24 March 2017


North African fintech startups can apply for this $15k challenge

Applications have opened for the first Fincluders Startup Challenge to be held outside of Europe, with fintech entrepreneurs from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) eligible for the US$15,000 competition.

Organised by the Technical Assistance Facility of the SANAD Fund for MSME, the event is modelled on a first installment of the challenge held in Berlin last year.

It will take place on May 3-4 in Amman, Jordan, and seeks to identify and promote fledgling fintech companies offering products for expanding access to finance in MENA.

The SANAD Technical Assistance Facility will offer finalists a trip to Jordan and accommodation during mentoring sessions conducted by fintech industry experts. Finalists will then present their products and services to a jury of finance industry managers and an audience of investors, regulators, and development finance specialists. For more information click here.