DFS Lab To Host A Virtual Hackathon With Support From Gates Foundation

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DFS Lab will from January 11th to 15th, 2021 host a virtual hackathon with support from the Gates Foundation —providing participants an in-depth look at Mojaloop, an open-source software for financial services companies, government regulators, and others taking on the challenges of interoperability and financial inclusion.

“We’re excited to host this hackathon and have the opportunity to work with some of the region’s most exciting fintech founders,” Jake Kendall, the Executive Director of DFS Lab said in a press statement. He added that the problems the Mojaloop Foundation are looking to solve could not be more important. “By helping organizations build interoperable payment systems, we can bring more underserved communities into the digital economy, increasing opportunities and financial inclusion,” he said.

Stephen Deng, Partner at DFS Lab adding to Kendall’s remarks said, “We saw exciting use cases developed during the first DFS Lab Mojaloop hackathon in 2019 that solved real business challenges . We are confident that the next cohort of tech companies will contribute in big ways to the future of interoperability.”


This five-day design sprint and hackathon will offer growth-stage startups and tech companies an in-depth look at Mojaloop, an opportunity to build solutions in collaboration with the Mojaloop platform developers and a chance to prototype products and features on the Mojaloop stack.

Mojaloop was created by the Gates Foundation’s Level One Project, which is aimed at leveling the economic playing field by crowding in expertise and resources to build inclusive payment models to benefit the world’s poor.

Applicants interested in this opportunity can apply, FOLLOW LINK not later than December 15th, 2020.