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[Apply Now] Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2023 for African Startups

The Ecobank Fintech Challenge identifies and partners Fintechs that are ready to scale and provides them with support and access to opportunities in Ecobank’s 35 African markets. The goal? To contribute to their growth as potential Pan African Fintech success stories.

The Challenge is open to all Fintechs on the African continent. Interested Fintechs can apply by sending details of their product as well as a demo here. These products must address one or more of a specific set of pain points which can be found below. The selected finalists participate in the Ecobank Fintech Challenge Grand Finale. The ultimate winner for 2023 will be awarded a cash prize of $50,000. All finalists are inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship, which affords them the opportunity to explore deals, integration and commercial partnership with the Ecobank Group.

Organizer: Ecobank
Category: Competition
Eligible Country: Africans
Application Closing Date: 21 July 2023

Program Benefits

  • Multinational product roll out
  • Competition Cash prizes
  • Service provider partnerships
  • Access to Ecobank’s Pan-African Banking Sandbox
  • Access to Partner Network
  • Become a finalist; get inducted as an Ecobank Fintech Fellow
  • Integration with existing Ecobank digital offerings

Eligible Products

  • Customer Experience
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Credit Scoring
  • Ecosystem aggregation
  • Internal tools
  • Payments
  • Any other relevant product categories

How to Apply

Interested applicants must read the full details about the program before proceeding to the application page. Click here to check the official announcement page for more details about the application process. 

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