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SHIFT Enterprise Academy, Inc Kicks-Off its Inaugural Cohort in East Africa

SHIFT Enterprise Academy


Press Release

East Africa, December 12, 2021 – SHIFT Enterprise Academy, Inc has taken the investment decision to launch its first virtual Academy in East Africa under the theme “Launching into E-Commerce.”

The first cohort will feature 15 Enterprisers expected to start by 15th, January, 2022. This follows a pilot program that was successfully undertaken from October 1st to November 20th, 2021.The personal development program is in line with SHIFT Enterprise Academy’s growth strategy in East Africa - which is to teach 60 Enterprisers the pillars of SHIFT, by hosting four (4) academies, four (4) idea pitch competitions, and offering seed money including advisory services to the community of enterprisers we are building in 2022.

“The decision to launch SHIFT Enterprise Academy marks the first milestone in the large-scale expansion of the SHIFT Approach. I was primarily inspired by Ambassador Arikana Chihombori - the former Permanent Representative of the African Union Mission to the USA (2010–2019) and Dr. Harnet – both of who were providing insights to African business and e-commerce.," said Ethan Brisby, Founder and Executive Director at SHIFT Enterprise Academy, Inc.

SHIFT Enterprise Academy in East Africa

SHIFT Enterprise Academy was conceived in 2010 with its primary impact in the United States of America.

In 2021, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, SHIFT Enterprise Academy kick-started its programs in East Africa with a team of five (5). The organisation operates in multiple segments within the region including: Financial Literacy, Digital Literacy, Business Development and E-Commerce.

SHIFT Enterprise Academy’s portfolio currently includes two continents – America and Africa. In 2021, the Academy’s pilot program in Uganda averaged 15 Enterprisers - ten (10) of who were Ugandan. The first cohort is expected to begin in January, 2022.

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About SHIFT Enterprise Academy, Inc

SHIFT Enterprise Academy was incorporated in 2011 by Morehouse & Texas A&M University alumnus Ethan Brisby primarily as a way to help first generation college students pay for college.

Now, SHIFT Enterprise Academy, Inc is a 501c3 not for profit organization. The organization exists to help vulnerable Enterprisers get from where they are now to where they want to be by applying the SHIFT pillars.

SHIFT Enterprise Academy Contacts

Media Relations: +1 979 272 4145 l


This press release, from which no legal consequences may be drawn, is for information purposes only. The entities in which SHIFT Enterprise Academy, Inc directly or indirectly owns investments are separate legal entities. SHIFT Enterprise Academy, Inc has no liability for their acts or omissions. The terms “organisation” or “SHIFT Enterprise Academy, Inc” refer collectively to the organisation SHIFT Enterprise Academy, Inc. Such terms are used solely for the sake of convenience for purposes of the present communication. Likewise, the words “we”, “us” and “our” may also be used to refer to subsidiaries in general or to those who work for us. This document may contain forward-looking information and statements that are based on social data. They may prove to be inaccurate in the future and are subject to change. SHIFT Enterprise Academy, Inc does not assume any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information or statement, objectives or trends contained in this document whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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WhatsApp: +1 979 272 4145

Twitter: @TeamSHIFTInc


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