Your African FinTech Gateway

Be one of the frontrunners in African FinTech innovation.

Join our FinTech ecosystem and drive positive growth through tech disruption.

Who should join the

Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub?

Entrepreneurs

Reach the next step of your growth phase, whether you’re an established tech company or a pre-funded FinTech startup, with the help of Mauritian and international industry experts. You can do this from anywhere in the world, but there are additional benefits for joining our hub in Mauritius.

Investors

Be exposed to vetted FinTech start-ups with potential to grow. One of the purposes of the Hub is to create a space where investors, tech talent and start-ups can come together and innovate to create profit. Get access to our exclusive upcoming Investor Circle events.

FSPs & Corporate

Commission the production of FinTech solutions that nobody else can in both new and existing global markets. Stay on-top of the latest tech trends by taking advantage of brand-new developments in the FinTech space in both Africa and Mauritius, before anybody else has a chance.

FinTech is Opportunity that Uplifts

FinTech provides new ways for people to access life-changing services, which many other markets take for granted, such as banking and insurance. As a business-minded person why else, besides upliftment, should you take notice? Here are some positive predictions for Africa’s spending capacity and social improvement over the next decade.

FinTech is set to grow

to $3bn from $200mil

by 2020 in Sub-Saharan

Africa alone!

90% of farmers earn

less than $0.75 a day,

meaning most can’t afford bank accounts.

FinTech provides a new

way to access helpful

services in low-income

communities.

80% of people living

in Africa DON’T

have bank accounts.

52% of the world’s

mobile transactions

take place to and

from Africa.

40% of people who

have the opportunity

to access insurance

for the first time

are women.

 

57.6% of the

world’s mobile

money accounts

are registered in

Sub-Saharan Africa.

Africa’s working

population is expected

to surpass that of

China’s by 2025.

Consumer spend in

Africa’s 18 megacities

is predicted to reach

$1.3trn by 2030.

Only 0.4% of FinTech

investment is directed

at Africa.

FinTech is Opportunity that Uplifts

FinTech provides new ways for people to access life-changing services, which many other markets take for granted, such as banking and insurance. As a business-minded person why else, besides upliftment, should you take notice? Here are some positive predictions for Africa’s spending capacity and social improvement over the next decade.

FinTech is set to grow

to $3bn from $200mil

by 2020 in Sub-Saharan

Africa alone!

90% of farmers earn

less than $0.75 a day,

meaning most can’t afford bank accounts.

FinTech provides a new

way to access helpful

services in low-income

communities.

80% of people living

in Africa DON’T

have bank accounts.

Africa’s working

population is expected

to surpass that of

China’s by 2025.

52% of the world’s

mobile transactions

take place to and

from Africa.

40% of people who

have the opportunity

to access insurance

for the first time

are women.

57.6% of the

world’s mobile

money accounts

are registered in

Sub-Saharan Africa.

Consumer spend in

Africa’s 18 megacities

is predicted to reach

$1.3trn by 2030.

Only 0.4% of FinTech

investment is directed

at Africa.

Why Mauritius?

With a healthy, well-established legal system, favourable tax rate, fast internet connection and respected financial regulatory authorities, Mauritius has the right mix to power FinTech growth in Africa. You don’t have to live in Mauritius to be part of the MAFH, but there are strong benefits to running operations from there. Mauritius will function as the FinTech gateway to and from Africa, assisting the creation of collaborative partnerships that’ll provide a benefit to all involved.

What is the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub?

The Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub is a fast-growing ecosystem where entrepreneurs, corporations, governments, tech experts, investors, financial service providers, universities and research institutions can collaborate to build cutting-edge solutions for the emerging African market. MAFH exists to pave the way for international FinTech companies and financial service providers to access the African market. Similarly MAFH facilitates African FinTech ventures to do business across borders.

What is the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub?

The Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub is a fast-growing ecosystem where entrepreneurs, corporations, governments, tech experts, investors, financial service providers, universities and research institutions can collaborate to build cutting-edge solutions for the emerging African market. MAFH exists to pave the way for international FinTech companies and financial service providers to access the African market. Similarly MAFH facilitates African FinTech ventures to do business across borders.

Why Mauritius?

With a healthy, well-established legal system, favourable tax rate, fast internet connection and respected financial regulatory authorities, Mauritius has the right mix to power FinTech growth in Africa. You don’t have to live in Mauritius to be part of the MAFH, but there are strong benefits to running operations from there. Mauritius will function as the FinTech gateway to and from Africa, assisting the creation of collaborative partnerships that’ll provide a benefit to all involved.

Past Event(s)

Building the Pan-African FinTech Ecosystem Through Open Collaboration & Action

What was it & why you should have attended:

On 1 April 2019, attendees were able to connect with digital innovators, tech corporates, financial service providers, start-ups, creative media and leading tech ventures from Africa and the rest of the world. This landmark action-packed FinTech event was a first for Mauritius and was a fantastic chance to learn about new opportunities, to network and share in the extremely bright future of FinTech in Mauritius and Africa.

When:

1 April 2019

Where:

The Caudan Arts Centre

Tickets:

This event has passed, however we’ll be posting information on our next event as soon as it’s available. If you would like to be the first to know about upcoming event, make sure that you subscribe to our mailing list.

Past Event(s)

Building the Pan-African FinTech Ecosystem Through Open Collaboration & Action

What was it & why you should have attended:

On 1 April 2019, attendees were able to connect with digital innovators, tech corporates, financial service providers, start-ups, creative media and leading tech ventures from Africa and the rest of the world. This landmark action-packed FinTech event was a first for Mauritius and was a fantastic chance to learn about new opportunities, to network and share in the extremely bright future of FinTech in Mauritius and Africa.

When:

1 April 2019

Where:

The Caudan Arts Centre

Tickets:

This event has passed, however we’ll be posting information on our next event as soon as it’s available. If you would like to be the first to know about upcoming event, make sure that you subscribe to our mailing list.

Our Partners

Our Members

"We look forward to a mutual collaboration with Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub and any guidance they may provide to Unkapt for our future endeavour in Africa."

"DX Team Ltd is an operational company with capabilities in marketing, legal, technology, finance and business architecture from the USA and Mauritius. Its role is to act as a venture studio to incubate innovative business projects and support the projects with shared services. Our principals have longstanding relationships and expertise in the blockchain ecosystem and support the mission of the MAFH to supercharge the Fintech ecosystem in Mauritius and beyond. We are honored to be a member and look forward to contributing to the MAFH."

"We joined MAFH because we believe in the power of the ecosystem!"

"I have been working in the blockchain sector for the last few years and Horizon Africa is a project that holds a lot of potential. The mission of the Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub is completely aligned with what we have to offer and we were really happy and impressed by the team behind it. I firmly believe that the MAFH is going to be a major player in the economic and technological landscape of Mauritius in the near future and Horizon Africa hopes to be part of this revolution."

"MAFH opens up possibilities for expansion we never imagined existed and as the first Trusted African Certificate Authority, MilleniumSign is proud to partner with the MAFH ecosystem and contribute our technology for making Africa Digitally Independent."

"Unkapt has identified Africa as the next roll-out frontier destination for its private placement platform. In the lead up to this exercise, Unkapt needs to partner with relevant parties in the field that not only understand our value proposition but also the capital market and fintech landscape in Africa. Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub certainly fits that bill given the pro-active role it is taking in shaping up the fintech ecosystem in Mauritius and the African continent, and there is a natural alignment between our two organisations."

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