Visa unveils its first innovation boot camp in Africa

Visa has partnered with Nest Africa to start a boot camp that will power collaboration opportunities between early stage technology companies, Visa and financial institutions from across Africa. The Visa Bootcamp aims to facilitate collaboration opportunities between early stage technology companies and financial institutions from across Africa for potential integration.
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Standard digital reports that ten participants were selected from a pool of 122 applicants from 12 countries including Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, Belgium, Switzerland, UK, France and the US, who pitched their fin-tech solutions to an expert panel for a spot at Visa’s first innovation boot camp in Africa.

Visa Country Manager for East Africa Sunny Walia said the finalists will get the opportunity to gain knowledge and insights from experts. Nest Africa Managing Partner Aaron Fu said the bootcamp brings together marquee innovators solving critical challenges in the FinTech landscape on structured platform.

The Bootcamp is designed to boost all early-stage fintech companies with a vision to revolutionise financial services for Africans; however financial inclusion and peer-to-peer or merchant payments are the key focus areas for this programme.

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