Société Générale in Africa – VivaTech Challenges

Grow with Africa


From May 16 to May 18 2019, Viva Technology will bring together 10,000 startups with top worldwide investors, companies & global tech leaders.

The Lab is VivaTech’s DNA. It is a place where collaboration, open innovation and meetings between leading companies and innovative startups take place. During the event startups will have the opportunity to be part of the Orange Lab, if they are selected by the partner.


With a significant and historic presence in Africa, Societe Generale group has a unique position in the region, which enables it to offer its clients the expertise and know-how of an international bank and the proximity of a local bank. Société Générale supports local economies and serves 3.7 million customers, including 150,000 businesses.
The distribution network is composed of both traditional banking networks in 17 countries, but also of two alternative models: Manko and YUP.

  •  YUP offers financial and non-financial services within an electronic wallet in 8 countries through a network of partner agents. Thanks to NSDT technology, YUP is accessible regardless of the type of phone and whoever the telephone company is.
  • Manko is an inclusive financial institution offering local products and services, simple and dedicated to Senegalese populations with modest incomes. Manko agents are close to their customers by moving around the scene in scooter, and offer a fast and secure service through a 100% digital service from opening accounts to recovery through the granting of credit.

Société Générale has 2 Challenges, that could enable you to get a booth in the AfricaTech Lab at VivaTech:

– Challenge 1: Bank as a Platform Challenge for SMEs on the African continent: How to serve small and medium-sized businesses, the heart of the African economy – including those of agricultural sectors – through an expanded offer of on-line financial and non-financial services, relying on systems developed by startups that address a number of the value chain?

– Challenge 2: Innovative payments challenge in Africa: What to offer as innovative payment services to hyper connected African customers and merchants? Extend beyond cash, bank cards, checks, transfers, transfers and ATMs means to consume the Bank and bank wallets with a seamless customer experience based on emerging channels

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Société Générale in Africa – VivaTech Challenges

Société Générale in Africa – VivaTech Challenges


March 15, 2019
Program dates May 16 - May 18, 2019
Organizer Viva Technology
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Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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