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Lightbulb Benefits


Easily manage content and interactive services between subject matter experts and learners.

Save Time

Users can access content and interact/communicate at any time. Lightbulb services are available 24/7.

Cost and Logistics

Save money on costs and logistics of accessing content and user interactivity. Lightbulb provides easy online access.

The Modern Learning Experience


Access from anywhere on any digital device


Quick and clean interface


Test your knowledge by doing assessments


Chat to Experts and/or Peers on Q&A Forum and in real time over chat


View content created by experts, licensed content providers and open source

User Interface

Responsive design enables service to be accessible on any internet connectable device.

Web standards

Built on top of the most modern web standard and technologies


Conforms to all guidelines for secure and reliable access.


Integrated applications for iOS and Android devices.


 Built with Amazon AWS and Amazon’s CDN for speedy file delivery

Partners and Clients

Giving EdTech Startups a heard start

AWS EdStart, the AWS educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator, is designed to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions on the AWS Cloud. The program is designed to enable EdTech startups to move faster with specially tailored benefits.

Supporting the next generation of tech professionals

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (Citi) is Africa’s oldest tech incubator. Working with government, business and society, CiTi promotes the inclusive growth of the digital economy.

Change education across africa

Injini is the first EdTech dedicated incubator programme on the African continent. It is the only opportunity for EdTech entrepreneurs based anywhere in Africa to get industry specialist mentoring, support, scale up and funding introductions, and early stage funding.

We pride ourselves on individual attention

Tenacious Tutors, your number one source for small group tuition in Mathematics, Physical Science and Accounting. They are dedicated to giving you the very best tuition, with a focus on providing a student-centric environment, connectedness and superior service. They have two fully operational branches in Cape Town.

Members of Proudly South African share a commitment to an uplifting ethos that promotes social and economic change and progress

The Proudly South African Campaign was born out of Socio-economic necessity in 1998 with the Presidential Jobs Summit – under leadership of former South African Pres. Nelson Mandela. It was formed from the international research that was based on the Australian buy local campaign. The same concept was bought here in South Africa to address the issues of Job creation through local investment in local products and services.

Revolutionise Learning and Skills Transfer

SFI focus on the common goal of empowering communities through education and skills training by harnessing innovation.

Increased well being and prosperity through science, technology and innovation.

The Department of Science and Technology seeks to boost socio-economic development in South Africa through research and innovation. To achieve its goals, the Department provides leadership, an enabling environment and resources for science, technology and innovation. Through its Programmes (Administration; Technology Innovation; International Cooperation and Resources; Research Development and Support; and Socio-economic Innovation Partnerships) and several entities that work alongside it, the Department is accomplishing groundbreaking science and enhancing the well-being of all South Africans.

Building Africa’s most vibrant tech innovation ecosystem through communities, code, lean innovation and start-up Labs.

mLab Southern Africa is a registered Nonprofit organisation and Level 1 B-BBEE service provider focusing on Skills and Enterprise Development as well as Lean Innovation Facilitation and Supplier Development Support. They are partnered with founding partners The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, The Department of Science & Technology, The Innovation Hub, The CSIR, The V&A Waterfront and the World Bank.

Helping you succeed academically

Akad+ is an academic learning center where pupils and students can acquire a variety of support and practice under the guidance of experienced and skilled staff and facilitators. All the staff have years of experience in the school and university education and have the expertise to make a difference to the learning experience and ultimate achievement.

Catalysts for growth for entrepreneurs and investors

IDF Capital was established on 01 March 2008, to exploit the opportunity of profitably investing in the entrepreneurial SME landscape by providing appropriate financial and non-financial products and support to unlock value of the SME sector.

IDF Capital aspires to be more than just another African business. It is our goal to become catalysts of economic growth across Africa by supporting people on their entrepreneurial journey. Our bespoke service offering gives entrepreneurs the boost they need to grow operationally, and become financially independent through leveraging our experience and knowledge of the African market. We are driven to provide continued sustainability of African businesses through capital and intelligent support. We believe in the power of small businesses to facilitate trade and create jobs.


FutureMakers is Telkom’s enterprise and supplier development programme. Launched in May 2015, it has made significant progress in supporting strategic start-ups and existing small businesses as well as other entrepreneurial ventures aligned to the technology sector and the Telkom value chain.

IDF Capital, on behalf of Telkom, manages the FutureFund, the funding pillar of the FutureMakers Programme.


Takes high growth businesses to the market

I’M IN Accelerator seeks to launch black owned, high growth startups into the South African technology sector by providing opportunities to technically apt entrepreneurs with limited access to resources.

I’M IN partners with entrepreneurs who have commercially viable application technologies by facilitating access to seed funding through early stage equity, in conjunction with business development support and one-on-one mentorship from industry specialists.

The accelerator allows startups to test their assumptions and validate their products in the market, while commercialising startups that show real market potential.

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