Innovation

Innotribe Startup Challenge, 2017

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The Innotribe Startup Challenge gives young African financial technology startups the opportunity to showcase their products and receive expert coaching and mentoring. Launched in 2011, the Startup Challenge has become one of the leading global startup competitions, connecting the startup community with the financial services industry.

Supporting the FinTech startup ecosystem

Launched in 2011, Innotribe Startup Challenge’s mission was to bring visibility to activities at the edges of our ecosystem, highlighting the importance of these new emerging companies called startups and their revolutionary way to think and work. Over the years, the Startup Challenge has become one of the leading global startup competitions, connecting the financial services industry with more than 650 FinTech startups around the world and reaching over 4,000 audience members through global showcases and networking events.

Since 2016, the Startup Challenge supports the emerging FinTech ecosystems, moving from a global competition to a local programme supporting innovation where demographic trends, economic growth and regional integration projects are creating fertile ground for new technologies to emerge.

What are the benefits for startups?

  • receive coaching and mentoring from renowned experts from the global FinTech scene
  • get the opportunity to meet financial industry executives and potential investors
  • be one of the 10 startups to join each of our showcases – we will cover your travel and expenses up to 2,500 EUR
  • perform at your best during the showcase and get a chance to receive a 10,000 EUR cash prize and tickets to attend Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event.

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