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Welcome to Idea Studio Africa!

A place for you to practice & build skills and experiences to launch,
pivot or grow your career, ideas or business.


Enroll for the ISA Entrepreneurship Program

An immersive & flexible program for individuals and teams looking to validate business ideas or refine and grow viable businesses.
Program starts June, 2023.


Start your journey as a
Human-Centered Designer

The Human-Centered Design Program is for anyone looking to learn & practice Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design as an approach to problem-solving.


A learning, career acceleration and entrepreneurship studio with a learner-centered & community-powered approach.

Idea Studio Africa is an immersive learning, skills development and entrepreneurship studio.

We help individuals, entrepreneurs and teams build meaningful skills, work experience, mindsets, community, networks and opportunities needed to accelerate their careers, ideas, businesses and impact.


We design and run community learning experiences, masterclasses, and fellowship programs that are centered around the needs of our learners, existing opportunities and the changing landscape of work and entrepreneurship.

Our programs are curated in collaboration with industry partners, learning experts, and other stakeholders with the goal of taking the learners to the next level in their journey.

Workshops and Masterclasses

Looking for more flexibility? Start your learning journey with our carefully curated workshops and masterclasses. Workshops typically range from a few hours to a day while masterclasses are a series of workshops that range from 2 days to 2 months.
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Current fellowship programs

Whether you're an individual looking to transition careers or take your career forward, or an entrepreneur looking to grow your business, the ISA fellowship program is just what you need. Our fellowships are immersive in nature and range from 3 to 6 months

The Human-Centered Design (HCD) Program

16 weeks
STARTS MAY, 2023 Register Today

ISA Entrepreneurship Program

16 weeks
STARTS JUNE, 2023 Register Today

ISA Design Research Fellowship

6 Months
STARTS JUNE, 2023 Learn More

ISA Business Design Fellowship

6 Months
STARTS JUNE, 2023 Learn More

What you get as an Idea Studio Africa Fellow

At Idea Studio Africa, we pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality of learning experience to our participants. Idea Studio Africa provides:

A learning & practice environment

Access a supportive and flexible learning environment to upskill, learn and practice the skills for the future of work and entrepreneurship.

Immersive & meaningful projects

Work on real, immersive and meaningful projects and challenges with expert facilitation and practical learning to help deepen your skills and abilities.

Tools & resources

Access the tools and resources needed to help you practice your skills and abilities; all while creating value at work or in your business.

Credibility & brand

Build and leverage strong network opportunities; while showcasing your credibility and value to achieve your career and life goals. You will also measure, evaluate and share your growth and progress.

A lifelong community

Access (life and career) mentors, coaches and experts to help you navigate your current journey. Learn and grow alongside other ambitious professionals and visionary entrepreneurs.

Access to post-program support

Whether you’re looking for meaningful work opportunities or follow-up support to launch and grow your venture, ISA is the right place for you.


Belong to an incredible community of lifelong learners, innovators and experts.

Partner with Us

We are excited to collaborate with individuals and organizations who have a shared vision of developing and investing in talent in Africa in the research, design, innovation, and entrepreneurship space. Join us in investing in today’s innovative talent as a project partner, funding partner, talent partner, or investment partner.

Join as a Learning Support Member

Looking to deepen your work or impact by developing bold and innovative talent across Africa?  Idea Studio Africa collaborates with skilled individuals and experts with lived experience as curriculum designers, session facilitators, coaches, mentors, project advisors, and much more. We would like to hear from you!

Enough talk,
Join the future of work and entrepreneurship.

Partnership inquiries:

Fellowship inquiries:

Phone: +254716 665414