StudENT for Africa (SfA) is the Alma Mater's entrepreneurship development program, addressed to all its students and recent graduates, aimed at supporting the implementation of innovative entrepreneurial projects to create economic and social development in Africa.

Tackling Africa’s sustainable development issue is and will be one of the major challenges to be addressed in next decades by the entire world and our country in particular. With a view to accepting the challenges imposed by modern society and directing its institutional activities towards the pursuit of sustainable development, the University of Bologna invests in a student entrepreneurship program aimed at fostering their personal, cultural and professional growth in a global perspective, with a special focus on its potential impacts in African territories.





CALL 2020


AWARD 2019


StudEnt for Africa is part of the process of selection and development of entrepreneurial ideas that AlmaMater launches annually through the "Call for Ideas" for the Startup Day. Among the 30 best projects selected each year, three spots are reserved for  business ideas designed to create a positive socio-economic impact in African countries. 

The three selected projects, in addition to benefiting from an Entrepreneurial Ignition Program and participating in the Startup Day, will also have access to the StudEnt for Africa Entreprenurial Program  which consist of the following three stages:

Stage 1*: duration  3 months,  providing access to the following services:

  • one-to-one business development meeting carried out by consultants  with working experience in different African markets and AlmaCube coaches 

  • Training workshops 

  • access to Almacube offices in co-working mode; 

  • participation in the Scrum activities of Almacube


Stage 2: duration  3 months, providing access to the following services: 

  • personalized mentoring

  • Creatingad hocconnections with the network of investors, entrepreneurs and partners of the University of Bologna and AlmaCube


Stage 3: duration TBD, providing access to the following services:

  • Support for the UNIBO start-up accreditation procedure  

  • Cash prize for the best project  

  • Project follow-up support for entry into African markets


* Made in integration with the Mindset program phase 1 of AlmaCube