Meetup #11 - Fintech & Financial Inclusion

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18.30: Doors open (Food and drinks on us)
19.00: Introductory talk by ABAWT member Manny
19.10: Panel discussion with Founder of Flippify Emmanuel Mbalam, Founder of Data Integrated Limited Mary Mwangi, Founder of Vink Oussama Settala, ex-Founder of Payleven and MundiPagg Renann Fortes, and Product lead at N26 Akarsh Sanghi
20.00 - 21.00: Networking


Africa is leading the world of mobile money, with giants providers on the market such as M-Pesa winning the market with an estimated $548 million per year. Their services range from payments and current accounts, to savings, loans, investments, and insurance. It is therefore obvious that with this kind of opportunity in the market financial inclusion cannot be a challenge.

How can untapped market be reached? Can newcomers and innovators begin to think way early in the development of their digital products a model that will benefit people currently without access to financial services?

We are delighted to be hosted by Europe's first mobile bank N26.


Emmanuel Mbalam (Remote)

Emmanuel holds a Diploma in Accounting from the University of Ghana, Accra City Campus. Emmanuel worked as an Accounts Assistant at the finance directorate of the University of Ghana for three years managing Fixed Assets and Capital projects, after which he went straight into entrepreneurship.

He started the first Peer-2 Peer Lending platform in Ghana and has since gone on to start three other startups, where one has been acquired by a Microfinance company, working across the Fintech, Agritech and ehealth landscape with over 7 years experience in the Ghanaian and African startup ecosystem.

My passion is to develop products/ solutions that helps individuals eliminate barriers to realizing their potentials, of which finance is one.

Mary Mwangi (Remote)

CEO and founder of Data Integrated Limited, a financial technology company which developed the MobiTill solutions - a payment platform that simplifies payments and enhances customer experience at the point of sale. Founded in 2017, the company has currently 17 employees and headquartered in Nairobi Kenya

Oussama Settala

In a country where online purchase and virtual money transfer is not available, Vink is building a product with features similar to MPesa, PayPal and mint.

Vink will enable Tunisians to take advantage of full basic mobile banking. Their vision is to become the product used for every online financial transaction in Tunisia.

Oussama has expertise in economics, financial markets and banking. He is the managing director of Vink.

Renann Fortes

Passionate about entrepreneurship, customera and team building, Renann,has more than 10 years of experience in the payment industry and nominated at forbes 30 under 30 list in 2014 for his work in the Brazilian payment industry.

15 years ago Brazilian payment environment was a monopoly and since the regulation reform the payment industry has completely changed and still changing daily, Renann was part of this process starting Payleven in Brazil from scratch, a mobile psp venture acquired by SumUP. After Payleven, together with Arpex Capital and a super star team, he helps to build MundiPagg and Stone, the revolutionary acquirer in Brazil which is planing its IPO in Nasdaq this year. With this diverse background and experience building new features and mindset Renann is really proud of helping to democratize the non present payments in his home country.

Akarsh Sanghi

Product Lead at N26. With his extensive experience in design he will give us an introduction to how the N26 product is built and how the design of such a product can be maximised to ensure inclusivity.