Announcing a great opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in launching a developing world fintech startup! Join Caribou Digital’s DFS Lab team for a 1-week bootcamp in Dar es Salaam with top experts and win 6-months support for your concept. Here is the formal announcement and application portal:
We are the DFS Lab. We strive to create innovations that bring households in developing countries from the cash economy into the digital financial realm and give them tools to improve their lives.
This October, a select group of purpose-driven entrepreneurs will converge in Dar es Salaam for DFS Lab’s fintech bootcamp, bringing together smart, dynamic people who are building innovative products, services and technologies for low-income consumers. Using the Design Sprint Methodology, a process of structured brainstorming for answering critical business questions, entrepreneurs will go through a five day workshop to design, prototype and test new ideas. By creating quick prototypes, you can get actual feedback and see if there’s a real potential for the solution you’ve created.
This high-intensity program provides you with the very best hands-on support, guidance and mentoring to help bring your idea to life. The best ideas will receive grant funding of up to USD $100K and 6 months of additional support from the DFS Lab. The program runs for 5 days and participants are expected to arrive on Sunday, October 23, 2016 and depart on Saturday, October 28, 2016 and includes flights, healthy meals, accommodation and fun!
If you are passionate about solving problems faced by low-income consumers and believe you have what it takes, apply here.