Tunisian ed-tech startup GoMyCode launches in its eighth international market

SENEGAL – GoMyCode, a Tunisian ed-tech startup, has opened a new hackerspace in Dakar, Senegal, its eighth international market. The startup recently opened its doors in Paris (France) and also has presence in Algiers (Algeria), Casablanca (Morocco), Cairo (Egypt), Manama (Bahrain), Lagos (Nigeria) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast) Launched in 2017 by Yahya and Amine Bouhlel, GoMyCode wants to be the school of the 21st century providing training in web development, web development, video game development, Artificial Intelligence, Data science, UX Design, or even Business Intelligence intended for everyone despite thier…

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Ed-tech startup ScholarX partners Airtel to launch new mobile learning platform

NIGERIA – ScholarX, an ed-tech startup, has partnered mobile operator Airtel to launch LearnAM, a new mobile learning platform that provides skills training content to improve learning outcomes. Launched in Nigeria in July 2016, the ScholarX app allows users to select parameters and scroll through lists of available scholarships that match their requirements. The initial version of the LearnAM app has been developed on KaiOS and will be available on affordable “smart-feature phones” with content in local dialects such as Pidgin English, Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa. LearnAM provides audio and…

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Edtech startup GoMyCode expands to Morocco months after pre-series A fundraising

MOROCCO – GoMyCode, a Tunisian edtech startup, is expanding to Morocco through a new Hackerspace in the Kingdom, with the aim of expanding the Gomycode community throughout the MENA region and in Africa This presence in Morocco comes as part of the startup’s expansion process towards Africa, thanks to a fundraising of US$850,000, in pre-series A, with a view to continuing its geographic expansion and strengthening its technological education platform. This comes months after it launched a station in Paris, Bahrain and Algeria. “We have the same challenges in Tunisia…

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Ed-tech startup Akhdar secures funding from EdVentures to provide smart learning experience

EGYPT – Akhdar, an Egyptian book summary mobile app, has raised a six-figure US dollar seed funding round from EdVentures, the venture capital arm of Egypt’s Nahdet Misr Publishing Group, to help it further develop its product. Akhdar will use the funding to add various new categories and topics its library and to provide readers with a smart learning experience to make the most of the content available on the platform. Founded in 2017 by Mohamed Osama, Akhdar began life as a YouTube channel summarising books through short and engaging…

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Nigerian ed-tech startup Edves to raise funding to for further expansion in Africa

NIGERIA – Edves, a Nigerian ed-tech startup is in the process of raising a US$500,000 seed funding even as it continues to expand operations across Africa. The startup founded in in 2016 by Dimeji Falana and Dare Adebayo, is an academic portal that automates operations in schools and colleges from admission to transcript generation. The platform improves the quality of learning by reducing teacher and administrator workload and gives them opportunities to mark attendance and prepare classroom lessons using AI algorithms. Prior to the adoption of the Edves software, 70%…

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