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Injini’s Incubation Programme 2020 for EdTech Changemakers in Africa

Do you have a technology-driven or technology-enabled innovation that could improve educational outcomes in Africa? Are you looking to take your early-stage startup to the next level? Injini is now accepting applications for the next cohort of their Incubation Programme for EdTech changemakers in Africa.

If selected as one of the Cohort 4 startups, you will participate in a five-month incubation programme that will take place both in Cape Town, South Africa and in your home market, where the team will support you remotely. During this time, you’ll get an opportunity to work with subject matter experts in education, business, technology and entrepreneurship.

To stand a chance for this Incubation program, your EdTech start-up must be based on the continent of Africa and it must be registered. Scroll down to method of application and apply.

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About Injini

Injini is the first educational technology (EdTech) incubator or accelerator on the African continent. Based in South Africa, Injini invests in promising African EdTech startups and works closely with them to ultimately achieve their goal of positively impacting educational outcomes on the continent. The Injini incubation and investment programme was officially launched in August 2017 and has involved incubating and investing in the most promising early-stage startups from Africa and holding ecosystem development events across the continent to encourage broader innovation and evidence-driven E... read more


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Injini Incubation Programme


Aim and Benefits of Injini Incubation Programme

Selected startups will receive a grant of R100,000 to spend on their business. If Injini is impressed with your performance and trajectory once you’ve joined their alumni startups, they may offer an investment of up to R1 million for equity in your business!

Cost:

  1. Injini covers the cost of international and domestic return flights to Cape Town, accommodation for the duration of Phase 1 and 2 and extends basic living stipends to subsidise the higher cost of living in Cape Town compared to other African cities. These expenses are only covered for founders who are not already based in Cape Town.
  2. All entrepreneurs are expected to cover their own food and in-country transportation costs, although Injini will occasionally sponsor group meals and social events.

Requirements for Injini Incubation Programme Qualification

  1. Your EdTech startup is based in Africa and focused on improving educational outcomes somewhere on the continent.
  2. Your solution is aiming to address a key problem related to education in Africa.
  3. Your solution is evidence-based — meaning, you can point to research that backs up your methods or hypothesis.
  4. Your company is registered and a certificate of incorporation can be shared with the Injini team upon request.
  5. Your startup has (at least) a minimum viable product or prototype.
  6. Your startup has (at least) one full-time founder.
  7. One or more decision-making members of your startup’s founding team are able to travel to Cape Town during Phases 1 and 3 of the incubation programme.
  8. Participating founders from outside of South Africa must have a valid passport and eligibility to apply for a South African visa.
  9. Participating founders must be fluent in English.

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Application Deadline

December 10, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Injini on injiniedtech.typeform.com to apply

For more details, visit Injini Incubation Program website


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