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Apply Now: $100,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs

By Wayan Vota on September 8, 2016

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Do you have an inner flame that compels you to be a founder at a startup? Do you have deep expertise in fintech, payments, or retail finance? Do you dream of creating digital financial products that will serve the needs of billions of low income consumers in developing countries?

Then apply now to be part of the inaugural FinTech Boot Camp this October 23 – 28, 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Digital Financial Services Innovation Lab will bring together 10 purpose-driven entrepreneurs to participate in DFS Lab’s Fintech Boot Camp to build innovative products, services and technologies for low-income consumers using the Design Sprint methodology in a 5-day workshop to design, prototype and test new ideas.

Entrepreneurs will go through a process of structured ideation to answer critical business questions, using rapid prototyping and UI/UX mockup support to create quick prototypes for representative customers, getting actual feedback to see quickly if there is real potential for for scale.

This high-intensity program will provide entrepreneurs with the very best hands-on support and guidance from top flight mentors to help bring their ideas to life. Participation in the Fintech Boot Camp also includes flights, healthy meals, accommodation and fun! The best ideas will receive grant funding of up to USD $100,000 and six months of additional support from the DFS Lab.

Apply now if you are passionate about solving problems faced by low-income consumers and believe you have what it takes to be a fintech startup founder.

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the Digital Health Director at IntraHealth International. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of IntraHealth International or other ICTWorks sponsors.
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