Ghanaian tech company, Inclusive Financial Technology, is one of 22 tech startups invited for the 2018 edition of the Startupbootcamp (SBC) Africa.
The 22 were selected from a total of 1,004 applicants from 77 countries.
“It’s been an intense process due to the exceptionally high calibre of start-ups applying to the programme from across the continent,” Philip Kiracofe, the co-founder and CEO of Startupbootcamp Africa has said.
“From 1,004 applications we have, we have managed to narrow down to 22 of the most creative teams tackling daunting African problems. One of the key differentiators for start-ups that participate in the SBC Accelerator is the opportunity to secure commercial contracts with our sponsors.”
Inclusive Financial Technology could be one of 10 out of the 22 selected startups which will be selected to join the 2018 cohort after they have had the chance to present their pitches to high-profile corporate sponsors, investors, thought leaders and industry experts on the two final selection days.
The ten finalists will then be ushered into an accelerator programme in Cape Town in August.
The SBC Africa Accelerator is sponsored by RCS, BNP Paribas Personal Finance, Nedbank, Old Mutual and PwC.
Startupbootcamp was founded in 2010 as a global accelerator with 18 programs in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Chengdu, Istanbul, London, Mexico City, Miami, Mumbai, New York, Rome, Singapore and Cape Town.
SBC helps startups to grow by giving them access to the international network of relevant partners, investors, and mentors.
The African branch of SBC, SBC Africa, was launched in 2017 in Cape Town.
About Inclusive Financial Technology
Inclusive Financial Technology is a Ghanaian tech startup that is focused on connecting the unbanked Africans to the global economy through an identity verification API.
It builds platforms that allow financial institutions, fintechs, and developers to reach their most remote customers.