Applications for the second cohort for Cape Town-based edtech incubator Injini has now opened. Injini is looking for eight edtech innovations from across the continent to participate in Injini’s five-month incubation programme.
The second cohort is set to run from July until December and interested innovators have until 3 April to apply. Injini will hold events across six African cities, with the first event to be held tomorrow in Lagos, Nigeria.
The other events will be held in Accra (13 March), Nairobi (14 March), Dar es Salaam (19 March), Kampala (26 March) and Cape Town (28 March). Selected startups will each receive $50 000 in direct funding.
The incubation programme will entail workshops and mentoring aimed at developing disruptive edtech products and building businesses capable of scaling across Africa.
Programme participants will also 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.
Commenting, James Martin, Injini’s co-founder said:“Our first cohort was the manifestation of a big argument about the future of education in Africa – that though business, as usual, has failed and the system is badly broken, young entrepreneurs from across the continent can bring big ideas to scale that can change education and allow Africa to realise its huge potential for growth in the 21st century.
“In our second cohort we will aim to improve on the first – refining our programme, increasing our funding and utilising our bigger network to bring both cohort one and cohort two companies to scale across the continent.”