Injini selects cohort four – meet the startups

Injini, Africa’s EdTech Incubator has selected six new EdTech startups who will embark on a 5-month incubation programme starting next month. The Edtech solutions, who went through a highly competitive recruitment process,  came out on top of over 500 applications 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 were female-led, a welcomed improvement from the 20% I saw in 2019.

The six EdTech solutions joining  Cohort 4 are:

  1. 1 Million Teachers – 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
  4. Mosabi – A mobile financial literacy application developed in Sierra Leone, that leverages data analytics to drive financial inclusion
  5. Roundafire – 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

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Fiona Tabraham

Fiona Tabraham is a strategic workforce development expert with a career founded on a resolute commitment to inclusivity, talent nurturing, and societal impact. Chief Executive of CAPACITI Digital Career Accelerator, Fiona’s passion for equity has charted pathways across numerous organisations, guiding bespoke Talent Initiatives, Future Leadership Development Programs, and transformative Career Pathway Development. Her tenure at Network Rail bore inclusive talent strategies, STEM advocacy, and innovative Graduate, Apprentice, and Internship initiatives. A trusted partner to a number of governmental, corporate and impact driven entities, Fiona empowers individuals and organisations, fostering diverse recruitment practices and innovative talent strategies. Fiona’s impact transcends the tech sector, positioning her as a leading voice for inclusive digital career initiatives.