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See the future of fintech in Africa

450+ attendees. 15+ firms demoing. 75+ expert speakers. Insights and connections you only find at Finovate.

Finovate's newest event will support the network of financial institutions, telecoms and fintechs building a new infrastructure. See the newest technologies demoed live on stage and hear insights from market leaders and disruptors.


Thank you for attending FinovateAfrica 2018! Early booking for FinovateAfrica 2019 is now open!  Book your tickets now at the lowest possible price!

What makes Finovate unique among fintech events?

Fast-paced demos of cutting-edge fintech

15+ innovative fintech companies will have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live. No slides or video are allowed! Our competitive application process means only truly innovative companies will be on stage.

At Finovate, we only show you the companies you really need to see.

Learn more about who demoed at FinovateAfrica 2018 here.

Find out what industry problems these demoing companies are solving here.

Get the latest insights from global fintech leaders

Along with the demos, FinovateAfrica 2018 featured 9 streams, making sure that you can find out more on what you need to, no matter what your focus is. These streams were: 

Insights from leading fintechs

Hear about the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting financial technology.

  • Financial inclusion/financial capability - the goal and the reward.
  • Payments - the gateway to inclusion/creating a new FS infrastructure.
  • Personalism and inter-operability - compatible goals?
  • Transforming lending - beyond microfinance.
  • Moving up the financial services pyramid - savings and investing.
Networking measured in quality and quantity

Join 450+ senior financial and banking executives, telecoms, fintechs,venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers, regulators, and entrepreneurs from all over the world.

Who attends FinovateAfrica? - find out here

We’ll help you connect with the people you want to meet through:

  • hot-topic round tables
  • high-impact networking sessions
  • NEW for 2018, the Brella networking and matchmaking app – see more details 
Future-focused fintech in action

Fintech innovation continues at a blistering pace, and you can’t afford to be left behind. 

  • Get up to speed on the latest fintech developments and how they are shaping financial services in Africa.
  • Hear fintech demos on financial inclusion, identity and future technologies.
  • See the newest start-ups in the quick paced Accelerator Showcase.
  • Connect with CEOs and Founders of fintechs improving financial services across Africa.
  • Explore partnerships and new business during networking functions and tailored meetings.
Stand up and be heard

Whether you’ve got a new innovation to demo, a new initiative to announce, or expertise to share, FinovateAfrica has something for everyone. 

Contact our team to find out the best way for you to get involved. 

FinovateAfrica in 45 seconds


Finovate Demos

Cut to the chase. Stay ahead on fintech innovation. 15+ demoing companies will show your their latest innovations live on stage.

FinovateAfrica by the numbers

senior fintech attendees
fintech innovators demoing
expert speakers

The Conversation Continues

Visionary keynote speakers and power panels keep you up to date on the latest opportunities for your business. Leave with dozens of new ideas for your future product roadmap and strategic planning.

Be Seen. Be Heard.

We provide the platform to connect with 450+ senior fintech decision-makers. Tell us your business goals. We'll help you achieve them.


Keep up with the latest in fintech from our global network of industry experts.

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The Finovate Group

The Finovate Group is a research and events firm focused on innovation in financial and banking technology. Our team runs the Finovate conference series and authors the associated blogs.

Contact Us

Email inquires to africa@finovate.com.

Important Event FAQs

We’re looking forward to seeing you at our next event and wanted to give you a little more information. Here are some of the FAQs about FinovateAfrica.