WHAT: Women in FinTech Summit

WHEN: 18 August

WHERE: Mestil Hotel

The 2023 Women in FinTech Hackathon will reach its zenith at the Women in FinTech Summit on 18th August 2023, a grand occasion where excellence will be celebrated.

The best-performing teams and standout individuals will be recognized and duly rewarded, sharing in the collective prize money of USD 10,000. But the rewards extend beyond mere financial gain; the victorious winners will automatically earn a coveted place in the Women in FinTech Incubator program, scheduled to run from September to December 2023. This is not merely a competition but a launchpad to greatness, offering not only recognition and financial rewards but a pathway to further innovation, growth, and success within the dynamic field of financial technology.

Minus awarding of the Hackathon winners, the Women in FinTech summit will also have several speakers and panel discussions all focused on issues affecting Women Financial Inclusion.

Both the Women in FinTech Hackathon and Summit are part of the broader HiPipo Women in FinTech initiative that also includes an Incubator program; all implemented by HiPipo in partnership with Level One Project, Mojaloop Foundation, INFITX, Cyberplc Academy, Crosslake Technologies and Ideation Corner and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Speakers at 2023 Women in FinTech Summit.

Hon Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo, Minister of State for ICT – Guest of Honour

Hon David Karubanga, the Patron of HiPipo, Member of Parliament Kigorobya County and Chairperson Committee of Physical Infrastructure at the Uganda Parliament.

Innocent Kawooya – CEO, HiPipo.

Jemima Kariuki Njuguna – Chief Product Officer, MTN MoMo, Uganda – Keynote Speaker

Rowena Turinawe – Head of Innovation and Digital Services, Centenary Technology Services – Guest Speaker.


Marion Kirabo – Legal Associate at Matrix Advocates

Lyn Tukei – Communications and Public Relations Manager, Capital Markets Authority, Uganda

Stella Lugalambi – Co-founder Hamwe East Africa

Dorothy Kaborozi – Full-stack Software Engineer and Women in FinTech Hackathon Facilitator.

Mercy Angela Nantongo – Digital Product Manager, Village Enterprise

Olga Naiga – Strategic Business Planning Expert

Cleopatra Kanyunyuzi – Co-Founder Club Tangaza and Women in FinTech Hackathon Facilitator

Sheila Nankanja – Chief Women Officer, HiPipo

Flavia E Kasenge – Chief Operations Officer, EzeeMoney

Winfred Nandawula – Regional Programs Director Tawaza Digital Varieties.

Ephrance Eunice Namugenyi – Managing Director and Founder Kuzimba Services

Angella Bukirwa – Project Manager and Co-founder MpaMpe

Victoria Nakityo – Visionary Entrepreneur and Founder of SaylKare

Patricia Atim – Lead Software Engineer, Kanzu Code

Halima Bukirwa – Software Engineer and CEO at Alfajiri Innovations Ltd


Priscilla Regina Nalwoga – News Anchor – NTV Uganda

Charlotte Neeza – FinTech Events Manager, HiPipo

Ritah Kabanyoro – FinTech Enthusiast & Business Development Manager, EGM Securities.

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