Baltimore, USA

August 1120, 2017

The Red Bull Amaphiko Academy is a launchpad for grassroots social entrepreneurs who are making a positive difference in their community. Over the course of 10 days, participants receive inspiration and mentorship, as well as the practical skills and tools needed to take their projects to the next level. Started in 2014, the Academy has been hosted in South Africa and Brazil; this year it will touch down in the US for the very first time, taking place August 11-20 in Baltimore, Maryland. Applications open on March 1 and close on April 30, 2017 so make sure you sign up for the newsletter and follow along on social media for news and additional application information.

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Former Lecturers

Every year, we have renowned speakers sharing their knowledge and experiences about social entrepreneurship and change. Here’s a look at some of our past lecturers from around the world.


Sihle Tshabalala

Co-founder of Brothers For All (B4All), an organisation which trains youth in computer coding.


Gcina Mhlope

Freedom fighter, activist, actor, storyteller, poet, playwright, director and author of “The African Culture of Storytelling”.


Alexa Clay

Writer, public speaker and researcher with a focus on subculture, informal economy, and new economic thinking.


Black Coffee

Record producer and DJ


Martha Cooper

Graffiti, street art, and hip-hop photojournalist


Shaka Sisulu

Social activist on 'The need to do good in the world, and the need to be allowed to make money by doing good.'


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