APO Group announces a strategic partnership with investment companies Dedalus Global and Ibex Frontier to support the Africa Fintech Summit 2020 with the intention to catapult the growth of Africa’s tech ecosystem —one that received over USD$2 billion in VC funding in 2019 to a global audience.
APO Group has utilized its strong relationships and knowledge of Africa to help companies flourish and thus with the Africa Fintech Summit 2020 represents their commitment to African excellence by helping companies, startups, and entrepreneurs thrive in both regional and global contexts.
“APO Group is thrilled to be the strategic partner for this year’s African Fintech Summit. I can’t think of a more important time than now, for some of the best innovators and investors in the world to come together to provide input on how global economies can recover. I look forward to thought provoking and insightful discussions from speakers from six continents,” Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, the Founder and Chairman of APO Group said in a statement.
The three-day virtual event will be held on November 9th, 10th and 12th —featuring keynote speakers; Hon. Cina Lawson; Minister of Digital Economy and Digital Transformation of Togo, Mr. Admassu Tadesse; President and CEO of Trade and Development Bank, and Jack Dorsey; Co-Founder and CEO of Square.
APO Group’s reach and the participation of global tech influencers, like Jack Dorsey and Michael Seibel of Y Combinator, is expected to drive additional investor interest in the region.
Mr. Thomas Debass, the Managing Director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, will lead a fireside chat with Seibel, Shola Akinlade; Co-Founder and CEO of the recently acquired Paystack, to explore and showcase opportunities in Africa’s tech ecosystem
With low bank penetration rates and high adoption of alternative methods like mobile money, Africa is predicted to be the future of fintech. The summit has facilitated the growth of this sector by supporting over USD$30 million in capital raise efforts for startups, regulatory roundtables, job creation, and investor-related workshops.
Sixty senior-level executives from companies like MFS Africa, DPO Group, WorldRemit, Libra, DHL, JUMIA, Flutterwave, Citigroup, BIMA, TransUnion, EFG Hermes, Mercy Corps Ventures, Yoco, and Global Ventures will join in a panel sessions to discuss and share ideas on topics including; decentralized finance, cryptocurrency, pan-African interoperability, government transitions to cashless and digital economies, e-commerce, healthcare, and investment strategies during and post-COVID-19.
Concluding the summit, will be the regional final of Pegasus Tech Ventures’ Startup World Cup, the largest global pitch competition. The winner of the competition will compete against 60 other startups for USD$1 million in Silicon Valley in May 2021.
Meanwhile, Jack Dorsey is giving a chance to 250 students to receive delegate passes for the event. Students that wish to get these complimentary passes can contact/write-to firstname.lastname@example.org.