Edtech and Digital Literacy

Injini Meets Edtech Community in Lagos

Written by Brownson Etimbuk

Injini is the first edtech dedicated incubator programme on the African continent and presents an opportunity for edtech entrepreneurs based anywhere in Africa to get industry specialist mentoring, support, scale up and funding introductions, and early stage funding.

They were in Lagos on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 to promote applications for the second cohort of the Injini Incubator Programme.

Jamie Martin, Founder and Chief Business Analyst of Injini addressing the audience informed that the incubation programme which will last for five months will comprise of workshops and mentoring aimed at developing disruptive edtech products and building businesses capable of scaling across Africa.

Programme participants will be provided with office space, accommodation and flights to Cape Town as well as a stipend.

In addition, the selected startups will get access to events where they can network and interact with edtech investors and institutions from around the world.

Doreen Nabaho, head of data insights and analytics took participants through the application process and what is expected from each application. In addition to the cohort, she informed that Injini is carrying out a research in edtech for Africa and will welcome inputs from edtech players in Nigeria.

Mimi Dedichen, Education Technology Research speaking informed that the first cohort comprised of eight startups from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan and Tanzania working across data analytics, feature-phone based active learning systems and artificial intelligence. They were: Early Bird, M-Shule, Mtabe, Syafunda, Uthini, Yo’ Books and Zelda.

There was a question and answer session, drinks and networking.

Applications for the second cohort opened on 1st March and will close 3rd April 2018

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