Unicorn Group, a pan-African investment firm focused on innovative ideas, start-ups, and early-stage enterprises in Africa’s technology and technology-enabled sectors, has opened a campus in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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.
Dr. Akintoye Akindele, Chairman Unicorn Group, says, “The Unicorn Incubation Campus reaffirms our commitment to driving innovation and helping entrepreneurs to develop and establish sustainable and competitive companies that will contribute to Africa’s economic progress.”
“Platform Capital and Unicorn Group are really thrilled about what is occurring in South Africa, as we have invested in a few South African businesses (Merge and Elite Career Solutions), and we look forward to investing in more sustainable South African enterprises in the future.”
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 a more appealing destination for investment, global competition, 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,” Dr. Akindele adds.