2013 Conference and Gala


Save the date and plan to attend our 2013 Conference and Gala!


Erastus Mongare’s invitation to the conference video:

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Mangu High School Wins Diamond Challenge


The University of Delaware and StartUpAfrica are partnering to offer a truly remarkable opportunity to high-school age students in Kenya. Through this program, young people will develop new business ideas, gain valuable knowledge & skills, and compete for a share of the Challenge’s prize pool.

Mangu High School from Kenya participated and won in this years Diamond Challenge completion. Read Students’ businesses weighed in competition in the news for more about it.

To register for 2014 competition, please visit http://africa.diamondchallenge.org/index.html.

Congratulatory Message – Erastus Mong’are Wins “HEAD OF STATE COMMENDATION” In the 2012 Kenya National Awards


On behalf of Kenya Embassy in Washington D.C., I wish to convey our heartiest congratulations to Mr. David Karangu, Atlanta (GA) and Mr. Erastus Mong’are, Newark (DE) on winning the 2012 Kenya National Awards: The Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear and the Head of State Commendation, respectively.

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Elkanah Odembo



Are you a young entrepreneur, aged 15 – 35, ready to start your own business? StartUpAfrica exists as your “go to” resource and we can help you bring your business ideas to life. We support your efforts from pre-launch to growth and expansion, while staying with you throughout the life-cycle of your businesses by providing pre and post-launch coaching, financing, mentoring, incubation space and other business resources.

At StartUpAfrica, we understand the uniqueness of your business ideas and the potential you have. The different programs we offer are meant to support you based on your individual needs. We invite you to view our programs here to see the one that best meets your needs. Read More



StartUpAfrica is the go-to place for everything you need to know about youth entrepreneurship, but we offer more than the resources that youth need to be successful entrepreneurs. Our established relationships with different stakeholders ranging from government entities to businesses and entrepreneurship-focused organizations are our pride while offering training, coaching, mentoring, financing and vast business resources to aspiring youth entrepreneurs like you. Events like our signature business and entrepreneurship conference, entrepreneur awards gala, idea generation competition and on-going entrepreneurs round-tables  are all designed to motivate and inspire tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and business leaders like you. Read More


Press Release: Wilmington, DE, Monday, March 2013


Kenyan High School Students to Compete at StartUpAfrica’s Diamond Challenge-Africa Competition


StartUpAfrica is pleased to announce the launch of the Diamond Challenge Competition aimed at African high school students. The pilot initiative is being held in Kenya with the goal of expansion to other parts of Africa in 2014.
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