Closing the opportunity gap

Success in the financial world doesn’t just come along – sometimes you have to make your own opportunities. But that’s not always easy, especially when you feel people are judging your background, not your business. Meet the fintech trying to close the investment gap, by giving entrepreneurs the chance they deserve.

Presented By Mastercard and Innovate Finance

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Making the Digital Economy Work for Everyone

When Lucy Njoki Njoroge opened a kiosk in an informal settlement on the outskirts of Nairobi, she lacked the credit to fully stock it. She often only had enough money to buy single packets of Omo laundry soap to sell to her customers. Stocking a 1-kilogram box of soap? Out of her reach.

Presented by Mastercard

The tech supporting work-life balance

Finding the right work-life balance can seem like an impossible dream for people with young children, especially after taking a career break. A digital training platform is helping parents re-train and upskill, to get back into work on their own terms.

Presented by Salesforce and Innovate Finance

Creating a thriving marketplace for South Africa’s fishing communities

The livelihoods of South Africa’s fishing communities have traditionally been at the mercy of the forces of nature, and their fortunes heavily dependent on favourable environmental conditions. But direct access to a digital marketplace could provide the key to long-lasting financial security.

Presented by Catalyst Fund and Innovate Finance