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The Opportunity

DFS Lab (www.dfslab.net) invites early-stage fintech entrepreneurs to join us in Tanzania to work on the next generation of innovative digital financial products for emerging markets.

Our bootcamp is an exciting week-long Design Sprint, a process of structured ideation and prototyping to answer critical business questions. Entrepreneurs will go through a workshop to design and test new fintech ideas where rapid prototyping and UI/UX mockup support will be available on site. Participating teams will create quick prototypes for representative customers and get actual feedback to see if there’s real potential for their solutions.

This high-intensity program provides participants with the very best hands-on support and guidance from world class mentors to help bring ideas to life. The best ideas will receive funding of up to USD $50K and six months of additional support from DFS Lab as a member of our accelerator, including weekly advisory calls, connections to our e...
The Opportunity

DFS Lab (www.dfslab.net) invites early-stage fintech entrepreneurs to join us in Tanzania to work on the next generation of innovative digital financial products for emerging markets.

Our bootcamp is an exciting week-long Design Sprint, a process of structured ideation and prototyping to answer critical business questions. Entrepreneurs will go through a workshop to design and test new fintech ideas where rapid prototyping and UI/UX mockup support will be available on site. Participating teams will create quick prototypes for representative customers and get actual feedback to see if there’s real potential for their solutions.

This high-intensity program provides participants with the very best hands-on support and guidance from world class mentors to help bring ideas to life. The best ideas will receive funding of up to USD $50K and six months of additional support from DFS Lab as a member of our accelerator, including weekly advisory calls, connections to our extensive network of fintech experts, and further fundraising support. The bootcamp runs for 5 days and includes flights, healthy meals, and accommodations.

Please check out a video of our previous bootcamp and find more information on our website.

What We're Looking For

DFS Lab is looking for any team with a breakthrough financial technology that can help bring financial services to the billions globally who lack them. In this call for entrepreneurs, we see conversational interfaces, technologies that work on feature phone (non-smartphones), and technologies that help close the financial services gender gap as key priorities.

You can learn more on our website at: www. dfslab.net/apply.

Who We're Looking For

We are seeking small and nimble teams of world class entrepreneurs, engineers, product managers, or other brilliant people who want to build digital services for millions of users. You have deep expertise in fintech, payments, or retail finance and a strong desire to work in developing countries. You dream of creating financial products that serve the needs of billions of low income consumers in developing countries.

We are looking for two-person teams who wish to launch a company or very early stage startups with less than USD $100K investment to date who want to send two co-founders to our bootcamp. Please have a founder or co-founder fill out the application.

If you are passionate about changing the landscape of mass market fintech, apply now
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