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December 5, 2019
South Africa

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!

Highlights, videos and articles from FinovateAfrica 2018:

FinovateAfrica Best of Show Winners Announced

Congratulations to the two companies that earned Best of Show honors from our FinovateAfrica 2018 audience.

VC Panel

The finance and fintech trends getting investment

MNO Panel

MNOs and the mobile money network: Who own the customer, and where can partnerships be forged?

Keynote: Chris Skinner

The Open Sourced Bank: how to restructure the bank for the API age

Keynote: Siobhain O'Mahony

The basics of a good data strategy, and how to align analytics with overall business objectives for an effective data strategy

Keynote: Yudhvir Seetharam

Better customer analytics for better customer insights: how do we sell appropriate products and change financial behaviours?

Keynote: Kolawole Oladejo

Meeting customer expectations across all touch points, and developing products that truly satisfy customer needs

Top three action items for FIs from 2018

by Greg Palmer, Vice President, Finovate

Bambu and OUTvest win FinovateAfrica’s Best of Show awards

by Fintech Futures

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 by the numbers

senior fintech attendees
fintech innovators demoing
expert speakers

Finovate Demos

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

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.

Finovate alumni news - sneak peeks - demos - interviews - webinars - session recordings

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Finovate Live Digital Week

Catch up on expert fintech discussions via a series of interactive webinars, whitepapers and articles shedding light on the areas most ripe for innovation.


The premier publishing platform for the worldwide fintech community – providing daily news, analysis and expert commentary. Comprehensive, accessible and free.

Fintech Training

Face-to-face, digital and bespoke in-company courses

Finovate's learning partner, IFF, offers two-day courses in London, an online programme and unique learning solutions tailored to your business needs.

2018 Silver Sponsor

2018 Bronze Sponsor

2018 Exhibitor

Lead Media Partner

More Event Information

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.