Accion Venture Lab has invested in 40 startups around the world that leverage technology to offer financial solutions such as alternative credit scoring, digital lending and cashless payments.
Its Company Builder programme is aimed at building inclusive fintech startups from scratch in Nigeria, with Accion Venture Lab looking for future entrepreneurs from diverse fields to help craft solutions that can serve millions of unbanked Nigerians.
“These skilled professionals will generate ideas and form startup teams to develop and refine their concepts. We’ll select the top ideas and match qualified co-founders together to test each solution. Finally, we’ll support the best team as they transition to full-time founders and build their company,” said Averi Thomas-Moore, Company Builder associate at Accion Venture Lab.
In 2018, some lucky enterprenuers were selected and some exciting new fintech companies were created. One of the new Fintech company that was created, Team Bankly, made it far to Techcruch 2018 final pitch. While the wining Team LeVer, would be deploying their fintech solution for Agent banking sometimes in the first quarter of 2019. For more information on the last edition visit here
Company Builder will provide guidance from experienced investors and share knowledge gleaned from functional fintech models relevant to this market throughout the process. Interested parties can apply here.