AlphaExpo 2023

Supporting early-stage entrepreneurship in the African fintech industry


The AFTS AlphaExpo program has been a core tenant of our mission since day one. AlphaExpo was established to support early-stage entrepreneurship and investment in the African financial technology ecosystem. At each November edition of the Africa Fintech Summit, we select startups from hundreds of applications to exhibit at the summit free of charge and to participate in our AlphaExpo Bootcamp, concluding in a pitch competition.

Participation in the program will include various sessions covering everything from fundraising, to strategy, and even compliance; selected startups will also receive FREE admission to AFTS, a FREE exhibition booth, an invite to all VIP events, and the opportunity to participate in the AlphaExpo Pitch Competition before a panel of judges and a room full of venture capital money.

Since the first AlphaExpo at AFTSLagos in 2018, the program has witnessed the participation over 50 different startups from across 13 different countries. Alumni startups have collectively raised nearly $200M USD and several have gone on to participate in programs like Y Combinator and receive investment from firms like Google and Coinbase.

This year’s AlphaExpo program will take place during the 10th Africa Fintech Summit in Lusaka, Zambia on November 2-3, 2023. Selected startups will be required to attend in-person; the AFTS team will provide support with the visa process to selected startups. 

Please apply before August 30, 2023 to be considered for the program. Selected startups will be notified of their selection by September 15th.

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Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2023 - 23:59
OrganizerAfrica Fintech Summit
Website Visit website
Lusaka, Zambia
Targets Africa
Sectors Fintech