If mobile money was the first phase in the development of digital finance in Africa, the next phase of digital financial services on the continent will focus on lending, insurance and wealth management.
In “Beyond Payments: The Next Generation of Fintech Startups in Sub-Saharan Africa,” the venture capital firm Village Capital, and their reporting partner, PayPal, tip their hat to M-Pesa and mobile money in Africa, but say that there’s a wave of innovation still to come.
MetLife is focused on finding innovative ideas and tapping into new technologies outside our company — and even our industry.
Backed by a $100 million investment fund, we launched MetLife Digital Ventures in 2017 to accelerate MetLife’s transformation through direct investment in startups that can bring new innovations to MetLife’s customers. Direct investment allows MetLife to share our expertise with these startups and influence the products and capabilities they offer, provide opportunities to expand their businesses and generate returns on our investment.
The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Technology, jobs, government policies, and entire economies around the world are on the edge of a massive shift. This presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for global leaders to come together and embrace new digital technologies that hyper-charge their economic prospects, create new manufacturing jobs, educate the next generation of highly skilled labor, and ultimately shape the next hundred years of our planet.
By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
At AT&T, we believe great ideas can come from anywhere and impact kids and communities everywhere. That’s why we designed the AT&T Aspire Accelerator to support startups across the country, both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
We’ve had 3 classes come through the AT&T Aspire Accelerator. And we’ve learned that the differences in our startups’ structures is a great opportunity to collaborate and learn. We asked 2 of our current cohort members, one that leads a nonprofit and one a for-profit, to share the lessons they’ve learned from each other.
The 2017 Techstars Atlanta accelerator program recently culminated with Demo Day, where the 10 startup founders presented their unique businesses to nearly 1,000 investors and community supporters. Demo Day also kicked off the Venture Atlanta conference, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.
Program accelerating growth for startups across the Southeast and around the globe
ATLANTA, July 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Techstars Atlanta is presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises and is part of a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Today, Techstars Atlanta announced the 10 companies selected to participate in the 2017 program. Applications came from 41 countries around the globe for the 10 coveted spots.