OCTOBER 15, 2020 | 2-4 PM SAST / 8-10 AM EST
SMEs in South Africa have been severely affected by COVID-19. From informal traders to spaza shops, these businesses form a critical part of the country’s township economy, but they are excluded from relief packages due to the informal nature of their businesses. Innovative fintech solutions can create the right market linkages to help these businesses improve their financial resilience and enable greater access to financial services for them. As well, these fintech solutions are agile and customer-centric, which make them well-positioned to respond to the needs and demands of these businesses.
During a discussion with leading tech ecosystem stakeholders in Africa, we will discuss how fintech startups have aided recovery so far, as well as, the role corporates and banks can play in partnering with these startups to together create pathways to scale for these startups, which will allow them to deliver meaningful impact and foster SME resilience in the country.
The event has now concluded. You can watch the event video on playback below:
Head of Ecosystem Development, AlphaCode
Vice President, Programme Officer for J.P. Morgan Global Philanthropy, EMEA
Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Officer, Merchant Capital
CEO & Founder, Yebo Fresh
E-commerce & B2B Manager, Unilever South Africa
South Africa Country Manager, Catalyst Fund
Managing Principal Consultant & Director, Catalyst Fund
CEO and Co-Founder, Spoon Money
Head of Payments, Africa Standard Bank