The first stage of our model is to equip new entrepreneurs with a solid foundation in business. One of our co-founding institutions, Open University West Africa (OUWA), is our primary partner in the education phase of our model. Co-located in our hub, OUWA provides access to free and low-cost online classes for our members. The university attracts students from across Accra to take a MOOC online certificate in entrepreneurship course from Stanford University or other leading institutions of higher education. OUWA also partners with University of the People to offer affordable and accredited associates and bachelors degrees in business and computer science. Students come to Hub Accra for meet-ups, use our computer facilities to watch lectures, engage in peer-to-peer learning, work on group projects and take exams.
Hub Accra, with the support of OUWA, organizes networking events for students to meet aspiring entrepreneurs. The cross-pollination serves to inspire innovation and facilitate team development.