EIDU want to educate the world’s poorest 1 billion children by giving them the world’s best learning content at their fingertips. Most of them are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and math today. EIDU has created a learning app for young children that works in the lowest-income areas where it’s especially hard to get the high-quality education that all children deserve. The solution enables children to learn by themselves, at their own pace, at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives.
EIDU is established in Kenyan schools with over 10,000 learners using the app and has developed an onboarding process that leads to over 90% of new teachers actively using the app within 2 weeks. Our vision is to serve the world’s poorest 1 billion children by building a mobile global edtech learning platform.
Following rapid growth in Kenya, EIDU is looking for a Growth Manager for its expansion across Africa. You will start with Nigeria and will be the main person on the ground executing market entry and subsequent growth across the country. This includes building a local network, acquisition and onboarding of new schools, and coordination with all relevant stakeholders (i.e. school organisations, government). You will also subsequently play a key role in growing EIDU’s presence in several other African countries.
Preferred starting date is September 1st 2020
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EIDU’s primary goal is to achieve social impact. They see early childhood education as a key factor in reducing the global opportunity gap. The ability to use mobile technology to improve educational conditions worldwide is in reach – at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives. In a few years, smartphones will be ubiquitous even in the least developed regions of the world. EIDU believe there is immense potential in harnessing smartphones as a teaching tool – it all depends on the software, and they are creating an app-based learning environment that enables children aged 3-6 to develop cognitive abilities on their own.
EIDU chose to approach their mission by founding a technology startup and are confident that their business model will allow them to develop a highly competitive product, as well as to attract the most talented people in the field. Despite their strong focus on technology and economy, the convictions that drive them are deeply humanistic, not technocratic. An innovative equity model reflects their focus on impact: rather than benefiting the first generation of founders only, it is designed to drive purposeful entrepreneurship for all employees over the course of a full decade.
Behind EIDU is a team with a decade-long common history of building and marketing highly innovative and successful software products. They want EIDU to be a place for growth, supporting people to make the best out of their talents. Employing agile principles on all levels, their organisational culture empowers people to act and make decisions autonomously within their domains. Simple and effective processes remove obstacles that hinder people from getting their jobs done, as well as involve them in shaping the organisation.
EIDU is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with employees from 10 different countries. Team members are also based in Nairobi, Kenya and Mexico City.