CiTi, FinTech Circle to launch ‘FinTech Academy Africa’ in SA


The FinTech Academy Africa, a joint initiative by FinTech Circle and Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi), is set to launch in SA on 24 and 25 April, in Johannesburg.

The academy is geared toward CEOs and the like who have a limited amount of time on their hands, but who still would like a deeper understanding of best practices in fintech.

The two-day curriculum has been designed to deliver a comprehensive understanding of important areas surrounding fintech in a short amount of time.

CEO of CiTi, Ian Merrington commented on the joint effort in a press release to Ventureburn. “Board directors and Executive Committee members are increasingly being called upon to make far-reaching strategic business decisions in areas affected by rapidly developing disruptive technology. The curriculum of the FinTech Academy has been specifically developed to fast-track their knowledge, support decision making and also to future-proof their careers.”

The FinTech Academy Africa will aim to empower CEOs and the like or C-level executives through their innovative programme

The FinTech Academy will aim to utilise international expertise to help participating entrepreneurs create innovative trends which can be applied to South Africa and Africa as a whole.

“We have taken particular care to adapt the curriculum to be of relevance to executives who are based in Africa. South Africa and the rest of the continent present a number of unique and exciting opportunities for the use of FinTech, particularly in areas of FinTech convergence,” said the CEO and co-founder of FinTech Circle, Nicole Anderson.

The curriculum which Anderson refers to will be based on an international bestseller, The FinTech Book which was co-authored by the chairman and co-founder of Fintech Circle, Susanne Chishti.

“We have seen enormous interest in the Academy in Europe and we are delighted to be in a position to enable this knowledge transfer to the African Continent. We envisage running at least two Masterclass sessions per year, in South Africa,” said Chishti.

Those wanting a ticket can click here. Startups or small business with less than 40 employees will qualify for the discounted Startup Ticket.

Featured image: Liam Matthews via Flickr 



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