Stitch, a South African API finance business, announced in January that it would conduct a “startup showcase” to allow early-stage fintech from all over the continent to share their innovations with local and global investors and receive support.
The event was part of a Stitch-hosted meetup for global fintech investors interested in learning more about the area, and it intended to spotlight high-growth, early-stage firms from throughout Africa.
Around 100 individuals attended the meetup at the Stitch headquarters, as well as a mix of fintech investors and angels from the US, UK, and Africa, and also founders from the Raba portfolio, with whom Stitch collaborated on the event.
Ten startups were chosen to present, with seven presenting in person and three presenting through video call. Abela (South Africa), Munch (South Africa), Bettr (South Africa), Hashgreed (Nigeria), Feather (Nigeria), Get Equity (Nigeria), Sava (Kenya), Zuberi (Ghana), Alvin (Kenya), and Paybox (South Africa) were the winners (Ghana).
All startups will get a one-hour workshop focusing on funding and growth from members of the Paystack team.
Nigerian and South African firms will get six months of free Stitch API access, while Nigerian, South African, and Ghanaian startups will get free financial transactions from Paystack.
Representatives of the Paystack team will give each startup a one-hour training on funding and growth. Nigerian and South African businesses will receive six months of free Stitch API access, while Paystack will provide free financial transactions to Nigerian, South African, and Ghanaian entrepreneurs.
Abela is a mobile payment platform that allows you to send and receive money using your phone. The best part is that you don’t need a bank account or to be a citizen of South Africa to participate.
We’ll let you receive, save, and make payments fast, no matter who you are!
Abela provides you with access to the world of payments. Payments can be made using Zapper, Masterpass-enabled apps, PayPal, or any credit card. There’s no need to pick and choose which payment platforms to support. With abela, you can pick them all!
Bettr was formed by a group of fintech veterans and innovative entrepreneurs. A group of people who are determined to rewrite the financial future of South African youth no
matter what it takes. Young people aren’t getting the financial products they deserve, and it’s past time for someone to step in and make a difference.
Bettr is a new way of thinking about money. We’re giving young people the confidence and currency to realize their goals through technology, creativity, and community. #zerocompromise
Hashgreed is a multi-purpose dApp platform that includes NFT marketplace and DeFi solutions, as well as file, agreement, and email certification.
Vinekross LLC, which runs the Krosscoin Project, has created an online dApp called Hashgreed.
Get Equity is a private e-commerce platform that allows investors and companies to trade digital securities and assets privately and securely.
The platform allows businesses to digitalize their assets via tokens and create liquidity for them by linking them to investors and syndicates who can buy and sell these assets.
In Africa, they’re making blockchain-based equity investing a reality.
Get Equity is more than a mission-driven platform; they’re the realization of a dream: that start-up investing can be fully democratized and accessible from anywhere on the planet.
Feather, which was founded in 2022, allows you to withdraw cash from local users or agents, as well as make payments to your preferred sellers. It’s simple, quick, and secure.
For forward-thinking entrepreneurs, there is only one single expenditure management platform, Sava.
Entrepreneurs built it for entrepreneurs to help them get complete financial management and real-time transparency for their businesses, all in a simple, modern, and straightforward interface.
Alvin is a personal finance software and API that helps people match their everyday spending habits to their goals.
Alvin automatically categorizes transactions depending on your preferences and sends them pleasant budget reminders.
Alvin keeps track of your merchant classification choices. Alvin will notify you when a category’s inventory is low, so you don’t even have to remember to look!
To administer your payroll, you no longer need to rely on spreadsheets or third-party vendors. Zuberi Core is a simple to use software that requires no prior payroll experience.
Zuberi Pay allows you to view your paycheck at any time during the month and track your creditworthiness using a credit report.
For the first time ever, as an employee, you’ll be able to see how much you’ve made by the minute, hour, and day. This will make it easier for you to manage and plan your finances.
PayBox is a collection of the World’s Most Powerful and Easy-to-Use APIs
At PayBox, they believe that the issue with payments is one of code, not finance. We are obsessed with finding elegant, composable concepts that allow for reliable, scalable, and flexible integrations.
You can get up and running in minutes because we remove unnecessary complexity and redundant complications.
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