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Injini winds up African tour a week before application deadline for second cohort

With just under a week left until applications for Injini‘s second cohort close, the edtech incubator was expected to yesterday wind up a three-week African tour in Cape Town.

The tour saw members of Injini’s team hold events in Lagos, Accra, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Abidjan and Kampala.

“We wanted to get a sense of the ecosystem around the continent,” Injini co-founder Jamie Martin (pictured above, far right at the Lagos event during the tour) said in a phone call yesterday, speaking ahead of the tour’s last event held in Cape Town.

“There’s a feeling on the continent that education is broken and we are going to fix it,” added Martin.

Injini’s second cohort will commence on 9 July, selected edtech entrepreneurs will receive $50 000 in funding

Each participant selected to join Injini’s five-month programme — set to kick off on 9 July — will receive $50 000 in funding towards scaling their solutions. He added that during the tour, the accelerator’s team had “met some awesome startups” and that he was “balled out” by what he saw in Nigeria and Tanzania.

Martin also said that he had identified three main trends in the solutions being developed by edtech startups around the continent. These, he said, include solutions around literacy, access to higher education and mobile learning.

Featured image: Injini co-founder Jamie Martin in Lagos (Supplied)

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Daniel Mpala
Daniel's focus is on the African tech startup ecosytem. Besides that, he is passionate about online security, privacy and international affairs. He studied International Relations and Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. More

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