Fintech Africa 2016

Village Capital Fintech Africa 2016 for entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Village Capital, The MasterCard Foundation, and the DOEN Foundation are seeking to identify and support the next generation of fintech entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa. These entrepreneurs are innovating in financial technology to increase financial health and improve livelihoods for low-income populations.

Examples of this type of initiative include:

1. Increasing the access, relevance, and affordability of savings, credit, payments, and insurance products through leveraging data analytics, blockchain technology, and digital identity verification;

2. Increasing efficiency in supply chains and distribution channels across sectors through better market access, increased price transparency, increased connections to new suppliers, and access to other decision-driving market information; and/or

3. Enhancing livelihoods of low-income small business owners through tools for value-chain tracking, smart logistics, business insurance, working-capital loans, and financial management tools to better handle risk and volatility.


Program Dates:

  • Workshop 1: December 6-9
  • Workshop 2: January 24-27
  • Workshop 3: February 21-24

Applications close September 20th and will be reviewed on a rolling basis, thus those that apply earlier will have greater chances of being selected.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Village Capital Fintech Africa 2016 program for more information.