Eight fintechs will on Friday in Lome, Togogo head-to-head for the coveted US$50,000 prize in the 2023 Ecobank Fintech Challenge Grand Finale (www.Ecobank.com), hosted at the Ecobank Pan African Conference Centre.
In contention at the event which will also provide opportunity to promote networking, regulatory, innovation and investment dialogue will be the $50,000 challenge prize
Finalists for the largest no-strings-attached fintech cash award in Africa now in its sixth edition are: Flexpay Technologies (Kenya), IPOXCap AI (South Africa), Kastelo (South Africa), Koree (Cameroon), Kori Tech (Senegal), SmartTeller Technologies (Nigeria), Rubyx (Belgium & Senegal), and Wolf Technologies (DR Congo).
They emerged, according to a statement by the group, from an impressive pool of 1,490 fintechs, representing 64 countries both within and beyond Africa.
All finalists in the annual event which brings together fintechs, regulators, investors, financial institutions, global technology companies, tech hubs, entrepreneurs and industry experts will be admitted into the Ecobank Fintech Challenge Fellowship Programme.
The event, the statement added, has evolved into a flagship platform dedicated to nurturing innovation and fostering collaboration within the African fintech ecosystem. Additionally, it provides an opportunity to celebrate the winners of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge.
“The 2023 Ecobank Fintech Challenge Grand Finale promises to be a remarkable event, brimming with innovation. This Grand Finale has attracted support from new sponsors, including Arise for the second consecutive year, Huawei, Asky Airlines, Proparco and Jeune Afrique Media Group. The event will feature a range of highlights, including a fintech innovation exhibition, insightful thought-leadership panels, a fintech bootcamp, networking sessions, investor interactions, and regulatory discussions,” the statement added.
The 2023 edition of the Ecobank Fintech Challenge is also supported by ALX Africa, ABAN Angels, Africa Fintech Network, MEST Africa, Bluespace, Naija Startups, Jeune Afrique, TechCabal and Konfidants.