Injini Incubation programme has opened applications, for African Edtech start-ups, interested in making improvements, on education, on the continent.


The application is the fourth, in Injini’s series of the incubation programmes. With its first round of applications that opened, on Monday, October 14, 2019, reviews will be made, on applications for the start-ups, to prepare for the second round of applications, which will end, by Friday, January 3, 2020.


In the first week of January, a telephonic round of screening would take place, which will see a selection of the best 12, to pitch, on Injini Selection Day, to a panel of judges, at the end of January 2020.


“We are so excited, to begin this journey, in selecting our next cohort of EdTech start-ups. We are honoured, to have the opportunity, to support, even, more entrepreneurs, in unlocking Africa’s potentials, with their innovations in education”, stressed Krista Davidson, Head of Operations at Injini.


The incubation programme is, in partnership with UBS Optimus Foundation, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, as well as, the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme, (SAIS). It will lend its support to eight Edtech start-ups, with potentials, through its financial and advisory resources.


Other benefits of participation

Selected ventures, in the Injini Incubation programme would:

  • have access to receive R100,000 in grant funding
  • eligible for follow-on equity investment, of up to R1 million
  • opportunity to attend tailored business workshops
  • exclusive discussions, with subject matter experts
  • have an engagement, with a network of mentors
  • obtain customised research and data insights

In addition to these, up to two members, of each selected start-up, would get to live and work in South Africa, during the programme’s first and third phase and would, get all international travel and accommodation, along with a living stipend, covered.


Eligibility for participation

Interested Edtech founders must;

  • have a registered company
  • a full-time founder, fluent in the English Language
  • able to travel, to South Africa, during the phase of the incubation
  • the solution must be evidence-based
  • must address a major challenge, in the African education sector
  • must have, at least, a minimum viable product, or, prototype
  • founding members must have, a strong foundation, in education, or, technology
How to apply

Edtech founders, who are interested and have satisfied the requirements, can go ahead, to apply here. The deadline for applications is, on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

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