Yves Iradukunda co-founded Academic Bridge, a data management company for primary and secondary schools as a spinoff of a business support program he had launched with AEC. The Academic Bridge platform is a mix of web and text message-based so that schools can more easily collect and maintain data. It's designed so that schools can communicate better with parents and collect school fees more efficiently. Academic Bridge officially launched in January 2016 and is now working with ten schools. Their team of ten people has raised about $30,000 in investment, including a loan from AEC. Academic Bridge offers a much needed innovation in educational data management.