About 10 Academy

10 Academy is building a pipeline of Africa’s highest potential young people, those that can have 10x the impact of their peers, solving real-world problems at speed and scale.

10 Academy is an intensive post-graduate programme which will identify, train and launch extremely high potential young African university graduates into careers where they have the opportunity to have extraordinarily large (10x) impact.


To go from promise to progress in Africa, the continent needs to be able to effectively empower its young people with the highest potential into positions where they can contribute maximally.  Effective systems to identify the highest potential young people and to stream them into challenging opportunities exist in most major regions of the world, with Africa being a notable exception.

Scientific research conclusively demonstrates that the top performers in an institution can have more than 10x the impact of a typical employee.  These high potentials, unleashed, could have outsized impact across the continent, especially when enabled by today’s modern technology.

Scale and Sustainability

This model is specifically designed to be scalable across countries and to have rapid impact.  The vision for future years is to build on lessons learned from the first pilot programme and to expand the programme across the continent, utilizing the same identification, training and launching framework.

As the programme grows, students will be asked to contribute part of their paid internships to support 10 Academy, supporting financial sustainability.