About us

Who we are

Wakanda Food Accelerator scouts for SME entrepreneurs that are creating incredulous solutions in the food and food-tech space. We provide these entrepreneurs with corporate and business development services, a shared high-tech kitchen, capacity-building and market access opportunities. Our long-term vision is to promote a global appreciation for African food.

With a background of 8 years’ experience in the food industry, Wakanda was established in 2018. The founder, Miles Kubheka exited from the Vuyo’s restaurant, a company he founded in 2012 and went on to establish Wakanda Food Accelerator. Fuelled by the learnings from Vuyo’s and the knowledge that the food ecosystem was broken, he knew something had to be done.

Wakanda sets out to solve for this problem. We are about accelerating a new age of foodpreneurs who have the potential to disrupt the food industry in ways that restore its basic fundamentals for a more sustainable future. We help to usher them into the mainstream economy.

“It is almost impossible for food start-ups to launch and succeed as the barrier to entry are too high. There are no shared kitchens that food creatives and Foodpreneurs can use.”

Miles Kubheka

Wakanda sets out to solve for this problem. We are about accelerating a new age of foodpreneurs who have the potential to disrupt the food industry in ways that restore its basic fundamentals for a more sustainable future. We help to usher them into the mainstream economy.

 

 

Wakanda’s Value Based Philosophy

In a world searching for solutions to the challenges that plague the human race, Wakanda believes in the power of disruptive ideas to transform everyone’s life from surviving to thriving. We prize passion, celebrate creativity and embrace authenticity all the while driven by the spirit of excellence to inspire others to fully realise their purpose and wholly actualise their greatness.

To us, beauty is a currency.  It lifts up the spirit and can open many doors to greater possibilities.  As such, we have no regard for any kind of mediocrity.  We like to remain curious, inventive and hungry  After all, it is those who seek, who will indeed find, those who ask who will receive and those who knock for whom doors will be open.

Our Services

Corporate Services

We provide our entrepreneurs with access to Corporate Services and Business Development Services (BDS) like finance, human resource, legal, operations and marketing.

Training & Development

capacity-building includes training & development in technical, motivational and psycho-social areas as well as mentorship and coaching.

Shared Kitchen Space

Our facility provides a shared state – of- the- art kitchen for production and R&D.

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Market access & support

We provide market access and support like an e-commerce platform and offtake agreements for our entrepreneurs.