Village Capital needs fintech startups for FinTech: Africa 2016 programme

Training and investment company Village Capital is looking for entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa for its FinTech: Africa 2016 programme. The event aims to find startups who are not only in the fintech sector, but who will be able to increase the financial health of low-income populations.

The event is to be hosted in conjunction with The MasterCard Foundation and the DOEN Foundation.

When looking for startups for the event, Village Capital lists criteria such as using data and analytics to leverage credit and payments, increase efficiency in supply chains and distribution channels, and tools for working-capital loans and financial management loans.

Once the programme has concluded, two startups will each receive US$50 000 in capital investment from VilCap Investments.

The FinTech: African 2016 event will be split into three workshops, which will take place from 7 to 10 December, 24 to 27 January, and finally 28 February to 3 March. The programme will take place in Nairobi, Lagos, and Accra.

Applications for the programme close on 20 September and those applying earlier will have a higher chance of being accepted. There is no application fee.

For more information, visit the Village Capital website.



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