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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