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12 African fintech startups make it to the CATAPULT Inclusion Africa 2021 cohort


CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa will launch the 3rd edition of its fintech startup development program. The program is developed by the LHoFT Foundation which primarily targets companies fixated on financial inclusion across the continent while looking to build bridges between Africa and Europe. This offers the perfect platform for their initiatives to be highlighted and aligned with the sustainability goals of Luxembourg’s finance center. To keep up with the times and public health guidelines it will run virtually.

14 fintech startups have made it to this year’s CATAPULT Inclusion Africa 2021 with 12 of them coming from the African continent. They are Emata (Uganda), Moja Bank (Ivory Coast), Mosabi (Sierra Leone), Mipango (Tanzania), Nokwary Technologies (Ghana), AWABAHIgugu Global, Crop2Cash (Nigeria), Kotani Pay (Kenya), RePay.Africa (Kenya), Vooli Insurtech (Kenya).

The other two startups that make it 14 are Asilimia France (France) and Juakali (France).

Sponsors of CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa

The Ministry of Foreign & European Affairs – Directorate for Development and Humanitarian Affairs, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, InFine, ADA, LuxFlag, University of Luxembourg, LuxAfrica, Innpact, MicroInsurance Network, ACRC, LMDF, CGAP, SPTF, the European Investment Bank, UABA, and Compellio. Leading investors will also work with the cohort throughout the program.

CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa will leverage Luxembourg’s Inclusive Finance and Fintech ecosystems, and the partners in LHoFT’s network to assist their cohort to develop their businesses and meet the inclusion targets.


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