CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa 2023 for Francophone FinTech Startups (Fully-Funded to Lome, Togo)

CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa, the applications are open!

When is Application Deadline?

18th June 2023 – 11.59 PM

Tell Me About Award:

At the LHoFT, we strongly believe that financial technology is crucial to advancing financial inclusion, empowering groups that have been left behind by the traditional financial system. Whether it’s financing for rural farmers, point of sale technology for underbanked merchants, or specialised insurance products, the positive impact being driven by entrepreneurship is improving lives around the world. As such, Financial Inclusion is a key focus of the LHoFT Foundation.

Building on the success of the previous editions of CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa since 2018, we are thrilled to announce that the 6th acceleration bootcamp will be run in French and will be hosted in Togo between 16th and 20th October 2023.

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Supported by the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and developed by the LHoFT Foundation, the programme targets companies focusing on financial inclusion in Africa, aiming to build bridges with Luxembourg’s Microfinance industry while highlighting their initiatives in alignment with the sustainability goals of Luxembourg’s finance center.

This 6th edition will once again leverage Luxembourg ‘s Inclusive Finance and Fintech ecosystem to support selected firms in developing their businesses and achieving their inclusion goals. In addition, firms will participate in the African Micro Finance Week (SAM) thus gathering with the whole Micro Finance community while making meaningful connections with entrepreneurs, VCs, IMFs and many more.

What Type of Award is this?


Who can apply?

Fintech companies from all over Africa focusing on financial inclusion and keen to build bridges between Africa and Europe

Which Countries are Eligible?

African countries

Where will Award be Taken?


How Many Positions will be Given?


What is the Benefit of Award?

Costs are fully covered* for selected participants

The 10 selected Fintechs will have the opportunity to connect with partners, sponsors, investors, Microfinance institutions (MFI) and Public Financial Institutions (PFIs) and get mentorship!

How Long is the Program?

October 16-20, 2023.

How to Apply for Program?

Apply by September 15th to join the 5th edition of the LHoFT Fintech for Financial Inclusion acceleration programme which will be held in Luxembourg October 24-28, 2022.

Visit Award Webpage for Details