The 2022 special edition of Catapult: Inclusive Africa is a 3 days training and networking Bootcamp for selected Fintech firms working to improve financial inclusion in Africa.
The Bootcamp leverages both Luxembourg’s and Dubai’s Inclusive Finance and Fintech ecosystem. This aims to support the selected firms in developing their businesses and achieving their inclusion goals.
Benefits unique exposure to the Dubai finance and Fintech ecosystem Pitching to and connecting with financial inclusion fintech from MENA and Africa with key stakeholders like Microfinance Institutions, investors, and industry experts. Learn how to become more efficient as well as effective in reaching underserved market segments. Moreover, BootCamp is fully funded! Funded Costs LHoFT will reimburse reasonable travel costs to reach Dubai, using Economy Class Airline Carrier, up to 2000€ per person/company (or equivalent). The participants will be hosted in one of the best hotels in Dubaï, for the duration of the program. Breakfast and lunches will be provided as well as some dinners. Eligibility Criteria Selected firms will have, at least, a demonstrable Minimum Viable Product (“MVP”) The firms also will likely be in the pre-seed to seed stage of funding. Companies must be active in the financial inclusion field, helping underserved and unbanked populations in Africa, as well as the MENA region, get access to financial products and services. Also, Companies will submit all necessary information to the LHoFT. Companies must agree and shall provide ongoing performance metrics, as well as business status for a period of three years, post-program completion to the LHoFT for the purposes of program evaluation. The selected firm must guarantee that a founding team member, typically the CEO, will attend the program Moreover, LHoFT has a particular interest in hearing from firms in payments and related services.