About Us

About Schule Z

We are building Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.

Schule Z Africa is a six-month Pan-African innovation program designed for ambitious high school students aged 13 to 22. We equip young people with the entrepreneurial skills and emerging technologies to solve humanity’s challenges.

We build the change's makers

Our Why

Positive and sustainable impact on youth

By 2045, the population of adolescents and young adults in Africa will exceed 2 billion individuals. This vibrant youth holds the keys to a bright future for the continent. To fully exploit this potential, it is essential to invest in developing the human, entrepreneurial and technological capital of young people.

Students learn a lot of subjects in school but are not exposed to emerging technologies, entrepreneurial culture, the mindset of global leaders, and real-world skills. They watch companies like Google, OCP Group, UBA, and Facebook become multi-billion dollar giants without knowing how they work.

We believes that building a fairer, more prosperous, and sustainable world starts with young people. Empowering young people with early entrepreneurship and technology skills is the cornerstone of a brighter future – one that’s prosperous, equitable, and sustainable for all.

Our focus

We partners with governments, private sector and financial supporters to equip youth with :

Emerging Technologies

Schule Z bridges the gap between African youth and emerging technologies. Schule Z introduces students to emerging technology : AI, Agritech, Climate and Renewable energy, Blockchain, Biotech, etc.

Entrepreneurship skills

We help high school students to start their journey to becoming the next generation of world-shaping business owners. The biggest names in business had to start somewhere.

Results is the key

Build real projects within a few months.

No prior knowledge needed. We expose students to emerging technologies and sciences, while training real-world skills and entrepreneurship. They learn from real entrepreneurs and technologists, not professors.

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Key sectors

Schule Z's cohort is creating Solutions in key areas for the continent.

Schule Z focus on sectors that are critical to Africa’s future growth

Climate
& Energy

Climate & Energy

The fight against climate change and the quest for a sustainable energy future are driving innovation at an unprecedented pace.

Agriculture 
& Food Security

Agriculture & Food Security

The global population is projected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050, placing immense pressure on our food systems.

Health 
& Medicine

Health & Medicine

Emerging technologies are transforming disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, offering the potential for a healthier future for all.

Disruptive innovation

Disruptive innovation

Innovation and technology are in a constant dance, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and shaping the future we live in all sectors (Fintech, Edtech, etc.)

Our core Values

Equity and Inclusion

Schule Z strive to bridge the gap in educational opportunities, particularly for girls and marginalized groups.

Gender equality 50/50

We champion gender equality and believe in creating a space where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of gender identity.

Learning by Doing

Learning goes beyond textbooks. Students gain practical experience by applying their knowledge to solve real-world challenges through partnerships with companies.

Impact & Sustainability

Schule Z aims to create long-term solutions that empower young people to build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

Partnership

Schule Z believes in collaborating with youth, schools, and governments to design and deliver the most effective programs.

Excellence

The contest has a clear winner structure, motivating students to strive for excellence and outperform their peers.

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301 Howard St. #600
San Francisco, CA 94105