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The Blended Learning Program for the Future of Work


The Slatecube iDeaLabs project is a 3-month blended learning (residential and virtual) training, internship and job matching effort designed to develop and place up to 500 African graduates annually into top-notch jobs across the globe.

Onboarding Phase:

This is a 5-day professional on-boarding process where candidates are exposed to the Slatecube talent cycle, site visits, and some personal branding activities. The idea is to orientate candidates on how best to maximize opportunities in their chosen fields, and to make them fit to compete at the global level.

Expert-in-residence Phase

Also known as the EiR Phase, is a 2-month internship period where candidates work remotely for companies around the world with the sole purpose of building job experience and networking with world class professionals.

Job Matching Phase

This stage typically occurs immediately after completing the EiR Phase. We work to place you into world-class companies in the Slatecube network.

About Our Curriculum and Cohorts

Our curriculum encompasses content from educational partners like MIT, Harvard, and Stanford,
as well as global and local businesses, and finally, top notch industry professionals from across business, management, technology, media, and finance. This process is designed to help you develop skills and experience needed to land some of the best jobs available.
We ideally take 10 applicants every Cohort.

Cohort Dates Annually;
January Cohort - March Cohort
May Cohort - July Cohort
September Cohort - November Cohort


We partner with the best schools and organizations around the world to train Africa's brightest talents to become world-class, startup-friendly professionals. Our Tracks include Entrepreneurship, Corporate Career, and Technology.

Corporate Career Track

This track is designed for candidates looking to kick-start or advance a career in Project Management, Administrative Support, Business Management/Administrative Support, Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, and Public Relations.

The Corporate Career track also includes office hours, site visits
and internships. Do note that there would be paid and unpaid internships during this period.

Entrepreneurship Track

The Entrepreneurship Track takes a practical approach towards evaluating, prototyping, launching, and scaling a business. We also look at funding options, with a bias for Bootstrapping and Angel Investment. Our content is inspired by the MIT Disciplined Entrepreneurship Framework, and facilitated by previous students of the program.

This track will help participants launch a Minimum Viable Product, and would assist them towards the path to secure funding from any or both of the Anzisha Prize and/or the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program.

Technology Track

The Technology track is divided into Full-stack Web Development, and Design. We cover both foundational and advance web development technologies. Our Design class encompasses Graphics Design & Animation Design (2D and 3D).

The Technology track also includes office hours, site visits and *internships. Most of the internships here are unpaid, but commissions would be given for projects successfully completed.

+30 individual Programs

The Slatecube iDeaLabs also offers bespoke program combinations across Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Management and the arts. Our programs are modifyiable to suite qualified candidates at an extra fee.
Please come with your laptop!