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  Are you a startup with groundbreaking solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of the African population and its diaspora? If yes, you’re invited to participate in the 2024 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. This competition, an initiative of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, aims to drive innovation and spur economic development across the African continent.
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The Ecobank Fintech Challenge exists to achieve two things. Firstly, to identify and support Fintech companies poised for scalability by providing them with essential resources, funding, and strategic partnerships within Ecobank’s extensive network spanning 33 African markets. Secondly, it aims to harness the success stories of these Pan-African Fintech innovators to enhance financial integration and stimulate economic growth across Africa.
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  • The winner will receive a cash prize of $50,000.
  • Gain the opportunity to explore integration opportunities with Ecobank and potentially launch your product in Ecobank’s 35 markets across Africa.
  • Exceptional finalists may be chosen as country-level partners to collaborate with local Ecobank affiliates within the bank’s expansive 35-country footprint.
  • Access a dedicated support team to assist with Ecobank’s API tests, empowering you to refine your products for the pan-African and global markets.
  • All finalists will be recognized as Ecobank Fintech Fellows, unlocking access to an extensive network of global and African accelerators, potential investors, mentors, and Ecobank’s non-bank clients’ ecosystem for potential collaborations.
  • Explore opportunities to integrate your Fintech solutions with Ecobank’s existing digital offerings.

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Eligibility Criteria

All Fintech companies with products designed for the African market are eligible to apply. Applications are open until July 7, 2024. Apply HERE.
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This article was first published on 21st June 2024


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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  • Nwoba Emmanuel Andrew is a Quantity Surveying graduate, holding a Higher National Diploma from Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He possesses a unique perspective, examining the world through multiple lenses, including economic, political, religious, and philosophical frameworks. He is a skilled writer, articulating his observations with wit and reflection, offering insightful commentary on various subjects.

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