The Africa Fintech Foundry has held a Disrupt conference in its bid to bring together like-minded achievers and make a difference in technological adoption to drive economic growth.
The Foundry is an Access Bank enterprise which purposes are to nurture, accelerate and fund the growth of FinTech startups in Africa through its mentorship and accelerator programs, maturity to deliver relevant solutions to the market and fast-tracking their growth towards providing greater access.
The event was themed “Digital Gold Rush: Building a Sustainable Tech Economy and had about 10,000 participants who came to witness the progress that can be achieved through technology use as a driver for disruption and innovation in various industries to build a sustainable tech economy.
Powered by Access Bank, The conference was held in Lagos and had the attendance of tech moguls and companies, industry leaders, tech enthusiasts and start-ups, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs from the world-over.
Head, Africa Fintech Foundry, Mr. Segun Adeniyi, noted that one of the key aims of the disrupt Conference is to help innovators harness the power of their innovations and give them a platform to test and go to market, as well as provide them unparalleled access to global financial, technology, business, and investor partner networks. We work to enable the move of brilliant, tested ideas into the market and continually disrupt the technological ecosystem in that process.
Five tech start-ups, Trep Labs (HealthTech), Smart Teller (FinTech), Kaoshi (FinTech), Gricd (HealthTech) and Seso (PropTech) had the opportunity to pitch their technological solutions, each of which were designed to solve problems within their sector of the economy
The one-day conference filled to capacity proved the place to be for tech enthusiasts and took giant strides in forming, evolving and nurturing Africa’s technological advancement.