African Fintech Unconference

WHAT IS AN UNCONFERENCE?

An unconference is an open, participant-driven event. It is designed to enable rapid exchange of information and ideas, provide a space for valuable conversations and promote the development of collaborative relationships.  Participants propose content and session topics and lead various sessions on the day of the event.

Read more about previous events and what to expect from an unconference in our event blog.

AFU2019 IMAGE GALLERY:

ON THE SHORES OF LAKE VICTORIA

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PARTICIPANT BOOK

Based on feedback from various participants, we would like to create a Participant Book - a "directory" of the companies and participants present at the 2019 African Fintech Unconference.

The idea is to have a tool that enables further conversations and connections outside of the event by being able to quickly find information about each other.

If you would like to be listed please fill in this form.

For me, the value was being able to have spontaneous and honest conversations among fintech innovators, FSPs and sector experts that unearthed important issues for the industry to move forward.  


This level of candidacy is rarely possible at conventional conferences.

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Participants

60

Fintech innovators

30

14

Countries

12

Breakaway sessions
2019 PARTICIPANTS
Keep an eye out for updated participant list.

CONVENERS

MFS Africa is a leading Pan-African fintech company, operating the largest digital payments hub on the continent. The MFS Hub is connected to over 170 million mobile wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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As the pioneering fintech platform for the informal retail ecosystem, Nomanini connects merchants and distributors to each other and to global service providers, integrating payments, working capital, and data analytics to unlock the latent potential of Africa’s economy.

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Tugende finances income-generating assets for proven entrepreneurs. Tugende’s

primary product is a lease to own motorcycle financing package.

 

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The teams behind MFS Africa, Nomanini, and Tugende met in 2015 through an entrepreneurs’ bootcamp hosted by the Zambezi Prize for Financial Inclusion. We immediately recognised the value of connecting, collaborating, and commiserating with other fintech innovators in similar stages of the start-up journey. We want to continue the conversation through the unconference format to encourage free-flowing, constructive, organic discussions and connections.

 

JOIN US AT #AFU19

The African Fintech Unconference is a curated, 

invite-only event.

If you have an invitation code, please

If you would like to participate, you can

VENUE

We'll be gathering at on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda at the beautiful Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa. .

To book your room, please contact Lake Victoria Serena Resort directly.

If you need a visa to join us, you are welcome to request a letter from us to aid the process.

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African Fintech Unconference

Lake Victoria Serena Resort

10 - 12 September 2019