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Co-creation Hub Selects 12 Nigerian Startups for its 2nd Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship

What’s this about?

  • Co-creation Hub (CcHub) has selected 12 innovative ed-tech startups for the second cohort of the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship, offering support and funding to drive change in Africa’s education sector.
  • The fellowship, launched with a US$15 million initiative in Kenya and Nigeria, provides the selected startups with technical resources, mentorship, and access to a global network.
  • CcHub anticipates the potential of the second cohort of selected startups to enhance the region’s ed-tech landscape and improve education outcomes in Nigeria.

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Co-creation Hub (CcHub) has announced the selection of 12 innovative ed-tech startups to join the second cohort of the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship. The fellowship provides industry support and funding to empower startups driving change in Africa’s education landscape. 


It was reported in February 2023 that CcHub had announced a new partnership with the Mastercard Foundation under the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship Programme to launch a US$15 million ed-tech accelerator initiative in Kenya and Nigeria.

The fellowship initially supported 12 Nigerian startups and 12 Kenyan companies in 2023 and is now back for its second year. The 12 selected startups will gain access to a wealth of technical and advisory resources, mentorship, including courses on the science of learning, and access to a global network to help scale their impact. 

The selected ventures include language learning solution Topset; testing and learning platform Exam Scholars; Data Entry Academy (DEA), a virtual academy and community that empowers job seekers with fundamental skills; and Genti Media, which focuses on African education and storytelling.

Also selected are school discovery and matching platform Edusko; on-demand professional development course provider Harde Business; animation skills provider Magic Lab Academy; and interactive learning platform Proud African Roots.

The cohort is completed by AI-enabled learning platform for the visually-impaired Vinsighte; social-emotional learning platform IM FLOW; career development platform WIFICOMBAT; and online learning service Skill Up With Kahdsole.

What they are saying…

After a rigorous application and selection process, we are enthusiastic about the potential of the selected startups to enhance the face of ed-tech in the region. After the success of cohort one, we are excited about the second cohort’s potential to add to better education outcomes for students in Nigeria,” said Nissi Madu, managing partner at CcHub.


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