Category: Digital Inclusion

Women in FinTech Hackathon underway.

For Immediate Release. 13th, September, 2020: The first of its kind Women in FinTech Hackathon is currently underway in Kampala with 15 women led and dominated teams taking part. The participants are conceptualizing and developing different financial inclusion products with special focus on women in areas such as payments, lending, saving, e-commerce, e-education and e-agriculture […]

15 Teams shortlisted for Women in FinTech Hackathon.

For Immediate Release. 09th, September, 2020: As part of its on-going Financial Inclusion efforts in Uganda and across Africa, HiPipo is implementing the Women in FinTech hackathon and summit this month. Today, 15 women led teams have been announced for the Women in FinTech hackathon slated for 12th to 17th September at Hive Colab, Kamwokya, […]

Initiative to Increase Women in FinTechs Kicks off.

Story by Daily Monitor.   An initiative aimed at having more women involved in the Financial Technology (FinTech) ecosystem has been unveiled. This development comes at a time when there is negligible women involvement in FinTech; a fact that according to Louise Brett, the head of FinTech at Deloitte UK somewhat makes FinTech “an industry […]

Registration for Women in FinTech Hackathon kicks-off.

For Immediate Release. 17th, August, 2020: As part of its on-going Financial Inclusion efforts in Uganda and across Africa, HiPipo has today unveiled the Women in FinTech hackathon and summit. Slated for 12th to 17th, September, the Women in FinTech hackathon will have developers convening to develop financial inclusion solutions that address their communities’ needs, […]

E-commerce platforms urged to ensure real time settlements.

Our Reporter. Electronic commerce platforms have been urged to settle financial obligations they have with partner businesses on the same day to enable them have sufficient cash flows to keep them afloat. Speaking during the fintech Landscape exhibition at Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Damali Ssali, a trade development expert said that small businesses rely on daily […]

Customer centricity is key in promoting digital financial inclusion.

Our Reporter. Financial technology companies (fintechs) have been urged to ensure customer centricity in the development of digital financial products, as it will be key in enhancing financial inclusion. Speaking during the two-day fintech landscape exhibition to mark the end of the 40-days-40-fintechs project at Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Wendy Nanfo, the customer delivery supervisor at […]

#40days40Fintechs: Merchandise Uganda is linking sellers to buyers.

Our Reporter. Merchandise Uganda, an e-commerce platform that connects sellers to buyers is increasingly gaining prominence in Uganda, owing to its ability to connect businesses to market across the globe easily. Established in March 2019, the platform allows merchants to open mini-showrooms through which they market their products to potential buyers by posting product photos […]

#40days40Fintechs: Hamwe East Africa transforming agriculture through digitization.

Our Reporter. Digital agriculture is increasingly gaining prominence across the world. It is predicted that by 2021, the digital agriculture market, including value of software, algorithm, platforms and links between farming and technology hardware, would triple to $15 billion. To tap into this growing market so as to transform agriculture through enhanced production and productivity, […]

#40days40Fintechs; StarTimes Solar lights up rural communities.

Our Reporter. While previously life for most Ugandans, especially those living in rural areas, would come to near standstill after sunset due to lack of electricity, the emergence of innovative lighting solutions is helping rewrite the story. Hundreds of people now have access to solar power, thanks to products like StarTimes Solar, which is lighting […]