CcHub/Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship Program 2024 (Cohort 2)

CcHub and Mastercard Foundation are partnering to empower ed-tech startups that are building tools that enhance learning outcomes and accelerate access to equitable and quality education for Africa’s next generation.

The program provides a unique opportunity to collaborate with a network of experienced professionals with the same goal: to drive innovation in the edtech sector. They will provide hands-on mentorship and resources to help you get your startup to the next level.


Startups that make it into the accelerator program enjoy the following benefits:

  • Qualified startups are entitled to $100k in equity-free funding over the course of the accelerator program.
  • Startups, through this program, would be exposed to investors to help scale their products.
  • Startups can tap into our multidisciplinary experts for design, product, and tech optimization.


  • 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 possess these two qualities:
  • EdTech Solution Based
  • Must have verifiable users aligned with the 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.

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed in three stages:

Stage 1: 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

Stage 2: Selected EdTech solutions from the first stage will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Scalability
  • Long-term
  • Plan/Vision
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Team Potential

Stage 3: 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.

Deadline: February 17, 2024