Fintech in Africa: How to scale impact

Monday, 25 September 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

 

Date & Time: Monday 25th September 2017, 18:00-21:00

Venue: London Business School, 26 Sussex Place, Marylebone, London NW1 4SA

Tickets: £24 - Registration is essential, please book your place on Eventbrite

Brought to you by the Professionals for Africa network and the Royal African Society, in collaboration with DLA PiperInnovate Finance, and London Business School's Africa Club.

Tickets are free for RAS Corporate Members & PFA Donor Members with the promotional code.

 

The future of business in Africa has become synonymous with ‘disruptive’ technology and fintech in particular. Entrepreneurs and investors alike are attracted by the task of creating a digital financial ecosystem from scratch, whilst providing social impact for Africa’s unbanked citizens. Over the past two years, Africa’s fintech scene has boomed significantly, marked by a surge in both the numbers of startups launched and investments. There are currently over 300 fintech startups operating in Africa, which have raised over $100 million since 2015.

But how can startup founders profitably scale their products and services whilst solving low levels of financial inclusion? How can they tackle challenges such as interoperability across Africa’s fragmented infrastructure and markets? And how can funders address regional gaps in funding destinations to ensure greater social impact?

Join this special forum where our expert panels of entrepreneurs and investors will delve into fintech in Africa, sharing their insights on the trends that are shaping the continent’s digital financial landscape; from payments and remittances to insurance and savings products. This event will facilitate unique interactive discussions with practical tips, inspiration and useful resources shared by our panellists.

 

For more information, please contact ras_corporate@soas.ac.uk

 

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