DataHack4FI Innovation Challenge 2019 for Data enthusiasts and emerging tech companies(USD25,000 In seed capital).

Are you an emerging tech company?

Season 3 targets a variety of emerging tech companies, provided their solution has a foundation in advancing financial and economic inclusion or enabling the delivery of financial services to unserved and underserved market segments.

Business requirements:

  • Must be a registered, post-revenue tech business
  • Must have a product currently in the market
  • Must exhibit a scalable business model and ambition for growth
  • Must have generated data that provides meaningful insight and that enables the development of new or improved products/services aimed at advancing financial and economic inclusion.

DataHack4FI solution requirements:

  • Solution must address a local challenge relating to financial and economic inclusion
  • Solution must represent a newly developed product/service or an enhancement of existing offerings (NB: developed through innovative data use)
  • Proposed solution must be viable and must demonstrate potential for release to market

Emerging tech companies who apply for Season 3 will undergo a rigorous selection process prior to the start of the competition. The selection of suitable businesses will be initially based on a brief but targeted application, with an emphasis on financial and economic inclusion-related business challenges. The final pool of qualifying emerging tech companies will be identified after a two-month development programme.

Development programme:

Business and topical experts to provide mentorship to selected emerging tech companies to develop: a business model, a DataHack4FI business challenge and readiness to adopt a data-driven approach to product design and business decision-making


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