Monday, 20th January 2020
Thursday, 16th April, 2020
18:00Hrs – 20:00Hrs
Every Monday + one-on-one sessions with experts
1st November, 2019
The FinTech4U Accelerator Programme is a 3-month accelerator programme. The programme is designed for entrepreneurs who have recently started a fintech or digital financial services business that has the potential to grow throughout Zambia and the regional market.
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) aims to support the growth of the digital economy and increase access to financial services for all Zambians, as a way to improve livelihoods.
BongoHive seeks to catalyse the growth of Zambian entrepreneurship, innovation and technology through support programmes, workshops and events.
UNCDF and BongoHive partnered on a business accelerator programme, FinTech4U, that aims to address some of these challenges by working with 10 Zambian FinTechs that offer innovative and effective digital financial products and services to all Zambians, especially those that are traditionally underserved or “left behind.”
The programme begins with a call for applications from 4th October 2019 to 1st November, 2019. Classes for entrepreneurs will run from 20th January 2020 to 16th April, 2020.
Both UNCDF and BongoHive believe that by addressing these and other challenges, these FinTechs, SMEs and other stakeholders in the ecosystem will contribute to a stronger infrastructure to support the digital economy and thus improve the livelihoods and opportunities for Zambians.
The accelerator programme will consist of a selection of 5-10 startups , operating in any one or more of the following focus areas:
Female-led businesses are encouraged to apply!
New businesses, including FinTechs, need support in many areas to succeed and thrive.
In addition to technical assistance, each FinTech will receive $3000 to achieve milestones within the programme.
How We Select U
To qualify for the FinTech4U programme you must be a FinTech.
A FinTech is defined as: a business that uses technology and/or data to bring a new product, service or business model in the financial services sector (including Business2Customer, Business2Business, Business2Government, etc)
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