Application is opened for Pan-African startups in the growth-stage who are looking to grow to apply for the Pan-African Fintech Accelerator and Immersion Program. The program is funded by the SANAD Fund for MSME in partnership with MEST and Impact Lab.
The Pan-African Fintech Accelerator is a six-month virtual program designed for high potential technology businesses looking to scale their business, create a global partnership, and explore the North African market. Ten fintech startups from Uganda, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Senegal will go through high-impact tailored-made market integration and immersion program that will enable participants to launch successfully into North Africa and scale their business globally.
● Must be a growth stage fintech company looking to have market entry into North
● Must be operational in either Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Uganda and Senegal.
● At least one founder must be a citizen of one of the participating countries.
● Must be a Fintech startup providing solutions in regulatory technology, personal
finance, lending, insurance, payment / money transfer, HR and payroll, wealth
management, accounting and expense management.
● Must have begun operations at least two (2) years before applying for this program
● Must have a dedicated full time founding team with at least 1 female founder
● Have evidence of revenue and a clearly demonstrated potential to scale.
● Industry-specific training on how to assess and enhance your fintech product, design
thinking, software engineering, business model development, user discovery,
product lifecycle, agile product roadmaps, product testing, data analysis and
business model evaluation.
● Facilitated sessions with North African experts on the local fintech regulatory
environments as well as mindset culture.
● Workshops on leadership, unit economics and business partnerships.
● Industry meet-ups with North-African stakeholders and ecosystem players including
institutional partners, corporates, and ecosystem players such as VCs.
● Virtual one-to-one sessions with pre-identified potential clients or commercial
● Tailored sessions on go-to-market strategies including coaching on presentation,
pitching and public speaking, as well as support in developing adapted marketing
● Participation in Demo Day where startups will meet and present to an audience of
investors, industry experts, corporates, ecosystem players.