Category: Financial Inclusion

#IncludeEveryOne: Entries’ Submission for the 2020 Digital Impact Awards Africa – #DIAA2020 kick off.

For Immediate Release. HiPipo; the organizers of the annual Digital Impact Awards Africa have started receiving entries for the 2020 Digital Impact Awards Africa (#DIAA2020).  Digital Impact Awards Africa is Africa’s most important gathering of C-Level Executives, and senior Digital and IT executives. The kick-off of the entries’ submission marks the start of a comprehensive […]

FinTechs urged to tap into Women entrepreneurs

Our Reporter. Ugandan Financial Technology (FinTech) companies have been advised to involve more women in the conceptualization, designing and development of Fintech products and solutions that can tap into the underserved market segment of Ugandan women entrepreneurs. Damali Ssali, a Chartered Accountant, Business and Trade Development Expert, says that in a country where 48 per […]

“People not only buy your product but buy into you. Be smart because you are the business yourself,” Doreen Lukandwa told Young Developers.

For Immediate Release. 17th, September, 2020 – Doreen Lukandwa; the Head of Marketing and Customer Success at Beyonic Uganda has urged start-ups to pay special attention to both customers’ acquisition and retention as these two are core pillars of business success. While delivering the final mentorship session at the just concluded Women in FinTech Hackathon […]

There is no ‘perfect product’. Go to Market but continue improving your product – Primera Muthoni tells Young Developers.

For Immediate Release. 16th, September, 2020 – Primera Muthoni; a Products Specialist at MTN Uganda, Leading Innovator and Entrepreneur has today challenged young developers to always ensure that they execute a proper product roll-out plan because ‘Going to Market’ is as important as Product Development. Primera Muthoni said this while delivering a mentorship session around […]

Financial Management is as important as Product Development – Damali Ssali.

For Immediate Release. 15th, September, 2020 – Damali Ssali; a Ugandan Chartered Accountant, Financial Inclusion Advocate, Business and Trade Development Expert has today urged start-ups to prioritize both proper financial management and quality products development because both are critical to the success of any business. Damali Ssali made these remarks while delivering a mentorship session […]

Be Confident and Accept Humble Beginnings – Prof Maggie Kigozi tells Young Developers.

 For Immediate Release. 14th, September, 2020: Prof Maggie Kigozi; a Ugandan Business Champion, Investment Promotion Expert, Entrepreneur, Farmer, Feminist, Chairperson of the Africa Scout Foundation and Senior Consultant at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has today asked young developers to work on their confidence and also respect humble beginnings. “Confidence is key for […]

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 […]