Announcing FinTech4U’s Three Grant Recipients in Zambia

The second FinTech4U Accelerator cohort was closed by The UN Capital Development Fund and BongoHive Innovation Hub, with the official announcement of the three winning FinTechs. Each FinTech improved its business model to better meet the needs of underserved Zambians and will be awarded a $5,000 grant.  The finalists were announced at a virtual ceremony attended by start-ups from both FinTech4U cohorts, partners such as the Securities Exchange Commission and Bank of Zambia, and others in the…

FinTech4U Accelerator Programme Accepting New Applications!

UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and BongoHive Innovation and Technology Hub are pleased to announce that after a successful three-month training programme, applications are now open for a new round of the FinTech4U Accelerator Programme.  FinTech4U is a programme designed to help start-up businesses offering digital financial services for Zambians. The objective of the programme is to improve start-up businesses by addressing some of the…

FinTech4U in Zambia – First Results of the Intensive Capacity Building Programme

One of the UN Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) greatest strengths is to facilitate dialogue between various stakeholders to advance growth and fulfil the local government’s ultimate goals: reducing poverty and improving livelihoods for those underserved. Last month, UNCDF convened a roundtable discussion between Financial Services regulators and fintech representatives in Zambia to foster an enabling…

Introducing FinTech4U’s first Cohort

After a rigorous application process and interview process, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and BongoHive Innovation and Technology Hub are pleased to announce the five Zambian FinTechs that will begin the FinTech4U Accelerator Programme in January 2020. The companies selected for the first FinTech4U cohort have shown their potential to improve financial inclusion…