Africa Fintech Summit

November 16 - 17, 2021
Cairo, Egypt

Join us for the 6th Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) in Cairo, Egypt

Supported by an advisory board of thought leaders and fintech pioneers, the AFTS is a unique space where ideas are explored, investments mobilized, and collaborations formed across sectors and geographies.

Twice a year, we bring the issues, entrepreneurs, and opportunities revolutionizing finance in Africa to the world’s stage. The AFTS takes place in Washington, D.C., every April during the spring meetings of the World Bank Group and every November in a different African city. We’re excited to announce that the 2021 AFTS host city is Cairo–a dynamic fintech ecosystem that’s driving innovation, attracting record-level investment capital, and building bridges between North and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Join us in Cairo this November and help map the future of fintech in Africa..

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Why Cairo

Each year, AFTS advisory board selects the host city for its November summit. We look at deal flow and innovation in various tech hubs, discuss ecosystems we hope to support, and analyze which cities our stakeholders would be most interested in visiting. This year, a highly-dynamic contender emerged.

Previous #afts Speakers

Jack Dorsey

CEO, Chairman, Co-Founder Square Inc

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Hon. Cina Lawson

Minister of Digital Economy & Digital Transformation of Togo

Olugbenga "GB" Agboola

Founder & CEO, Flutterwave

Tayo Oviosu

Founder and Group CEO, Paga

Jim Ovia

Founder and Chairman, Zenith Bank Plc

Michael Seibel
Michael Seibel

CEO, Y Combinator

#aftscairo Speakers

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, CEO and Co-Founder of Flutterwave
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Founder & CEO Future Africa Fund

Omosalewa O Adeyemi

Global Head of Partnership & Expansion, Flutterwave

Yemiru Chanyalew
Yemiru Chanyalew

Co-Founder & CEO, AMOLE

Barbara Iyayi, Venture Partner at Lateral Capital
Barbara Iyayi

Founder & CEO, Unicorn Growth Fund

Marc Holtzman
Marc Holtzman

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bank of Kigali

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Ham Serunjogi

Co-Founder & CEO, ChipperCash

CoenRaad Jonker - TYME CEO
Coen Jonker

Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, TymeBank

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Yele Bademosi

Founder & CEO, Bundle Africa

Saad Sheikh
Saad Sheikh

Partner, TLG Capital

Anisha Sekar, Co-Founder _ CPO, MoneyHash
Anisha Sekar

Co-Founder & CPO, MoneyHash

Aubrey Hruby
Aubrey Hruby

Senior Africa Fellow at The Atlantic Counci and Co-Founder of Insider

Viola Llewellyn, Co-founder _ President, Ovamba (1)
Viola Llewellyn

Co-Founder & President, Ovamba Solutions

Program Highlights

Alpha Expo

A startup exhibition featuring Africa’s most exciting new platforms and entrepreneurs.

Startup World Cup

AFTS pitch competition is the regional finals for Startup World Cup. The winner will go on to compete for $1million in Silicon Valley this May.

Ecosystem Tour

We take a cohort of international investors and stakeholders on a trip around Cairo to visit leading fintech hubs and accelerators and to interface with local innovators and policy makers.

Workshops & Demos

AFTS features a range of outcome-driven sideline events, from seminars to partnership signings to new product demonstrations.


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