SOUTH AFRICA ED-TECH INCUBATOR SELECTS FIRST COHORT - CALIPHATE MEDIA

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

SOUTH AFRICA ED-TECH INCUBATOR SELECTS FIRST COHORT




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Injini, a Cape Town-based education-technology incubator has announce that it has selected its first cohort, with eight startups gaining access to support with scaling and up to US$40,000 in funding which begin this week..
The  programme will run for six-month, the eight startups  that have been selected from across the continent will  receive up to US$40,000 in funding, and training and mentorship to help them  jump start or accelerate their ed-tech solutions.
The startups that have been selected include four from South Africa, one from Ethiopia, one from Kenya,one from Tanzania and another from South Sudan
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Injini co-founder Jamie Martin said in a statement “Though there is progress being made by great teachers and leaders in existing schools, it is only through technology – with its ability to scale at speed – that African education can overcome the great structural barriers standing in our way”
“We will build on three strengths unique to the African continent – the sacrifices made by parents and communities in the name of education, the rapid adoption of new technology, and the incredible spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. It won’t be big government, big business or big bureaucracies that harness the power of technology to change education. It will be teachers, entrepreneurs, and individual citizens impassioned by a mission to make opportunity more equal through education. Ed-tech isn’t an area where Africa should aim to catch up the rest of the world – it is one in which Africa can lead it.”

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