Village 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
DEADLINE: February 25, 2015