According to a statement from the company, 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 Unicorn Incubation Campus Johannesburg will set a new benchmark and address the issues encountered by entrepreneurs, early start-ups, and early-stage enterprises across Africa, following the successful introduction of the Unicorn Incubation Campuses in Lagos, Accra, and Dallas this year.
“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,” adds Dr. Akindele.