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Redefining the future of learning, skills development, and entrepreneurship in Africa.

At Idea Studio Africa, we help young professionals and entrepreneurs build meaningful skills, work experience, community and networks needed to grow their careers, ideas and businesses.

Through our custom-made learning model, we aim to up-skill recent graduates, young professionals and entrepreneurs to develop skillsets that will help them in their career journeys.

Idea Studio Africa is part of Mideva, a social-impact research, design and innovation consultancy collective that works across Africa.


Idea Studio Africa exists to create the ideal environment for recent graduates young professionals and entrepreneurs
to maximize their potential through learning and practising 21st Century work skills.

Our fellowship programs are made for...

Recent Graduates and Young Professionals

  • Looking to learn and practice 21st-century skills and mindsets needed to succeed at the workplace
  • Looking to gain work experience and access meaningful work opportunities
  • Seeking ways to build and showcase their value and capabilities as a launchpad to starting their careers

Aspiring and Active Entrepreneurs

  • Looking for an ideal immersive and flexible environment to learn and practice entrepreneurial skills in order to start on their own ventures or work in a startup environment.
  • Who want to launch or refine their products or services or looking to source and onboard talent for their ventures.

Career Transitioners and Explorers

  • Looking for an environment to build skills and credibility to transition into new careers or environments such as the innovation and startup space.
  • Seeking to learn new skills, explore opportunities, build strong networks and work for meaningful causes

Professionals and Teams in Organisations

  • Looking to up-skill or learn new approaches, mindsets and tools to work on new challenges, lead teams and grow their careers.
  • Keen to learn new approaches, explore new ideas, build more capabilities and skills in research, design and innovation.

Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What background do I need to have to join the ISA fellowship programs?

Our fellows come from diverse backgrounds all with the goal to up-skill, transition, re-skill, change course or learn something new in research, design, innovation, or entrepreneurship.

Can I take two fellowship programs at the same time?

Due to the intensive and immersive nature of some of the fellowship programs, we do not recommend taking two programs at the same time. However, you can take up another program as soon as you’re done with one!

Is there a flexible payment plan?

Yes! We have tailored payment plans that can support the fellows who are most in need. To learn more about a payment plan that works for you, feel free to contact us via a phone call, a WhatsApp message, or email!

Are there any learning support sponsorship opportunities?

Yes! Our learning support scholarships are based on merit and economical needs. To learn more about the learning support sponsorships, contact us via email at

How flexible is the attendance for the fellowship program for those with full-time commitments?

Some of our fellowship programs support a hybrid learning model, allowing participants with full-time commitments and those in any location, the flexibility to attend. Check out the modules for our programs to learn more or reach out to us directly for any clarity.

How are the fellowship programs structured?

Each fellowship program is structured differently and has different commitment requirements. Generally, the fellowship is immersive and hybrid in nature, leveraging online and in-person delivery and practice.

Ready to start your journey with Idea Studio Africa?