20 September Deadline for the Ecobank Fintech Challenge – Apply Now

Ecobank has launched the Ecobank Fintech Challenge to identify and partner with FinTechs that are ready to scale. Ecobank will provide successful applicants with support and access to opportunities across Ecobank’s 33 African markets.  

The Ecobank Fintech Challenge is open to all Fintechs on the African continent. It will offer participants the opportunity to participate in Ecobank’s  FinTech innovation fair and join the Ecobank FinTech fellowship. Other potential benefits for selected firms include:    

  • Access to 33 markets  Stand a chance to be among the top three winners at the challenge awarded with $15000, $12000 and $10000 cash prizes, respectively. 
  • An opportunity to partner with Ecobank locally in any of Ecobank’s 33 country ecosystem.  
  • Access to a dedicated team to support FinTechs with Ecobank’s API test to enable them to improve their products for the pan-African market. 
  • Access to a vast network of global and African accelerators as well as potential investors and mentors. 
  • Potential integration with Ecobank’s existing digital offerings such as Ecobank Omni, Ecobank electronic financial supply chain (eFSC), Ecobank Xpress, Ecobank Mobile APP or USSD, MasterPass QR, mVisa & mCash.  

To qualify, FinTechs should make sure their products address one or more specific pain points, including customer experience, financial inclusion, credit scoring, ecosystem aggregation, internal tools, payments or any other relevant product categories.  

Interested firms can apply by sending details of their product and a demo before 20 September 2021.  

For more information about the challenge and application details, visit: Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2021