FinTecHub is Rwanda’s dedicated fintech accelerator. We support selected Rwandan fintech startups to scale by addressing their needs for skills, partnerships with other players, access to capital and markets, and navigating the regulatory environment.

Who We Are

The number of fintech startups has almost tripled in the last five years, from 17 in 2014 to 44 in 2019, when UNCDF conducted the fintech landscape study.  Despite this rapid growth, fintech startups are severely constrained in accessing the capital and skills they need to grow and scale their business. FinTecHub was conceived to address this challenge. Our goal is to support the growth of fintech startups in Rwanda by providing them with the resources and guidance they need to scale. 

What We Do

We offer a virtual six-month program to selected fintech startups to help them become investment ready and scale. Startups participating in FintecHub program will receive several benefits, including:

Technical and business skills capacity building.

A diagnostic assessment to understand needs of participating startup.
Tailored technical assistance and business operations support such as accounting, legal, etc. as needed.
Access to specialized mentorship and investment readiness training.

Access to market and capital.

Chance to win $10,000 competitive grant at the end of the program
Visibility on the local, regional, and international markets
Potential relationships with UNCDF partners and introduction to funding opportunities

Bridge with regulators.

Guidance on policy and regulatory requirements to provide certainty.
Advocacy for enabling policy and regulatory environment.
Platform for dialogue with regulators.

Knowledge exchange.

Peer learning opportunities with cohort of fintech startups.
Share insights with the broader ecosystem to stimulate more fintech innovation and foster an enabling environment.
Any suggestions on how we could be of further help? Drop us a line using the contact form.