Interested in applying to Injini?

Applications for cohort 3 will open in 2019. Please see below on why you should consider applying and register your interest to ensure you hear when we open applications or run recruitment events.

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Why should I apply?

Africa's first EdTech incubator

Injini is the first EdTech dedicated incubator programme on the African continent. It is the only opportunity for EdTech entrepreneurs based anywhere in Africa to get industry specialist mentoring, support, scale up and funding introductions, and early stage funding.

Think big, or go home

Our philosophy is that we need ideas that scale rapidly to solve Africa's education problems and seize its opportunities. So if your aim is to bring your innovation across the continent and then the world, you will be working with a like-minded team and leveraging relationships and resources aimed at achieving huge scale fast.

Open to anyone, anywhere

Our programme is open to anyone from, based in or focused on any African country. We are determined to ensure cost is no barrier to joining our programme. We will cover the full cost of travel to and from Cape Town for all entrepreneurs and teams. We will pay stipends. We will cover accommodation for those that need it. We will cover all programme related travel.

Education specialist support

Our mentors, dinner speakers, workshop leads are a mixture of general business, education and edtech experts. We have relationships with education business, government and charities at the international, national and local level.

Unlike any other incubator or accelerator in Africa, our programme will involve a focus on the science of education and trialling and refining ideas in education settings, including working with leading academic partners.

Technical support

Each cohort member will get the technical support — such as a junior developer or game designer — they need to develop or build their idea. This is outside the direct funding and will come with project management and quality assurance support.

Unbeatable partners

We have established partnerships in the African tech, education, corporate and government world unrivalled by anyone. See some of them here

Incredible team

We are an international team with education and business experience in the top companies and institutions across the world. We are supported by an experienced board with decades of combined experience in business incubation, start ups, management consultancy, corporates and government.

Together, we have learnt an incredible amount from our first cohort and look forward to welcoming our next one.

A unique network

Joining our programme will give you access to a unique network — not only those we know across the continent and world but your fellow cohort members. Each year, 16 entrepreneurs and teams will come through our programme creating a powerful network for accessing expertise and scale and funding opportunities.

What do you ask from applicants?

We expect strong engagement from cohort members. You don’t need your whole team to be permanently in Cape Town, but particularly for the duration of the programme, we will expect a strong presence here

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