Ecobank Fintech Challenge

Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2023 for African Start-ups | Win $50,000

Ecobank is now accepting entries from Fintechs on the African continent for its 2023 Fintech Challenge. The deadline for submission of entries for the Ecobank Fintech Challenge is September 16, 2022.

Ecobank Fintech Challenge

The Ecobank Fintech Challenge is an innovation competition and business partnership opportunity that is being offered on a pan-African scale by Ecobank. It is intended to motivate, assist, and partner with African financial technology companies in an effort to broaden the market for innovative financial technology and banking-related products.

The Ecobank Fintech Challenge selects and partners Fintechs that are ready to scale, offering them support and access to possibilities across Ecobank’s 33 African markets. The goal is to assist them develop as future Pan African Fintech success stories.

Ecobank Fintech Challenge Eligibility

  • All Fintechs with an Africa-Focused or Africa relevant product are eligible to apply to the fintech challenge.
  • These products must address one or more of a specific set of pain points:
    • Customer experience
    • Financial inclusion
    • Credit scoring
    • Ecosystem Aggregation
    • Internal tools
    • Payments
    • Any other relevant product categories

Ecobank Fintech Challenge Benefits

Become a finalist; get inducted as an Ecobank Fintech Fellow and stand a chance to explore the following opportunities:

  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to pursue integration with Ecobank and potentially launch products in Ecobank’s over 30 markets across Africa.
  • The ultimate winner will be awarded a cash prize of $50,000.
  • Start-ups may be selected by Ecobank as local country-level partner in any of Ecobank’s 33 country ecosystem.
  • Fellows will be given access to a dedicated team to support on the Ecobank’s APIs test to enable them improve their products for the pan-African market.
  • Founders will be inducted as Ecobank Fintech Fellows, granting them access and relationships to a vast network of global and African Accelerators and potential Investors as well as mentors.
  • The Challenge offers opportunities for Fintechs to potentially integrate with Ecobank’s existing digital offerings. The existing digital offerings include Ecobank Omni, Ecobank electronic financial supply chain(eFSC), Ecobank Xpress, Ecobank Mobile APP or USSD, MasterPass™ QR, mVISA™ & mCash, etc. They would like applicants to pitch how their solutions can add value to these existing Ecobank digital offerings.

How to Enter Ecobank Fintech Challenge

You can enter more than one fintech product in the competition. However, each product you apply with must be distinct. You should not submit two products in one application form. Each of your products must be entered as a separate application.

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