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A venture founded by a Cambridge Judge alumnus successfully raises funds to deliver scholarships to students in South Africa.

Three people enjoying a HyperionDev coding bootcamp.

The HyperionDev venture founded by Riaz Moola, an alumnus of the MPhil in Technology Policy programme (2014) at Cambridge Judge Business School, launched an international social impact investment campaign to deliver up to £175,000 in scholarships to improve technology skills in South Africa. The venture was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme run by the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at the Business School.

Riaz Moola.
Riaz Moola

HyperionDev raised nearly £2m through crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, enabling it to support scholarships.

“I strongly believe that accessible tech education is the future of social upliftment and mobility for thousands of people across the globe. In South Africa, there are too many people who do not have the skills nor opportunity to find well-paying, decent jobs,” says Riaz Moola, founder and CEO of HyperionDev.

Founded in 2012, the venture aims to close the growing global tech skills gap through affordable tech education and has helped thousands of students learn job-ready developer skills. Their coding bootcamps – online and on-site at its Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses – are accessible to complete beginners, where individuals can take courses using personal computers or mobile phones, even without a broadband connection.