UpNext & KYUSA
An international program by two leaders of youth empowerment , will take you from zero to startup ...online.
OUR MISSION IS To offer creative learning tools for school dropouts that empowers them to turn their passions into sustainable careers through the use of ICT, skills development, mentoring and apprenticeship.
Upnext is the first online accelerator for GenZ.
Our goal is to inspire teenagers worldwide to find innovative solutions to local and global challenges. We form mixed, multinational teams of teens from around the world and enable them to collaborate in solving real world problems. This is through the creation of real startups, in which a product /solution to a selected problem is realized.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to apply for this programme?
1) Between the ages of 13 to 18
2) A teenager based in either Uganda or Israel
Successful applicants will require a signed parental approval for participation in the program.
What happens after I get accepted?
For the last 2 months, you'll be meeting (online) with investors from all around the world and try to raise capital ($10K - $50K) to kickstart your startups' growth.
The last month will be dedicted to growth.
Must I already have an idea or concept for a startup?
During the first phase of the program, there will be sufficient time for you to choose a problem you'd like your startup to solve, and find capable teammates with the same aspirations.
How will I be divided into teams?
As a part of the program, you'll get the opportunity to explore and discover which role you are most suited for in a startup team.
You'll be teamed up with other teens, with complementary skills that will maximize your potential to create amazing stuff, as a team.
How many hours a week will I have to invest in the programme?
Do I have to be a programmer in order to participate?
What am I getting as a part of the programme?
You'll be getting free access to industry's top tools and software (usually worth more than $1,000).
You'll be mentored by top tier entrepreneurs, investors, business and social leaders from around the globe that will give you priceless insights, sharing with you their years of experience.
Why should I choose this program over other programes?
The UpNext & KYUSA international program is market oriented, which means that we are super practical and will make sure you'll get to the point where you have an amazing working app real fast.
We believe that theory and life long learning is super important but you need to be able to apply your knowledge to a working product the moment you learn it.
Hence, this program is what you need in order to gain extremely crutial hands-on experience. At the end of the procees you'll have a real product (not a demo or presentation) to show, to keep developing into an even larger company.