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CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa Programme 2022

A 5 day training and networking Bootcamp, from October 24th to 28th  2022, run in Luxembourg, for 10 selected Fintech firms working to improve financial inclusion in Africa.

The Bootcamp leverages Luxembourg’s Inclusive Finance and Fintech ecosystem in order to support the selected firms in developing their businesses and achieving their inclusion goals.

To connect financial inclusion Fintechs from Africa with key stakeholders like Microfinance Institutions, Investors and Industry Experts and to learn how to become more efficient and effective in reaching underserved market segments.

Building on the success and experience of past editions and other financial inclusion programmes, this unique bootcamp is aligned with the sustainability goals of Luxembourg’s financial centre. It is fully funded by the Luxembourg Government.

Delivered in collaboration with key stakeholders from the microfinance, sustainable finance and traditional finance sectors.

If you are interested in being part of Catapult: Inclusion Africa, Apply Now!

Deadline

15 September 2022

Eligibility Criteria

► Selected firms will have, at least, a demonstrable Minimum Viable Product (“MVP”) and 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 get access to financial products and services.

► Companies will submit all necessary information to the LHoFT in order to assess the viability of the project, company, background of owners and key shareholders to limit the risks of non-compliance or doubtful application to the programme.

► Companies must agree and shall provide on-going performance metrics and business status for a period of three years post programme completion to the LHoFT for the purposes of programme evaluation.

► The selected firm must guarantee that a founding team member, typically the CEO, will attend the programme for the duration of the week.

► We are particularly interested in hearing from firms in payments and related services.

All costs are covered

► LHoFT will reimburse reasonable travel costs to reach Luxembourg, using Economy Class Airline Carrier, up to 2000€ per person/company (or equivalent).

► The participants will be hosted in the hotel selected by the LHoFT, located in Luxembourg City and for the duration of the programme.

► Breakfast and lunches will be provided, and probably some dinners as well.

Source: OpportunityDesk

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