Some of Africa’s most promising start-up businesses in the burgeoning EdTech sector will be proudly on parade at eLearning Africa in Dakar, Senegal from 24-26 May. Event organisers say that their “innovative approach” and imagination will astonish overseas observers and leave them in no doubt about the potential of the continent’s EdTech sector.
Start-up companies from Africa’s booming EdTech sector feature in both the conference programme and on the list of exhibitors. Among them will be XaleyTech, which has developed robotics and computer programming to teach coding to children, and repetiteur.sn, the developer of a platform providing middle and high school students with ‘continuous curriculum improvement,’ assessment and feedback. Etudesk, which has developed a range of training platforms and offers a studio specialising in content design, will be taking part in the conference, as will Bakeli Tech, a management school specialising in new technology subjects.
There will also be mJangale, which provides a range of digital training services, including coding courses, fashion tech, artificial intelligence, drone and robot programming, and data science. The company, whose CEO Babacar Diop will be speaking at the conference, produces a range of apps and stem kits. Its international clients include the Institut Français, Goethe Institut, Unicef and Orange.
“We’re seeing lots of innovations by African companies coming onto the market now and there’ll be plenty of them on display at eLearning Africa, both in the conference and at the exhibition,” says Rebecca Stromeyer, the Founder and Director of eLearning Africa. “I am sure people from overseas who haven’t been keeping an eye on Africa’s EdTech sector will be astonished at the depth and breadth of the market, as well as its immense potential.
“At eLearning Africa, they will be able to see some of the variety, flair and imagination of African EdTech companies and they will appreciate their innovative approach. I have no doubt that African companies are going to be big players in the global market for technology-assisted learning. They are developing some pioneering solutions, and this is only the beginning.”