Financial technology aka ‘fintech’ has become more than a buzzword today. It has shaped how we transact online and offline, resulting in its meteoric rise in Nigeria and across the continent.
In the past few years, the industry has seen a massive influx of funding. Between 2018 and 2021, Nigerian fintech startups raised over $1 billion, according to the Nigerian Startup Funding Report.
A more recent report showed that African startups providing financial services received over $107 million out of $174.77 million raised in July 2022.
These feats might provide an explanation for the increasing number of fintech startups in Nigeria. At least 270 are reported to be actively running, prompting the question, “are there too many fintech companies with similar products in Nigeria?”
Today, embedded finance offerings like Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) and lending are becoming popular among non-fintech startups. This raises another question: “can every startup be a fintech startup?”
Interestingly, the Nigerian senate just passed the Nigerian Startup Bill (NSB) meant to create an enabling environment for startups to thrive in the country. What impact will this have on the fintech sector?
Let's help you find answers to these pressing questions at the maiden edition of The Fintech Summit on Saturday, November 26, 2022.
The Fintech Summit, with the theme ‘The Fintech in Everything,’ will bring together some of the brightest minds in finance, fintech, blockchain, academia, and the regulatory space to share insights and provide answers to your questions.
The Fintech Summit will feature engaging and thought-provoking discussions on critical areas of fintech such as financial inclusion, embedded finance, DeFi, and regulations, among others. There will be a Keynote address, debate, panel discussions, fireside chats, demos, and exhibitions.
Who can attend the summit?
Founders of fintech and eCommerce startups and their teams, finance/banking executives, crypto/blockchain enthusiasts, developers, policy experts, students, researchers, and investors.
If you have ever used a financial service or transacted online, this event is also for you.
When and where will the summit hold?
The Fintech Summit will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Four Points by Sheraton, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos.
How do I register to attend The Fintech Summit?
To register, fill out the form below and buy your ticket or visit The Fintech Summit website.
- General Badge (Early Bird): ₦2,000
- General Badge: ₦4,000
- VIP (Early bird): ₦30,000 (includes lunch with speakers, reserved seats, and exclusive access to the VIP room)
To get information on sponsorship or exhibition opportunities for The Fintech Summit, contact Chris Anaele at [email protected] or +2348146586642
Note: This article has been updated to reflect the change in price for the General Badge from ₦3,000 to ₦4,000