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Village Capital Fintech Africa 2018

Village Capital Fintech Africa 2018

Democratizing entrepreneurship
Application form
Tell us what you do and why your business has potential. Be as short, concise and to the point as possible.
Please include entering new product verticals or regional/international expansion. Include any specific milestones you are targeting, or a broad overview.
Please detail how you differentiate yourself from your competitors and include a link to each of their websites.
If regulatory, please outline the specific regulations and permits/licenses required to operate.
Be sure to answer the question: How do you make money?
Include: number of customers and/or users, market feedback, pilots you have conducted, partnerships, other (e.g. customer retention)
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If multiple, please detail amount per instrument in USD
Include: relevant educational and career background, technical expertise of the team, personal experience with the problem.
Please add an URL to a public Dropbox, Drive, iCloud file. Or upload your pitch deck in the documents section of your VC4A venture profile.
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Once this portion is complete, please return to this screen and select “I have completed Part II of the application” from the options below. Please note, part two is required in order to be fully considered for a Village Capital program. By completing this full application, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for four (4) $5,000 unrestricted grants.
Village Capital Fintech Africa 2018 – Venture Capital for Africa
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Village Capital Fintech Africa 2018

Village Capital Fintech Africa 2018

Democratizing entrepreneurship

Mobile money has transformed the financial landscape in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the 2017 GSMA Mobile Economy Report, forty-three percent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa has access to mobile phones.

Financial technology (fintech) services like peer-to-peer mobile payments have made financial services much more accessible and brought millions of unbanked and underbanked Africans closer to the formal economy. Moving beyond the initial success stories in major markets of fintech innovation like Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa, we’ve seen expansion of products and services in Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and beyond.

Eligible Enterprises

We are excited to launch the Village Capital Fintech Africa 2018 program in collaboration with PayPal.

Village Capital seeks startups in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania that:

  • Address financial health concerns including insuretech, pensions and savings, cooperative finance, and financial literacy;
  • Leverage data for alternative means of credit scoring, identity verification and protection,  and consumer insights;
  • Integrate financial health services with other mobile services including social media, gaming, and online commerce;
  • Apply fintech solutions to drive innovation and business model improvement in our other sectors of interest: agriculture, energy, education, and health.

Application Deadline: 

Friday, November 24th 2017, 12:00 AM.

Workshop Dates in 2018: 

  • Workshop 1: March 6 – 9
  • Workshop 2: April 10 – 13
  • Workshop 3: May 8 – 11

Apply now!

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Nyamache at tina.nyamache@vilcap.com

Village Capital Fintech Africa 2018

Village Capital Fintech Africa 2018
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