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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.


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A Partnership designed for African Edtech Growth

CcHub 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. Startups that make it into our accelerator programme enjoy the following benefits.

Equity Free Funding

Qualified startups are entitled to $100k in equity free funding over the course of the accelerator programme

Support & Mentoring

Startups can tap into our multidisciplinary experts for design, product, and tech optimization.

Investor Network

Startups, through this programme would be exposed to investors to help scale their products

Discount & Deals

Startup through this programme can enjoy special deals from tools and service providers we have partnered.

Marketing Strategy

Our team of experts will help startups align their market strategy to enable them hit PMF

Is your Edtech
Startup Eligible?

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

Your Edtech Solution must posses these two qualities

EdTech Solution Based

Must have verifiable users aligned with our accelerator’s focus: education access, student learning, school management, and teacher/trainer effectiveness.

Inclusive Teams

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

Got Questions?

Discover answers to common queries in our FAQs. Click the button below to explore information about the program. If you still have unanswered questions, register for one of our upcoming info sessions. Join us to ask your questions and receive immediate assistance.

Applications will be reviewed in 3 stages

Interested innovators are to apply below. 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.

Startup Testimonials

Impact Videos

Our startups emphasize how the Edtech Fellowship program has enhanced their products to effectively cater to the needs of the African learners.

They have benefited from diverse support across various growth verticals, including product and design optimization, learning sciences, product distribution, investment readiness, and Talent support.

Watch the experiences and growth stories of our startups during the program.

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About Us

Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to enable young people in Africa and in Indigenous communities in Canada to access dignified and fulfilling work.

Co-creation Hub

We are an innovation centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity

Knowledge Pieces

Access a diverse range of educational resources that meet the
needs of startups, students, teachers, parents and other
stakeholders in the education sector

Downloadable Resource

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