STELA, an acronym for (Science Technology Entrepreneurship Leadership Academy), Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in the State of New York, USA We are a capacity building organization based in the USA, focused on socio-economic transformation of underserved communities in both USA and Africa, where our operations will be based

STELA, an acronym for Science Technology Entrepreneurship Leadership Academy, is a STEM based
robotics initiative focused on offering team-based robotics programs from FIRST Lego League to the
most underserved in our communities for ages 5-14 (K-8). We partner with the local elementary and
middle schools to facilitate in school and after-school programs. An international not-for-profit
(501(c)3) founded by Eric Biribuze in 2019, STELA has served more than 1400 students globally by
providing school programs, camps and other opportunities for students to create connections.

Our Vision

Our vision is to enable STEM education and have underserved young people aspire to STEM careers.
We aim to provide access to high-quality robotics programs in our communities. Our aspiration is to be the premier organization to enable low income communities in the USA and Africa for capacity building and socio-economic transformation through science, technology, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Core Values





Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire young people toward careers in the STEM fields by engaging them with
innovative robotic programs that foster innovation and technology and build life capabilities of
team work, leadership and entrepreneurial mindsets.

Our Leadership

Jeanne Propst

President and CEO

Retired from Corning Incorporated

Yannick Basabakwinshi

Chief Community Outreach Officer

Self Employed at Monterey Road 5382 LLC

Eric Biribuze

Chief Operating Officer

Corning Incorporated

Our Robotics Summer Camp