By Mark Kawalya
HiPipo’s has announced the annual Women in FinTech initiative for 2023. The initiative is slated to run from August 10 to December 8, 2023 and focuses on skilling women and offering them resources that would enable them to succeed in the fintech space.
The Women in FinTech initiative comprises three segments: a hackathon, a summit, and an incubator. The hackathon will run from August 10 to 18 and will give female teams an opportunity to develop innovative fintech solutions.
On August 19, 2023, the summit will kick off, featuring talks by different speakers from the financial technology industry, and being a source of networking opportunities for those taking part.
Finally, the incubator will be held from September 4 to December 8, and will offer chosen teams mentorship, funding, and other resources that will enable them to kickstart and grow their financial technology businesses.
“We are excited to announce the fourth edition of our Women in FinTech initiative,” HiPipo’s CEO, Innocent Kawooya, said. “This initiative is a critical part of our mission to empower women in Africa and close the gender gap in the financial technology industry. We are proud to have seen so many success stories from our past participants, and we are confident that this year’s initiative will be even more successful.” Kawooya added.
Applications are open for women-led teams of 2 to 4 members. Each team should have a female composition of at least 67 percent. The application deadline is July 31, 2023, and interested parties must fill out an online application form.
Charlotte Neeza, FinTech Events Manager at HiPipo, said, “We encourage all interested women to apply for the Women in FinTech initiative. This is a great opportunity to learn from experts in the financial technology industry, network with other women in the field, and develop your skills and knowledge. We look forward to seeing what our participants create.”
Anyone seeking more information about the Women in FinTech initiative is advised to visit the HiPipo website.