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Africa Fintech Summit’s Alpha Expo program provides an opportunity for up to 15 early-stage startups to exhibit and demo their products to a wide variety of stakeholders.

Due to COVID-19, African Fintech D.C. Summit is postponed to October 2020 while the Alpha expo is to be hold virtually. It is remembered the Africa Fintech Summit Addis edition was hosted last year November.

Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) is collaborating with leading accelerators, investors, and technology partners to offer Africa-focused fintech startups the first ever AFTS Virtual Bootcamp themed around supporting startups in their efforts to get “investor ready.”


What’s Included

Startups that are selected to participate in the Alpha Expo program receive the following:

  • 1-day virtual bootcamp on April 16, 2020

  • 2 complimentary delegate passes ($600 value) to AFTS DC in October 2020

  • An exhibition table at AFTS DC to promote and pitch your product

  • 3 candidates will be selected to pitch at AFTS DC – the winner will be invited to pitch again at the Startup World Cup semi-finals in May 2021


Who Qualifies?

Any startup in fintech or a fintech- adjacent sector (InsurTech, TradeTech, AgTech+FinTech product, etc.) that:

  • Brings in less than US $1M in annual revenue

  • Is based in Africa or focuses predominantly on the African market

  • Operates in at least one African country

The Bootcamp sessions — led by IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator, Founders Factory Africa, Medici, Microsoft, Queen City Fintech, and Village Capital — will cover a range of topics, including: 

  • Data protection and privacy

  • Product/market fit

  • Go-to-market strategy and execution

  • Co-selling to the enterprise

  • Investor readiness

After applying here, up to 15 startups in fintech and fintech-adjacent sectors will be selected to participate in the bootcamp on April 16, 2020.

Startups will then have 6 months to apply the lessons they’ve learned from the bootcamp before they can redeem their complimentary exhibition space — and the chance to pitch! — at our 5th summit, #AFTSDC2020, on October 16th in Washington, D.C.

Apply here.

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