What We Do
We select a cohort of 8 start-ups from across Africa, invest in them and give them an ed-tech dedicated support programme to help them scale up across the continent.
We believe that education will be the great engine of Africa's future development. It will be local education innovations that help solve Africa's education problems and realise the huge potential for richer economies and stronger societies across the continent
To create EdTech specialist incubator programmes across Africa that ensure anyone with an idea that could raise education standards at scale - wherever, and whoever they are - has access to early stage investment and support.
Our Cohort 3 Programme - Cape Town, South Africa
The Injini Cohort 3 programme will launch in May 2019. For this, 8 start-ups from across Africa will join the programme for 4 months during which we will deliver workshops, mentoring and networking as well as technology, research and dedicated support from the Injini team. As part of this revised programme, each start-up will be eligible for a ZAR 100k grant (ca. $7.5k), after which the cohort will compete for follow-on equity investment of up to $75k per startup.
For the first time ever, the Injini programme will be opened up to non-profits.
Our Guiding Principles
Africa leads, not follows
The greatest challenge & opportunity in EdTech lies in Africa - it will produce the greatest innovations
Grassroots ideas, global impact
It will be teachers & entrepeneurs - not big bureaucracies - who realise technology’s potential in education
Empower teachers, not replace them
We will help teachers deepen & widen impact, not try (and fail) to make them obsolete
Evidence-driven, with a laser focus on results
We should reject business-as-usual & embrace new ideas, but pay very close attention to the evidence of what works to improve education
System that connects students with experts and access TO resources online
Platform which sources university funding for prospective students
Literacy app with stories & games written and illustrated by teachers and artists
Saa S-based digital platform for training, hiring and managing top talents at all stages of employment
Facebook messenger chatbot using proven gamification and AI to teach languages
Continuous teacher mentoring and learning inputs for engaging classrooms
Data analytics app for parents & ECD teachers to track child development
Only adaptive learning platform for feature phones in Africa
Audio & video Maths & Science lessons focused on low income communities
Language learning via chatbot & native speaker on whatsapp style platform
Putting books on low tech devices & distributing them in hard to reach areas
Founder & Director
Head of Operations
Head of Data Insights & Analytics
Founder, Infology & Qualified Attorney
Injini In The Media
Injini cohort company M-Shule wins 2nd place at GESA
Daniel Mpala, January 2018
Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator
Tony Wan, 10 October 2017
Launch of Injini first Cohort
University of Cape Town, 10 October 2017
Injini Cohort 2 Demo Day Nov 2018 - Powered by AWS
28 November 2018
SA ed-tech startup Zelda eyes expansion after raising angel round
Disrupt Africa, 31 January 2019
The Best Edtech Accelerators Around the World
eLearning Inside News, 2 January 2019
Injini Cohort 1 Demo Day May 2018 - Livestream
3 May 2018
We run regular events across Africa aiming to bring together entrepreneurs, teachers and interested people to hear new edtech ideas and discuss how to take them forward in their community. Our meet ups are a great way to hear new edtech ideas and meet other people interested in raising standards in education through technology. They are free to attend, and have attracted over 400 people.
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Our Mentors and Experts
Our specialist EdTech incubation programme is led by people with a wealth of experience within education. They are entrepreneurs, teachers, academics, technologists, investors and business leaders who are united by their passion for and expertise in education.
See our list of experts here
Based on a model developed at Y combinator, a group of education entrepreneurs and leaders will be sharing their stories and expertise in an over dinner talk - an incredible opportunity for our startups to learn from some of the most visionary and successful education leaders across Africa.