What are the challenges we face?
young people are transitioning to working-age young adults in the coming decades
the youth unemployment rate in the MENA region is the highest in the world
What is the solution?
Educational Technology is a clear opportunity to address major demographic shifts and educational challenges in the MENA region while creating new jobs and income streams.
jobs created for every 10 successful new enterprises in MENA
EdTech in the MENA region is still significantly underdeveloped compared to other regions
users across MENA’s leading edtech platforms- the demand for EdTech is high!
What is our long-term impact?
Through the inimitable mix of hands-on engagement and holistic advisory for ideating, building, and scaling extraordinary EdTech ventures, we contribute to the transformative impact across the MENA region:
Positive long-term outcomes on learners impacted by portfolio companies
Development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem supporting EdTech in the region
Decrease in youth unemployment in the region
As impact catalysts, we also see our mission in contributing to peace and prosperity for people and the planet and believing in the power of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 set by the United Nations to end extreme poverty and hunger by 2030. Through our activities, we are engaging ourselves and our varied stakeholders to accelerate achievement of the five following goals in the long term:
A thesis-driven, founder-focused studio
The ReimaginED Collective is a thesis-driven, founder-focused Venture Studio for seeding and scaling education technology ventures poised to create global educational impact, starting with the MENA region.
The studio is driven by three principles: first, that education technology (edtech) built by entrepreneurs who have a deep understanding of local conditions and context is best positioned to radically improve outcomes for learners in the MENA region; second, that the GCC member states’ push to build entrepreneurial ecosystems will be accelerated by a focused effort to nurture local entrepreneurial talent and networks focused specifically on edtech; and third, that success in addressing the first two principles will reduce the burden on ailing public systems by creating exciting and innovative ventures, in turn, making a dent in the youth unemployment crisis in the MENA region, the highest in the world at 27%.