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Funded by the SANAD Fund for MSME, in partnership with MEST Africa and Impact Lab, the Pan-African Fintech Accelerator is a six-month virtual program designed for high potential technology businesses looking to scale their business, create global partnerships, and explore North African markets. Ten (10) fintech startups from Uganda, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal will go through a high-impact and tailor-made market integration and immersion program that will enable participants to launch successfully into North Africa and scale their businesses globally.

Who we are looking for:

● Must be a growth stage fintech company looking to have market entry into North
Africa.
● Must be operational in either Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Uganda and Senegal.
● At least one founder must be a citizen of one of the participating countries.
● Must be a Fintech startup providing solutions in regulatory technology, personal
finance, lending, insurance, payment/money transfer, HR an...
Funded by the SANAD Fund for MSME, in partnership with MEST Africa and Impact Lab, the Pan-African Fintech Accelerator is a six-month virtual program designed for high potential technology businesses looking to scale their business, create global partnerships, and explore North African markets. Ten (10) fintech startups from Uganda, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal will go through a high-impact and tailor-made market integration and immersion program that will enable participants to launch successfully into North Africa and scale their businesses globally.

Who we are looking for:

● Must be a growth stage fintech company looking to have market entry into North
Africa.
● Must be operational in either Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Uganda and Senegal.
● At least one founder must be a citizen of one of the participating countries.
● Must be a Fintech startup providing solutions in regulatory technology, personal
finance, lending, insurance, payment/money transfer, HR and payroll, wealth
management, accounting and expense management.
● Must have begun operations at least two (2) years before applying for this program
● Must have a dedicated full time founding team with at least 1 female founder
● Have evidence of revenue and a clearly demonstrated potential to scale.

Program Perks:

● Industry-specific training on how to assess and enhance your fintech product, design
thinking, software engineering, business model development, user discovery,
product lifecycle, agile product roadmaps, product testing, data analysis and
business model evaluation.
● Facilitated sessions with North African experts on the local fintech regulatory
environments as well as mindset culture.
● Workshops on leadership, unit economics and business partnerships.
● Industry meet-ups with North-African stakeholders and ecosystem players including
institutional partners, corporates, and ecosystem players such as VCs.
● Virtual one-to-one sessions with pre-identified potential clients or commercial
partners.
● Tailored sessions on go-to-market strategies including coaching on presentation,
pitching and public speaking, as well as support in developing adapted marketing
material.
● Participation in Demo Day where startups will meet and present to an audience of
investors, industry experts, corporates, ecosystem players.

Commitment Fee: Participating startups will be required to pay a commitment fee of USD 500 which will be reimbursed.
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Staff

Gerhard Malah
Admin
Gerhard Malah Head of Projects
Hala El Bouziri
Admin
Hala El Bouziri Innovation Consultant @ IMPACT Lab
Jesse Rannells
Admin
Jesse Rannells Business Development Associate at MEST Africa
Laurentiu Polcevschi
Admin
Laurentiu Polcevschi Account Manager @ F6S