The following are the ten successful startups which will pitch their products in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on 17 May 2017 during SWIFT’s African Regional Conference. Innotribe is organizing this program.
The applications came from 16 countries, with South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya dominating the list. The judges assessed the companies on their potential to provide an important innovation to the future of the financial industry, and ultimately narrowed the selection process to this year’s 10 participating startups:
FinChatBot – South Africa
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FINT – Nigeria
FINT is a peer-to-peer lending platform that provides easy access to affordable loans.
Inclusiveft – Ghana
Inclusive is an identity verification API that helps businesses verify African identities via digital channels.
IroFit Technologies -Nigeria
IroFit helps small businesses process in-store mobile/ card payments even when there’s no Internet connection.
Mobbisurance – SouthAfrica
Mobbisurance is a startup company that is focused on offering emerging farmers with affordable crop insurance.
Ovamba – Cameroon
Ovamba brings financial solutions to the world’s Illiterate population.
Releaf – Nigeria
Releaf makes investing in Africa easier for foreign investors, by leveraging Big Data Analytics.
Sokowatch – Kenya
Sokowatch is a last-mile ordering and distribution network for small African shops.
ThisIsMe – South Africa
ThisIsMe brings trust into transactions through proprietary, true identification technology.
Vugapay – Rwanda
Vugapay provides a mobile wallet which can be topped up from Bitcoin, mobile money, debit and credit cards and bank accounts.