  • SHIFT Launch Pad - 2023
    SHIFT Launch Pad - 2023
    Membership Offer
    Thu, Dec 28
    Hybrid Event
    Dec 28, 2023, 9:00 AM GMT+3 – Dec 30, 2023, 5:00 PM GMT+3
    Hybrid Event
    A semi-annual three-day intensive boot camp and accelerator program that empowers startups and small businesses to enter new markets or launch products. Training covers time management, financial forecasting for growth, and fostering a champion mindset, with collaboration encouraged for planning.




SHIFT's multi-level program design aims to create a comprehensive impact. By fostering entrepreneurship at individual, community, institution, and system levels, we promote economic growth, empower individuals, and influence urban development. The resulting ripple effects extend beyond entrepreneurs to their households and communities, contributing to broader societal resilience and prosperity. This aligns seamlessly with the foundational goals of using technology and education to drive intergenerational mobility across Africa and less developed demographics. 

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