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    Applications Open: 2019 MEST Entrepreneurial Training Program.

    Applications are still open for the 2019 Meltwater Entrepreneurial Training Program that equips the trainees with seed funding for their ventures/startups. The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), like the name, suggests is an entrepreneur training program that also goes as far as equipping the trainees with seed funding...
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    Beyond Mobile Money – the FinTech Future for Africa

    Africa is leveraging mobile and digital technologies in its own ways to bring financial services to people in undeveloped places on earth. Africa is a great testing ground for new banking services: the region’s relatively low penetration levels for traditional financial services married to high proliferation of mobile phones...
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    Payments, e-Commerce & FinTech on High Agenda at Seamless West Africa 2018

    Seamless West Africa 2018 promises to bring together the greatest international innovators from the payments, fintech & e-commerce industries for 2 days of keynote presentations and roundtable discussions. The payments, banking, and financial sectors are currently at the height of change, defined by innovation and development in technology and regulation. As...
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    Uganda’s Hive Colab to Host Flutterwave to Discuss Flagship Product for Entrepreneurs

    Uganda’s co-working space; Hive Colab to host payment startup Flutterwave to discuss their flagship product; rave to Startup Founders San Francisco and Nigerian based online payment technology solutions firm; Flutterwave in partnership with Uganda’s co-working space; Hive Colab will on Friday 2nd, November 2018 hold a meet and discuss...
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    South Africa’s Fintech Startup Yoco raises $16M Series B led by Partech

    South African fintech startup; Yoco has raised USD$ 16 Million Series B funding led by Partech with participation from Orange Digital Ventures. A South African based point-of-sale payments solution provider, Yoco as announced that it recently closed $16 million in Series B funding. This was confirmed by Forbes. “Having tripled its...
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    Flutterwave Expands to Uganda making it their fourth African market

    Nigerian and South African payment startup, Flutterwave has finalized its expansion to Uganda making it their fourth African market. Nigerian and South African payment startup, Flutterwave has finalized its expansion to Uganda making it their fourth African market. It had a team in Uganda that was carrying out the integration with...
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    99% of Fintech funding in East Africa goes to Kenyan apps – Report

    A recent report by Financial Sector Deepening Uganda, UKAid and East Africa Venture Capital Association show, 99% of Fintech funding in East Africa goes to Kenyan Apps. Kenyan finance and technology (Fintech) start-ups take a lion’s share of 99 percent of all funding in the region – leaving Uganda, Rwanda...