Advertisement

PRESS RELEASE

The second edition of the Afrifursa Fintech Summit, AFRIFIN, will be held on September 22, 2022. After an inaugural edition that registered more than 440 participants and top-tier stakeholders from the global fintech space, as well as rising stars of the African fintech ecosystem, the AFRIFINvirtual summit now launches its 2ndedition.

The acquisition of Oklahoma-based Global Technology Partners (GTP) by the African fintech MFS Africa shows that African fintechs are changing the rules of the game.

The AfrifursaFintech Summit, AFRIFINis the platform that brings together dynamic founders,latest innovation, and exciting opportunities for collaboration between Africa and Canada.

Advertisement

AFRIFIN, founded by finance expert Tapfuma Musewe, fulfills a vision: shifting the narrative around Africa by connecting the Canadian and African fintech ecosystems and engaging in social impact partnerships –through shared thought leadership, understanding of the fintech startup environment, market intelligence, and awareness of B2B opportunities. Musewe said he has been fascinated by “fintech’s ability to address some of Africa’s deepest challenges and disparities”. Therefore, AFRIFIN was launched “to reduce the barriers and forge direct linkages,” between Canadian and African fintech stakeholders.

The Future of Fintech Is Unfolding in Africa

It all started with the realization that “Fintech in Africa can reach the most remote populations geographically but also those who are socio-economically distanced from traditional financial services;”

Africa holds approximately 573 fintechs with room to expand much more.

From January to May 2022, African start-ups received a record amount of overUS$2.7 billion in funding, according to disrupt Africa with much of that going to fintech.

Canada, on the other hand, currently has the fastest growing tech market in North America. The province of Ontario is considered a hotbed for fintech with over 750 and the City of Toronto is globally considered one of the world’s most attractive centers for fintechs.

Both Africa and Canada have a large amount of knowledge and best practices to share in the fintech ecosystem. AFRIFIN offers a unique opportunity.

For the African side: To engage Diaspora communities that contribute significantly to tech innovation, to gather opportunities for remote jobs globally, to attract investment from other global regions and, For the Canadian side: To go global and diversify trade partners, to engage African newcomers and Diasporan communities more to attract FDI from foreign tech firms.

This second edition offers innovation and master classes. Selected participants will engage with renowned speakers to learn about: Venture Capital fund investing in African tech

The Canadian fintech landscape Financial literacy for Youth and Newcomers.

The Afrifursa Fintech Summit, AFRIFIN will be held on the 22ndof September 2022 from 10 am –4pm ET/ 4pm –10pm CAT. Register to secure your virtual seat at: afrifin2022

About Afrifursa

Based in Toronto, with roots in Africa, Afrifursa is an initiative that aims to shift the narrative around Africa. Known for its “meet the diasporans” podcasts that highlight how global citizens are finding innovative ways to use their extraordinary skill sets and rich experiences to act on opportunities of exchange with Africa, the organization also initiated the Afrifursa Fintech Summit, AFRIFIN.

Find out more at

www.afrifursa.com

Press contact:

AFRIFIN SUMMIT Press Relations

Carême Kouamé

info@afrifursa.com

Advertisement