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SAIS is an organisation devoted to entrepreneurs in all tech industries, all stages, from incubation, throughout the entrepreneurial lifecycle. With a global reach and a local focus, the heart of SAIS lies in its four foundational pillars.

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WHO IS

SAIS?

OUR PURPOSE

Generating, nurturing and empowering the next generation of tech entrepreneurs in Africa.

OUR MISSION

We believe tech entrepreneurs are the change agents that create wealth and impact.

Our mission is to catalyze economic growth on the African continent by connecting tech entrepreneurs to capital, skills and markets. 

OUR VISION

To be the go-to entrepreneurship community on the African continent, facilitating and enabling the growth of tech and tech-enabled start-ups. We provide a space to connect with the entrepreneurial ecosystem and showcase products and services to gain market exposure and expand a client base.

OUR VALUES

Entrepreneurs at our core

Creating a sense of belonging and support - a Tribe.

Collaborative

Forming partnerships to leverage on community strengths and amplify impact and scale

Proudly African

Solutions for Africans created by Africans

Innovative, creative and quality driven

Striving for excellence in everything we do

OUR BEHAVIOURS

To build a successful business is challenging. We embrace this challenge and offer a space for entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate and to learn from each other.

We enable start-ups to feel heard, understood and to be part of a tribe.

A tribe that:

  • Brings guidance, knowledge and skills
  • Creates solidarity with each other’s challenges and opportunities
  • Has a common dialect and culture
  • Supports and transacts with each other
  • Solves problems collectively
  • Stands collectively as we debate, discuss and grow.

OUR FOUNDATIONAL PILLARS

ORIGINATE

Source the best start-ups in Africa

Curate and implement programs to source start-ups according to specific partner criteria

SHOWCASE

Provide platforms for start-ups to promote themselves

Create platforms that showcase the latest tech and innovation trends and thought leadership

CONNECT

Bring top talent & experts together to meet & form partnerships

Match entrepreneurs & investors

Create a community to share knowledge, trends, opportunities and business support.

CAPACITATE

Grow know-how

Equip entrepreneurs with tools to grow and expand business

Host world class masterclasses and workshops, hackathons and Open Innovation Challenges that support economic growth through building the ecosystem and co-creating solutions to solve African challenges

OUR OUR PLATFORMS

EVENTS.

COMMUNITY.

ACCELERATOR.

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