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New incubation and innovation hub for African entepreneurs launches in Johannesburg.

by Weddy Thuranira
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Unicorn Group, a pan-African investment company focused on innovative ideas, start-ups, and early-stage enterprises in Africa’s technology and technology-enabled sectors, has launched a campus in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Unicorn incubation and innovation campus seeks to house an entrepreneurial ecosystem under one roof and assist African entrepreneurs in bringing their ambitious ideas to reality.

Users of the Unicorn Incubation Campus will have access to a variety of resources, including technology, high-speed internet, management coaching, pitch training, a pool of international and national experts, resident mentors, government agencies, venture capitalists, angel investors, and other stakeholders, who will provide African start-ups and innovators with unparalleled access to the tools, talent, and funding.

“The Unicorn Incubation Campus reiterates our commitment towards spurring innovation and empowering entrepreneurs to identify and build sustainable and competitive companies that will contribute to the economic growth of Africa,” says Dr. Akintoye Akindele, Chairman Unicorn Group.

“We are very excited that is happening in South Africa as Platform Capital and Unicorn Group have invested in a few South Africa businesses (Merge and Elite Career Solutions) and we look forward to investing in more sustainable South African businesses.”

The new campus seeks to foster and host an entrepreneurial ecosystem, with a particular focus on assisting African entrepreneurs in launching new company ideas and products.

Users of the campus will have 24-hour access to services such as high-speed internet, management coaching, pitch training, government agencies, venture capitalists, and a variety of other vital tools for entrepreneurs to kick-start their business concepts. This includes access to investors who may be willing to invest in the proposed startups and early-stage businesses, effectively providing a crutch of support for many African firms.

The successful establishment of Unicorn Incubation Campuses in Lagos, Accra, and Dallas prompted the launch of the new campus in South Africa. All of these campuses expanded their operations earlier this year.

The Unicorn Group is a Pan-African investment organization that focuses on assisting the growth of startups, early-stage enterprises, and tech-enabled businesses across the African continent. It has offices in South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico, and the United States.

“As Africans continue to innovate and position the continent as an increasingly attractive destination for investment, competition on the global stage, and technology-based solutions, Unicorn Group is pleased to support an ecosystem that will empower entrepreneurs to bring their ambitious ideas to life and propel us toward the Africa we desire,” concludes Dr. Akintoye Akindele.

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