Let’s build the future of learning in Africa, together

Join us as we partner with the Mastercard Foundation to shape the future of education through cutting-edge technology solutions.

Application Deadline: March 21, 2023

The second cohort call will open soon

Our Partnership

A collaboration for growth in African EdTech

iHub and Mastercard Foundation are partnering to empower edtech startups who are building tools that enhance learning outcomes and accelerate access to equitable and quality education for Africa’s next generation.

Take your EdTech Solution to the next level

We’re seeking brilliant innovators with groundbreaking EdTech solutions that can revolutionise the way we learn, from early-childhood to corporate education.

Apply now to join the next cohort and unlock a range of benefits to help your startup reach its full potential.

Eligibility Criteria

Startups must be Africa focused and incorporated in Kenya. They should be building solutions that address challenges across K-12, tertiary education and vocational skills training.

EdTech Solution Based

Must have verifiable users & align with accelerator’s focus areas ie: increasing access to education, improving student learning experience, streamlining school management and enhancing teacher and trainer effectiveness.

Inclusive Teams

Applicants should have a balanced team, passionate about education.   Female founders of EdTech solution companies are strongly encouraged to apply

The Application Process
Applications will be reviewed in 3 stages


Interested innovators are to apply through this link. In this stage, the Edtech solutions will be assessed on the following criteria
  • Problem/Solution Fit
  • Founder Potential
  • Business Model Fit
  • Traction


Selected EdTech solutions from the first stage will be assessed based on the following criteria
  • Scalability
  • Long-term Plan/Vision
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Team Potential


The final stage will be an interview with applicants who have successfully gone through the assessment stage. A final selection will then be made, subject to due diligence.


Mastercard Foundation

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