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We’re entrepreneurs, advisers and drivers of change

We have lived through similar experiences, we got incredible mentors & overcame them - now, it is our turn to do the same.

BizSkills Academy is a social enterprise that has created a scalable virtual incubation program. We partner with existing government, private sector and international organizations to help deliver customized and sector specific experiential entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship training programs, providing access to tools and a virtual workspace to empower beneficiaries to develop their own ideas into potential business opportunities.
The goal is to unlock the potential of the young entrepreneurs guiding them into the creation of millions of new start-ups, which will in turn help them create millions of jobs.

OUR MISSION

Turning job seekers into job creators, intrapreneurs, and community change agents through entrepreneurial innovation programs.

OUR VISION

Create 10,000 startups, who will in turn create 30,000 quality jobs by 2025.

Our Values

Collective impact approach

We believe there is no single institution no matter the amount of resources at its disposal, that has the capacity to help Africa produce the 350 million jobs required by 2035, help reduce inequalities between men and women or help to curb the gender pay gap and many more other important social issues. We believe working complementarily with partners through existing platforms like SDGs helps both the people and organizations who want to contribute to making the world a better place for all to achieve it without duplicating efforts.

The blended value spirit

We strive to make sure that our services do not only contribute to SDGs directly but, that indirectly all the entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs we produce help accelerate the process of achieving all the 17 goals and beyond.

Leveraging the power of technology

Democratizing both the soft and hard skills required to unleash the entrepreneurial innovation and leadership potential of the have-nots can only be achieved through the use of the right technology and the right people. In an ever-changing world, we are committed to using cutting edge technology and innovation to deliver a personalized personal development and entrepreneurial experience to foster limitless imagination, creativity, and entrepreneurial solutions among the have-nots.

Meet the team

Norman Musengimana Co-founder and CEO
Valerie Masumbuko Head of OperaCo-Founder & Director of Business Development, Inclusion and Diversitytions
Daisy Gobina Head of Operations

Meet the board

Mr. Amadou Diallo Thierno Advisory Board Chairperson
Dr. Barbara Crow
Dr. Suchit Ahuja
Ms. Diane Begin
Ms. Marie Claire Dusabe
Mr. Michael Harris
Dr. Rajeev Aggarwal

A Foreward from our Chairman

BizSkills Academy was started on the premise of how we could support local youth and women through helping them create economic opportunities for themselves. How might we give them better alternatives towards creating a self-sufficient life, other than the rather futile task of seeking job opportunities in a bleak labor market?

When we examined the cases of young graduates, it was obvious that they aspired to be employed. We are born, go to school, graduate, get a job, and live happily ever. However, the world has changed rapidly, with masses of graduates pouring into the labour market every year, bloating the available workforce to the point where they far exceed the number of available jobs. Our education system has been perpetuating this since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and little has changed thus far. People have been pursuing higher education, earning more degrees and diplomas, and being well-qualified has quickly turned into the norm. As a result, young graduates and women continue to find it difficult to get employment opportunities as the labor market has become more competitive.