The outbreak of Covid-19 has uncovered numerous inefficiencies and magnified hidden issues in Africa’s enterprise local weather. There are a number of people and collectives engaged on such options given their problem to draw funding. The Digital Monetary Providers (DFS) Lab hopes to draw such entrepreneurs and supply help of their programme.
Why DFS Labs?
Digital Monetary Providers Lab is an organization based from a grant by the Invoice and Melinda Gates Basis. Their principal focus is on fintech startups throughout Subsaharan Africa and SouthEast Asia. DFS gives grants to startups whereas nonetheless of their early levels. Their finish sport is to supply recommendation and funding through the startup’s evolution.
DFS holds common mentorship applications equivalent to AWS (Amazon Net Providers) and different cellular functions supported by International Accelerator Community (GAN).
The DFS Cohort programme
DFS is looking for African startups within the following industries; fintech, eCommerce, logistics, healthcare, and agricultural expertise. The merchandise should have a viable MVP. The corporate will make investments $25000 and take slightly fairness as advisory shares. Sometimes, they make exceptions to their customary phrases and might add to their preliminary funding on the pre-seed stage.
You’ll be able to apply for the programme right here.
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