Educational Technology

September 15, 2015

SA’s iGrow Academy expands online training courses to Canada

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:36 am

BY TOM JACKSON, Disrupt-Africa

South African startup iGrow Academy, which provides low-cost online vocational and soft skill courses licensed by academic institutions. Launched in September last year, iGrow Academy announced in June it had raised funding from a South African educational institution in order to expand marketing of its online courses. The startup is also expanding geographically, with chief executive officer (CEO) Jared Koning telling Disrupt Africa the company has now established a satellite office in Toronto, Canada ahead of further launches in the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK). Koning said three major e-commerce players based in Canada have shown interest in selling the soft skills courses, with iGrow Academy expecting to hit more than 4,000 students in the country by the end of 2016. The startup also sees an opportunity in educating immigrants into Canada.

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