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INJINI'S ACCELERATION PARTNERSHIP

SHIFTING FROM INCUBATION TO ACCELERATION

After four years of running Africa's first specialised EdTech incubation programme, we at Injini have responded to the market need we've observed and embarked on a new iteration of our support offering to the African EdTech ecosystem. Introducing Injini's EdTech Acceleration Partnership

INCUBATION

ACCELERATION

Going forward, Injini will work with relatively more established EdTech startups compared to the majority of ventures that had received incubation support in the past. Rather than participating in a set programme, Injini will now work with selected founders and business leaders to collaboratively define a number of company milestones to achieve over the course of the Acceleration Partnership, and then design a programme to help that company succeed. This personalised support package might include:

  • Financial support – in the form of grant funding or investment;

  • Coaching – sponsored consultations with industry experts and subject matter specialists on topics ranging from curriculum design to marketing to financial management to impact M&E and much more;

  • Mentorship – from the Injini team and experienced business leader(s) in a relevant sector;

  • Strategy support – from the Injini team and through external facilitators where required;

  • Bespoke market research support – the Injini Think Tank will conduct market research projects to enable evidence-driven decision making;

  • Access to network – Injini will introduce founders to prospective funders, partners, clients, and other stakeholders;

  • Upskilling opportunities – where appropriate, Injini will sponsor founders’ skills development by providing bursaries for accredited short courses;

  • Capacity building – through sponsored or subsidised access to operational resources (e.g. graphic design, marketing, PR, administration, software development, accounting, HR, etc.); possibility to be assigned dedicated interns or receive freelance support from seasoned professionals; and more!

When founders and business leaders are ready to graduate from the Acceleration Partnership, they will retain more passive benefits of the Injini partnership, including the opportunity to attend our community events, receive subsidised market research, and tap into the expertise of the Injini network.

WHAT WE OFFER SELECTED AFRICAN EDTECH VENTURES

AFRICAN EDTECH VENTURES WE SUPPORT

The typical participating EdTech company in Injini's Acceleration Partnership fits the following profile:

  • post-revenue;

  • addresses a substantial market opportunity with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa;

  • characterised by a high potential for creating positive social impact on educational outcomes - likely with a specific mission to improve accessibility, quality and/or relevance of education;

  • has recently raised or are in the midst of raising a seed round of funding or have demonstrated that their maturity is at a comparable level;

  • led by a diverse team with a strong understanding of the context in which they operate.

While the above is indicative of the company profile we expect to support, Injini would not automatically exclude any founder or venture that does not meet all of the above eligibility criteria. Each application will be vetted individually, with an emphasis on its respective impact potential.

HOW THE ACCELERATION PARTNERSHIP WORKS

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