After a long and highly competitive recruitment process, the Injini team has selected six new edtech startups who will embark on a 5-month incubation programme starting next month.
The solutions selected for Injini Edtech Incubator came out on top of over 500 application originating from 37 African countries – almost 60% of them coming from Africa’s three major markets: Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.
This year about 25% of the total applications for the Injini Edtech Incubator were female-led, a welcomed improvement from the 20% we saw in 2019.
The six startups selected for cohort 4 of the Injini EdTech Incubator are:
A blended learning solution for teacher professional development developed in Nigeria and running programmes in 11 African countries.
2.) Ambani Africa
A South African born, gamified early childhood development (ECD) educational application for learning in African languages.
3.) Lumen Labs
A project-based learning solution to enhance Kenyan learners’ critical thinking and digital literacy skills.
A mobile financial literacy application developed in Sierra Leone, that leverages data analytics to drive financial inclusion.
A South African solution that offers a library of interactive e-storybooks in African languages to promote a culture of mother-tongue literacy during ECD.
6.) Smartix Education
A learning platform developed in Ghana with the aim to incorporate digital teaching aids in the classroom.
The 6 selected startups will get an opportunity to work with subject matter experts in education, business, technology and entrepreneurship.
But that’s not all, just for participating in the programme, the 6 participants in cohort 4 of the Injini Edtech Incubator will receive a grant of $6,500 to spend on your business.
Finally, if Injini is impressed with a startup’s performance and trajectory once you’ve joined the alumni startups, Injini may offer an investment of up to $66,500 for equity in your business!