$75,000 funding each for two Edupreneurs in Africa
Pearson has partnered with investment firm Village Capital to provide funding for edupreneurs in Africa. This will be done through the Pearson Affordable Learning fund for its 2014 incubator programme and “will support and invest in education entrepreneurs across Africa that are serving some of the world’s less privileged students and solving the world’s most pressing educational challenges.”
Although the programme will be operating in South Africa, applications are open to ‘edupreneurs’ operating across Africa who serve students in low-income communities and intend to scale their businesses to make a positive impact on the future of learning. Seeking market-based solutions to major problems facing education for the less privileged, Edupreneurs is intended for early stage start-ups operating for-profit models in African nations, with or without technological components.
Up to USD $75,000 in seed funding will be offered to two education entrepreneurs. Application is now open. For more information, please visit Village Capital’s website.