Emata Wins Best Catapulter Award and the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa 2021 Digital Bootcamp

Emata Wins Best Catapulter Award and the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa 2021 Digital Bootcamp

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  • Date: 04-Jun-2021
  • Source: The Fintech…
  • Sector: Technology
  • Country: Middle East
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Emata Wins Best Catapulter Award and the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa 2021 Digital Bootcamp

The award was announced at the end of CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa's digital pitching ceremony, which was kicked off by an opening address from Kosta Peric , Deputy Director for the Financial Services for the Poor initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation . Besting 13 other fintech finalists who joined the programme, Bram van den Bosch's final pitch, which was delivered in front of a jury, focused on making farmer financing right; tackling a huge paradox in Africa where agriculture accounts for 80% of employment and 30% of GDP but only 3% of lending. "Access to formal and affordable financial services is crucial for farmers to prosper, and we think Emata solves this in a sustainable and innovative way that ultimately strengthens the entire ecosystem,“ comments Bram van den Bosch. "Catapult and the LHoFT has offered us a platform to meet, discuss with and learn from great founders and investors. We look forward to putting this into action as we scale up in Uganda and beyond.“ The runner-up of CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa was Mosabi , a Sierra Leone-based fintech and edtech hybrid which unlocks financial opportunities through innovative learning . The second runner-up was Nokwary Technologies , a Ghanaian

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