Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship Program 2023

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship Program for young South Africans aimed at improving learning outcomes in South Africa.

The Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship is an EdTech specialised venture support program uniquely designed for high-growth and high-impact companies addressing pressing challenges in education in South Africa through technology and innovation.

Fellowship Sponsors: Mastercard Foundation and EdTech

Program Type: Undergraduate Fellowship

Program Location:  South Africa

Program Duration: 7 Months

Available Slot: Several

Basic Qualifications: Not specified

Nationality: South Africans

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Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship 2023 | ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The typical participating Fellow in the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship Program fits the following profile:

  • Has a tech-enabled solution designed to improve educational outcomes in South Africa, preferably supporting learners in pre-primary education (ages 0-5), primary and secondary education (ages 5-18) and/or teacher training and professional development.
  • Post-revenue (annual turnover likely exceeding R1,000,000); Has the potential to reach 8,000 direct learners within one year of program participation.
  • Addresses a substantial market opportunity, with a focus on South Africa.
  • Characterised by a great potential for creating positive social impact on educational outcomes.
  • Has recently raised or is in the midst of raising a seed round of funding or has demonstrated that their maturity is at a comparable level.
  • Led by a diverse team with a strong understanding of the context in which they operate – we’re especially excited to support inspiring female founders and leadership teams.

Fellowship Benefits

  • Equity-free venture funding of over R1,000,000.
  • Hands-on support from specialists in education innovation, fundraising, impact M&E, commerce and more.
  • Pedagogical evaluation and certification by EdTech Impact and Education Alliance Finland.
  • Bespoke market research support by the Injini Think Tank’s team of education innovation researchers.
  • “Sponsored skills” to temporarily fill identified gaps in each team with the intention to build capacity for long-term success.
  • Exposure and growth in new markets, including travel and speaking opportunities at ecosystem events.
  • Training and personalised coaching from faculty members of Carnegie Mellon University – a global leader in education technology and applied learning sciences.
  • Contributing to a growing body of evidence documenting “what works” in African EdTech.

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship 2023 are to complete an online application and provide all the required information by the application deadline.

Application Deadline: 19th March 2023

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