The first African FinTech Awards and Conference will be held within the Finance Indaba Africa expo in Johannesburg in October 2016. Finance Indaba Africa is the largest conference and expo for finance professionals on the continent.
The conference will feature international keynote speakers, master classes, pitches and round tables from the African FinTech 100. The purpose of the Awards is to honour innovators that are influencing the categories of lending and finance, payments and transfers, incumbent banks, InvestTech, blockchain and bitcoin, and retail banking in Africa.
The best 100 African FinTech companies will be selected via a combination of public voting and expert voting (public votes constitute 25% of the weight in determining the African FinTech 100). FinTech companies originally from another continent but based in or focusing on Africa are also eligible for nomination.
Public voting is currently on-going and it’s ending September 19, 2016. Some innovators on the list include Paga, Wala, Remita, Connect Africa Payments and Interswitch. If you are interested in voting, check for your favourite company here.