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StudyMate Is A Bulawayo Startup That Is Doing Simple And Basic Stuff To Equip A Level Students

Image: The founders of StudyMate: Rigney on the right and Justine on the left with Tinashe of Techzim In 2016 Rigney Muterisi then a lower sixth student got frustrated by how he had to share a single textbook with 7 other students! This meant each student would only get access to a textbook a few […]

Do You Have A Business Or Idea Around Educational Tech? Here’s Your Chance To Get $50K Funding

The first thing I should say is that you need to apply by next week Tuesday (3 April 2018)- sorry for the short notice. Now pay attention so you can apply and possibly get the funding and support that will increase your chances of scaling your solution for education across the continent. Injini is Africa’s […]

This South African startup has been acquired for US $103 million

A South Africa educational technology startup called GetSmarter has been acquired for $103 million in an all-cash transaction. The startup has been acquired by a US Nasdaq listed company called 2U, which offers online degrees. GetSmarter is essentially in the same business as 2U; it partners some of the world’s leading universities in creating online short courses for professionals. GetSmarter shares […]

These Zimbabwean entrepreneurs were backed by Microsoft and now want to transform local education

Mustard Seed generated significant interest among potential investors as well as prospective schools that were keen on integrating the platform with their existing school systems, something which prompted the team to explore the possibility of enhancing the system’s capabilities with options for district and provincial level data collation.

Let’s start an EdTech revolution!

I move that we start and EdTech revolution. We cannot argue with fact that Zimbabwe has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa. Neither can we argue with the fact that Zimbabweans have been known to do great things…outside of Zimbabwe. What we can happily argue about is whether these high literacy levels are […]