What is Africa Street MBA?

Africa Street MBA is an entrepreneurial platform that provides an integrated business support for start-ups and small businesses through capacity building, mentorship, business development services and funding for young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas or early-stage ventures.
Our impact

The programme seeks to impact young people with world-class business knowledge based on top MBA curriculum and entrepreneurial course content.

Bridge the business gap

Africa Street MBA has been designed to bridge the business knowledge gap and help young people from poor backgrounds, and young people with low education to also have the opportunity to build a world-class enterprise.

The youth are our priority

Overall, the Africa Street MBA will impact 10,000 young people annually through its community (SME Hub) which encompasses activities including but not limited to events, accelerator programmes, mentorship, training, workshops/seminars and seed funding.

Africa Street MBA seeks to achieve the following specific objectives:

Increase in-country business knowledge among the youth thereby empowering the youth to be world-class entrepreneurs.
Reduce the start-up failure rate in Africa by providing platforms to entrepreneurs to access business education, technical and business advisory services, funding and access markets.
Empower the youth through entrepreneurship to be agents of change in reducing unemployment rate in Africa and beyond.

Benefits of Africa Street MBA:

MBA Curriculum

World-class business training based on top MBA curriculum

Seed Funding

Seed funding (grant) for ultimate pitch winners and potential investments for accelerated businesses

Access to mentors

Access to insightful and influential mentors

Africa Street MBA Community

Become a member of the SME Hub (Africa Street MBA Community) and gain access to entrepreneurial content and network with other entrepreneurs

Who Can Apply to the Accelerator Program (Ghana Cohort 1):

  • You must have a business idea or early-stage business (operational within 2 years)
  • You must be between the ages of 15 – 35 years
  • Must be a Ghanaian or Foreign National living in Ghana
  • Females and people with disability are encouraged to apply
  • Readiness to commit to a 12-week accelerator program
  • Access to smartphone/tablet/computer is required

How to apply:

The Africa Street MBA Accelerator program is open to everyone. The program is competitive and goes through a selection process by a panel of professionals from a wide variety of industries to determine individuals that are best fit for the program.


To apply, click on the Apply Now button on the header and follow the instructions to apply. Alternatively,
Click here to apply.
Application deadline is 28th February 2023.


Selection Criteria:

Sectorial Structure:

  • Business ideas or early-stage businesses in all sectors
  • 50% of informal sector businesses 
  • 50% of formal sector businesses


Gender Balance:

  • 40% male entrepreneurs
  • 60% female entrepreneurs



  • Age: 15 – 35 years
  • Must reside in Ghana
  • Readiness to commit to a 12-week accelerator programme



  1. Initial project workshop (info sessions)
  2. General training for all applicants 
  3. Pitch competition to shortlist applicants into the Africa Street MBA Accelerator Program
  4. 12 weeks Accelerator Program for 10 – 20 applicants
  5. 6 months management consulting services for all accelerated businesses
  6. Pitch competition to select winners for funding
  7. Induction of all applicants into the Africa Street MBA SME Hub (an entrepreneurial community) and granting access to educational resources to assist the youth in their entrepreneurial journey.