Frequently asked questions

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Both the self-guided course and the cohort-based coach are offered FREE of charge. The cohort-based course is available by application only and each cohort will have roughly 40 participants who will need to commit to engaging in all course activities.

You will have the opportunity to connect with and learn from peers, get customised advice from EdTech, business, and education experts, and build relationships that will last far beyond the course end date. You will receive a  certificate of completion, a digital badge to share on your social channels, and will be eligible for a select number of micro grants. 

If you meet the eligibility requirements above, start your application today by clicking the “Start Your Application” button and filling out the form. The submission window for the first cohort (Eastern Africa) closes August 18, 2022.

This course will focus on three areas namely, Foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN), Evidence-based product design and Scaling your product. See more of the course content here.

If accepted, the participants will exit the course pitch deck informed by evidence and detailing the key components investors look out for before investing in a product, including but not limited to a well-defined problem and stakeholders, a sustainable business model and a theory of change. The participants will also present their pitch deck to a select team and be eligible for a micro-grant which they can use to support evidence-building and capacity development for their EdTech product. Additionally, participants will exit the course with a certificate of recognition and a digital badge.

Yes, upon successful completion of the course select participants will be eligible for post-course coaching from our EdTech industry experts to help you further generate evidence on your EdTech product by running a minimal viable experiment using our Sandbox methodology.

The entrepreneur or intrapreneur owns the full intellectual property rights of their EdTech Product.
The start dates for the different cohorts are as follows: Eastern Africa, Sep 26 – Nov 4 2022, Western Africa (Anglophone) Jan 16 – Feb 24 2023, Southern Africa, March 20 – April 28 2023 and A thematic cohort TBD based on demand May 22 – Jun 30, 2023.
The course will take 6 weeks
Yes, at the end of the course participants will receive a certificate of participation recognizing your successful completion of the course which you can add on your CV.

Advanced essential digital skills such as but not limited to using a laptop/smartphone, communicating online using email and using Google meets are needed for the participants to get the most out of this course.

Yes, to be an eligible participant for this course one needs to have an EdTech product focused on primary-level teachers and/or learners that they are developing (it’s in development phase) or that they have developed.
Yes, a startup can have more than one participant undertaking the course so long they meet the minimum requirements.
Yes, you have to be based in Africa, this course is targeted at Africa-based EdTech innovators and entrepreneurs.
No, the course is neither accredited nor affiliated to an international university
The course participants will be required to commit 5- 10 hours per week during the duration of the course; 6 weeks.
No expected travel.
All learning for this course will be virtual.
Yes, non-entrepreneurs can join so long as they are developing or have developed an EdTech product or service for primary-level teachers and learners in sub Saharan Africa. You might have your own company or work inside an organisation where you are leading the development of the EdTech product or service and they meet the rest of the requirements.
Yes, the course presents a great networking opportunity for EdTech developers, entrepreneurs and/or intrapreneurs to meet, learn and potentially collaborate.
The course is tailored to Africa-based EdTech innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing or have developed an EdTech product or service for primary-level teachers and learners in sub Saharan Africa and want to ensure their EdTech products use the best available evidence for how to improve teaching and learning outcomes.
The cohort-based course offering applicants will be vetted to ensure that they meet the selection criteria. However, the self-guided course is open to all interested parties who are not eligible to the cohort-based course offering.

See the course content here. However, you will get support from the coaches, industry experts and peers on subject matter related  to your EdTech product.

Unfortunately, the course targets individuals developing or have developed an EdTech product or service for primary-level teachers and learners in sub Saharan Africa

Unfortunately, the course is currently targeted at Africa-based EdTech innovators and entrepreneurs who want to ensure their EdTech products use the best available evidence to improve teaching and learning outcomes. If in future we expand the scope of our target participants, be the first one to know by subscribing to our newsletter.

The cohort based course supplemented by the coaching sessions, live masterclasses, and peer learning is designed to help you with this. Sounds interesting? Apply here

Even though a version of the course is cohort based, the only in-person track is the coaching, and the peer to peer which can be conducted in a mutually convenient time. The rest is self-paced.

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