CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa 2020 is back with a 1-week training and networking Bootcamp, hosted in Luxembourg between 1st and 8th March 2020, for 12 Fintech firms working to improve financial inclusion in Africa.
The principle aim of CATAPULT Africa is to provide support to promising Fintechs for Financial Inclusion startups and help them move to the next stage of their development in Africa and in Europe.
Parallel to the focus on startups, the boot camp will support the promotion of Fintech for Financial Inclusion topic to the broader Responsible Finance sector in Luxembourg and beyond, to include PFIs, MFIs, Fund Managers, Philanthropists, Advisory and Support firms.
The goal is to highlight and promote synergies, collaboration and potential partnerships between the participating Fintechs and these institutions.
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The boot camp also aims to promote and draw attention to the importance and value of Fintech for Financial Inclusion, through local and international media exposure, with the goal of focusing broad attention to the initiatives that are driving positive change in Africa.
The FinTech startups selected to participate in the programme will need to have been operational, likely in the seed to Series A stage. They also need to be based in Africa or with a primary focus in Africa.
CATAPULT Africa is supported by the LHoFT (The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology). The LHoFT Foundation is a public-private sector initiative that drives technology innovation for Luxembourg’s financial services industry, connecting the domestic and international Fintech community to develop solutions that shape the world of tomorrow.
Ugandan micro-pension service and e-wallet startup Four One Financial Services won the Best Catapulter Award at the 2018 edition.
Interested startups can apply before 30th of December here. Announcement of the 12 Fintech selected will be done on Monday 13th of January.