What Sets Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2017
apart from other Events?
Innovative features at a glance
Big Picture Scenarios: Key directions for FinTech in Africa and harmonising the Stakeholder Value Chain – Aligning the Role of Government Policymakers, Incumbent Banks, FinTech Innovators, Investors, Multilateral Agencies and the Private Sector to Create a Dynamic Ecosystem for FinTech in Africa.
Leader’s Dialogue Live: In conversation with an African FinTech Pioneer / International Finnovator: Powerful perspectives direct from the mouth of a legend!
Chasing Unicorns & Dragons: Answering the Billion Dollar Question - A powerful (and occasionally ruthless) session that enables innovative FinTech start‐ups and trail‐blazers
to real‐time test the positive impact of their solutions.
A “no-holds-barred” panel representing savvy Investors/Venture Capitalists and seasoned African FinTech
pioneers will evaluate the business model of each chosen start‐up or trail‐blazer as outlined during their 10‐minute “elevator pitch” to the “Wolves”. Fireworks are guaranteed – and expect some deals to be done too!
Inside the Investor's Mind: Unique insights into the thought processes of a leading FinTech investor - which start-ups tick what boxes? Why do certain start-ups attract big investors while others fail?
The Digital Transformation of Banking - Accelerating Collaboration: The impact of radical change on legacy business models brought about by digital financial services is being further disrupted by new initiatives in Open Banking & APIs, Payments Innovation and Mobile Money: How will this impact banks in Africa, can profitable new opportunities be leveraged and what are the prospects for Bank/Start-up collaboration in the African Sandbox?
Finclusion & Islamic Finance: Advancing the inclusive role of FinTech to bring banking and financial services to the under-banked in Africa. In addition, the further development of Islamic finance in Africa has the potential to boost both financial inclusion and investment imperatives and, with favourable demographics in Ethiopia, the potential for the rapid expansion of Islamic finance is significant.
Blockchain & Bitcoin: Assessing Real World Opportunities in Africa.
Founder's PainPoints: The founders and driving forces of trail-blazing FinTech players candidly share their challenges, frustrations and pressure points on the road to success!
InspireLab Live! Delve deeper for a more immersive first-hand experience of disruptive solutions in action.
CyberSecurity - Strengthening Resilience in the Age of Disruption: The explosive growth of digital financial services and the disruptive forces of FinTech have brought security issues to the forefront as the leading banks address increasing risks.