Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 8.42.54 AMVillage Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015

Do you have a financial innovation that can change the world? Village Capital is looking for financial services and technologies that will provide value for low-income households and others in Eastern Africa who are underserved by traditional financial services.

Village Capital and its partners have teamed up to identify game-changing financial services and technologies. Selected ventures will participate in a three-month outcome-based accelerator program (31 world-class programs in more than 6 countries to date) where they will present to leading investors and be mentored by industry leaders and their peers.

  • Innovations that provide affordable extensions of credit, loans, cash advances or other financial services to financially underserved households, individuals, or small agribusinesses businesses.
  • Technologies that extend traditional financial services (savings, credit, loans, insurance) to financially underserved households, individuals or businesses in alternative ways.
  • Technologies that formalize informal markets, increase the efficiency of the agricultural supply chain, or build wealth for smallholder farmers, low-wealth households, or individuals.
  • Ventures that have applications for agriculture, or for which smallholders or agribusinesses represent part or all of their customer base.

The program is structured as three intensive 4-day sessions over 3 months with additional remote collaboration online between sessions.

Session 1: April 15-18

Session 2: May 19-22

Session 3: June 22-25

$100,000 of pre-committed investment, $50,000 each for the top two enterprises

Apply here: FinTech Investments

DEADLINE: February 25, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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