Applications for the 5th edition of Catapult: Inclusion Africa Programme open

The LHoFT Foundation has opened applications for the 5th edition of the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa which will be delivered in Luxembourg.

The programme targets companies focusing on financial inclusion in Africa, aiming to build bridges with Luxembourg’s Microfinance Industry, highlighting their initiatives and very much aligned with the sustainability goals of Luxembourg’s finance centre.

This 5th edition will once again leverage Luxembourg’s Inclusive Finance and Fintech ecosystem to support selected firms in developing their businesses and achieving their inclusion goals. In addition, firms will get unique exposure while participating in the Arch Summit event focusing on exploring next-generation technology innovation.

This acceleration programme is a unique one-week bootcamp supporting 10 selected Fintech companies from all over Africa focusing on financial inclusion and keen to build bridges between Africa and Europe, highlighting their initiatives and very much aligned with the sustainability goals of Luxembourg’s finance centre, where the potential is huge.

‘’At the LHoFT, we strongly believe that financial technology is crucial to advancing financial inclusion and empowering groups that have been left behind by the traditional financial system. Whether it is financing for rural farmers, point of sale technology for under-banked merchants, or specialized insurance products, the positive impact being driven by entrepreneurship is improving lives around the world. As such, Financial Inclusion is a key focus of the LHoFT Foundation.’’ LHoFT says in a statement.

Catapult: Inclusion Africa will take place from 24th to 28th October 2022 in Luxembourg, a key leading Microfinance centre. It will cover a range of broad topics, including business model mapping, scaling strategies, instability, business plan presentation, legal strategy, pricing, marketing strategy, and more.

The selected Fintech will also have the opportunity to connect with partners, sponsors, investors, Microfinance institutions (MFI) and Public Financial Institutions (PFIs).

Interested startups can submit their applications here.

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