Building Businesses

Scaling world-shaping startups as your confident, commercial co-builder.

We help mission driven, early-stage entrepreneurs from across the continent develop and scale their businesses.

Which program is right for you?

I'm ready to achieve impact-at-scale with my climate tech solution

I need the experience, knowledge and network to supercharge my business' growth

I want a short, focused deep dive to help test my idea or grow my business

BUILDER SPRINTS

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Our business building programs
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We help Africa's most interesting startups search for product-market-fit or raise the capital to fight another day. The program is open to any startup from across the continent but will always have at least 25% of its cohort focused on the commercialisation of Pan-African university technology.  

Our 11-month program kicks off with a Gap Analysis to determine the most pressing needs of the business. It then provides the human capital necessary to execute on clear deliverables all for a small advisory fee. Startups may gain access to up to $20,000 of capital at the discretion of SU LaunchLab. They can also hire the team to execute fundraising and executive hiring for a fee. 

We build a highway to Series A for Pan-African climate tech startups dedicated to reaching product-market-fit or raising the capital to keep striving for it. 

Our 11-month program invests $20,000 USD of financial capital to extend runway. It then contributes $20,000 USD of in-kind advisory to provide commercial, financial and human resource expertise. This allows technical founders to do what they do best - create. 

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Intense 2-week sprints are open to any and all startups from across that continent. They are aimed to achieve maximum impact at a minimum cost of both time and capital.

Sprints focus on three critical startups needs: raising mission aligned funding, driving commercial sales and hiring for scale. 

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