African startup ecosystem

Facebook celebrates achievers across Sub Saharan African (SSA) following International Women’s Day

As part of its ongoing celebration of International Women’s Day, and under the banner of this year’s theme #EachforEqual, Facebook honors women from across Africa who have been using their voices to bring people together, build and make significant impact in their communities, while inspiring other women by changing the African narrative. Platforms like Facebook …

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Apply for the 2020 Ecobank Fintech Challenge

The Ecobank Fintech Challenge identifies and partners Fintechs that are ready to scale and provides them with support and access to Ecobank’s 33 African markets so they can grow to become true Pan African Fintech success stories. Ecobank Group, the pan-African banking group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter the 3rd edition of the …

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Nigeria\’s OneFi secures $5mn debt facility from Nairobi-based Lendable

One Finance Limited [OneFi] today announces that it has secured a $5M debt facility for its consumer facing platform, Paylater. The facility comes from New York and Nairobi-based Lendable, a technology-enabled funding provider to African consumer and SME lenders. The debt facility will be used to deploy more loans to Paylater customers, specifically through a …

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One Giant Leap for FinTech in Nigeria by Dewale Otolorin

Almost two years ago, I got the opportunity to contribute my quota to the adoption of Open Banking in the Nigerian financial industry; I did this from my corner at GTBank by helping to re-position the Bank’s corporate payment solutions as democratized APIs for consumption by FinTechs and MSMEs. It was a challenging experience — from convincing …

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Attend: Africa Fintech Summit

The Africa Fintech Summit gathers innovators, investors, policy makers and other key stakeholders in the Fintech sector to discuss technologies transforming finance on the continent, debate regulatory policies, compare best practices, and forge new ventures. The two-day event will feature investor missions from the US, UK, and UAE, an Alpha Expo featuring the most exciting startups …

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Finalists Announced for the 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge

  Ecobank has announced the finalists for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology startups. The list includes eleven (11) fintech startups from across the continent and beyond. The startups are: Wallet.ng (Nigeria), Nala (Tanzania), Litee (Benin), SESO Global (South Africa), InvestED (Sierra Leone), Eversend (France), Secapay (Nigeria), Virtual Identity …

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Apply: EcoBank Fintech Challenge for African Startups

Ecobank the leading pan-African banking group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter its Ecobank Fintech Challenge. Now in its second year, the initiative gives African startups the chance to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially to partner Ecobank in rolling-out their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets. Ecobank is currently welcoming submissions from all start-ups and …

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$25k Available When You Join CCHub\’s Incubation Program

Looking to grow your tech startup from Nigeria? The Incubation program at CcHUB takes a hands-on approach to help entrepreneurs execute a working business model and grow a sustainable business. Our goal is to help the entrepreneur(s) properly structure their business, ensure consistent growth and access funding to build a lasting global entity. Startups that are …

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Empowering Founders: Attend the VC4A Startup Academy

The VC4A Startup Academy is offering direct access to expertise proven to work for successful entrepreneurs and investors operating across Africa. Founders can take their business to the next level by learning about the latest insights, download tools and listen to advice from 35 experts active in the emerging African startup ecosystem. The first course is …

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