The Fintech for Resilience Summit

The Catalyst Fund Fintech for Resilience Summit will bring together 350+ attendees who are at the epicenter of the global fintech sector – investors, leading emerging market startups, corporates, funders and other ecosystem partners – to discuss some of the most exciting opportunities in fintech across Africa, Latin America and Asia.

About

Join Catalyst Fund’s biggest event to date this summer as part of Fintech Week London: The Fintech for Resilience Summit. In partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co., the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), PayPal, Mastercard Foundation, and FSD Africa, we will bring together 350+ attendees - investors, startups, corporates, funders and fintech ecosystem enablers - to further high impact and inclusive fintech innovation across Africa, Latin America and Asia. Emerging market leaders will explore key themes fundamental to building back better in the wake of a global pandemic and improving the resilience of vulnerable and underserved communities worldwide, with content on financial health, climate change, and inclusive digital economies.


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1
Day
63
Speakers
5
Sponsors
19
Sessions

The Fintech for Resilience Summit

Sponsors

Speakers

Maelis Carraro
Maelis Carraro
Managing Director, Catalyst Fund BFA Global
Alicia Levine
Alicia Levine
Chief Operating Offier Chipper Cash
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
Founder and CEO Wasoko (formerly Sokowatch)
Dave Okech
Dave Okech
Founder and Managing Director Aquarech
Vikas Raj
Vikas Raj
Fintech and Resilience VC
Aaron Fu
Head of Growth, Catalyst Fund BFA Global
Anna Raptis
Anna Raptis
Founder and CEO Amplifica Capital
 Chirag Shamdasani
Chirag Shamdasani
Innovation Lead Mastercard Foundation
David del Ser
David del Ser
Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer BFA Global
Bernard Ghartey
Bernard Ghartey
Investment Manager Norrsken22
Adelaide Odihambo
Adelaide Odihambo
Director of Commercial Partnerships Lami
Anil Kumar Gupta
Anil Kumar Gupta
Partner MSC
Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio
Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio
Senior Adaptation and Resilience Advisor World Resources Institute
Gbenga Omolokun
Gbenga Omolokun
Managing Director VFD Microfinance Bank
Hugh Salway
Hugh Salway
Head of Markets Gold Standard
Hugo Garduño Ortega
Hugo Garduño Ortega
CEO and Co-Founder Verqor
Joseph Kuvor
Joseph Kuvor
Co-Founder and CEO Boost Ghana
Malika Anand
Malika Anand
Head of Insights & Learning, Catalyst Fund BFA Global
Matt Schaar
Matt Schaar
Managing Partner Accion Venture Lab
Mehtab Hans
Mehtab Hans
Co-Founder and CPO FarMart
Nick Hughes OBE
Nick Hughes OBE
Co-Founder 4R Digital
Odunayo Eweniyi
Odunayo Eweniyi
Co-Founder and COO Piggyvest
Rohit Rathi
Rohit Rathi
Co-Founder KarmaLife
Sabrina Castelli
Sabrina Castelli
Co-Founder and CEO Mujer Financiera
Scott Onder
Scott Onder
Co-Founder, Senior Managing Director Mercy Corps Ventures
Jane del Ser
Jane del Ser
Principal Consultant; Project Lead, Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce BFA Global
Sangu Delle
Sangu Delle
CEO CarePoint
Shirley Mburu
Shirley Mburu
Senior Project Implementation Specialist BFA Global
Felix Manford
Felix Manford
Co-Founder and CEO Tendo
Kingsley Abrokwah
Kingsley Abrokwah
Co-Founder and CEO KudiGo
Maxime Bayen
Senior Venture Builder, Catalyst Fund BFA Global
Cynthia Wandia
Cynthia Wandia
Co-Founder and CEO Kwara
Archie Cochrane
Archie Cochrane
Investment Principal Anthemis Group
Meghan McCormick
Meghan McCormick
Co-Founder and CEO OZÉ
Tyler Ferdinand
Tyler Ferdinand
Climate Change Economist BFA Global
Timothy Rann
Timothy Rann
Managing Partner Mercy Corps Ventures
Amolo Ng'weno
Amolo Ng'weno
CEO BFA Global
Brian Waswani Odhiambo
Brian Waswani Odhiambo
West Africa Director Novastar Ventures
Kevin Imani
Kevin Imani
Director of Forestation Hub, Kenya Open Forest Protocol
Salma Habib Nkusi
Salma Habib Nkusi
Project Lead BFA Global
Suzanne Biegel
Co-Founder GenderSmart
Tom Adams
Tom Adams
Co-Founder and CSO 60 Decibels
Tony Idugboe
Tony Idugboe
Group Head, Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions Interswitch Group
Ulric Chekap Wenego
Ulric Chekap Wenego
CEO Shopa
Yvonne Johnson
Yvonne Johnson
Co-Founder and CEO Indicina
Celine Duros
Celine Duros
Project Lead, Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce BFA Global
Jed Rose
Jed Rose
Partner Antler
Adeeb Mahmud
Adeeb Mahmud
Chief Program Officer Financial Health Network
Sarah Willis Ertur
Sarah Willis Ertur
Executive Director, Head of Financial Health, Global Philanthropy / Corporate Responsibility JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Brian Dempsey
Brian Dempsey
CEO and Founder Power
Juliet Munro
Juliet Munro
Director, Digital Economy FSD Africa
Kwaku Tabiri
Kwaku Tabiri
Co-Founder and CEO Swoove

Agenda

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Stages
CTRL

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11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

Coffee/breakfast + registration

08:30 - 09:30

Opening remarks

09:30 - 10:10
Maelis Carraro Maelis Carraro

The future of inclusive fintech: The next impact frontier?

10:10 - 10:50
Maelis Carraro
Alicia Levine
Dave Okech
Vikas Raj

Coffee break + Startup demos (ESC)

10:50 - 11:15

Beyond BNPL: Risks and opportunities for embedded fintech

11:15 - 11:55
Malika Anand
Daniel Yu
Adelaide Odihambo
Rohit Rathi
Nishant Bhaskar

Keynote address: The UK government

11:55 - 12:10

Stories from the trenches: What it takes to build resilient fintechs

12:10 - 13:00
Aaron Fu
Meghan McCormick
Nikhil Nair
Mark Straub
Nick Quintong
Razaq Ahmed

Lunch + Startup demos (ESC)

13:00 - 13:50

Startups Investment Trends Data Reveal - State of startups funding in Africa

13:50 - 14:00
Maxime Bayen Maxime Bayen

Lessons from India, Kenya and Mexico: Growth strategies in emerging markets

14:00 - 14:50
Cynthia Wandia
Sabrina Castelli
Mehtab Hans
Archie Cochrane
Matt Schaar

More than 2%: Moving VC funding to women entrepreneurs

14:50 - 15:40
Suzanne Biegel
Anna Raptis
Odunayo Eweniyi
Yvonne Johnson

Coffee break + Startup demos (ESC)

15:40 - 16:00

Startup-corporate partnerships: True synergies?

16:00 - 16:50
Aaron Fu
Tony Idugboe
Gbenga Omolokun
Brian Dempsey
Hugo Garduño Ortega
Djiba Diallo

Fintech for climate resilience: Charting the road ahead

17:00 - 18:00
Maelis Carraro Maelis Carraro

Climate resilience closing cocktail reception, sponsored by FSD Africa

18:00 - 21:00
CMD

08:00

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

Coffee/breakfast + registration

08:30 - 09:30

Coffee break + Startup demos (ESC)

10:50 - 11:15

Supporting innovation for climate resilience

11:15 - 11:55
Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio
Scott Onder
Jesse Fripp
Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu

Lunch + Startup demos (ESC)

13:00 - 13:50

Democratizing access to carbon finance for startups and communities

14:00 - 14:50
Jane del Ser
Tyler Ferdinand
Kevin Imani
Timothy Rann
Nick Hughes OBE
Hugh Salway

Launching ventures to tackle climate action

14:50 - 15:40
Juliet Munro
Neil Walmsley
Shirley Mburu
Jed Rose

Coffee break + Startup demos (ESC)

15:40 - 16:00

The business case of investing in climate resilience ventures

16:00 - 16:50
Juliet Munro
Anne-Marie Chidzero
Agustín Vitórica

Climate resilience closing cocktail reception, sponsored by FSD Africa

18:00 - 21:00
ALT/TAB

08:00

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

Coffee/breakfast + registration

08:30 - 09:30

Coffee break + Startup demos (ESC)

10:50 - 11:15

Where are the opportunities to build resilience for MSEs in digital commerce?

11:15 - 11:55
Jane del Ser
Kingsley Abrokwah
Felix Manford
 Chirag Shamdasani
Sangu Delle

Ghana Luncheon (Invite only)

13:00 - 14:00

Tracking resilience: how to measure and monitor user wellbeing

14:50 - 15:40
Malika Anand
Adeeb Mahmud
Tom Adams
Anil Kumar Gupta
Sarah Willis Ertur

Coffee break + Startup demos (ESC)

15:40 - 16:00

How are African entrepreneurs succeeding at scaling distribution in the continent?

16:00 - 16:50
Amolo Ng'weno
Ulric Chekap Wenego
Kwaku Tabiri
Brian Waswani Odhiambo
Bernard Ghartey

Climate resilience closing cocktail reception, sponsored by FSD Africa

18:00 - 21:00
SHIFT

08:00

09:00

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

Coffee/breakfast + registration

08:30 - 09:30

Coffee break + Startup demos (ESC)

10:50 - 11:15

Lunch + Startup demos (ESC)

13:00 - 13:50

Customer success at last mile: The digital onboarding playbook

14:00 - 15:30
Salma Habib Nkusi
Meghan McCormick
Celine Duros
Joseph Kuvor
Brian Waswani Odhiambo

Coffee break + Startup demos (ESC)

15:40 - 16:00

Climate resilience closing cocktail reception, sponsored by FSD Africa

18:00 - 21:00

Startup Demos

ColdHubs
ColdHubs
Crop2Cash
Crop2Cash
FARMART
FARMART
Flex Finance
Flex Finance
Koltin
Koltin
KudiGo
KudiGo
Meerkat
Meerkat
Mujer Financiera
Mujer Financiera
OZÉ
OZÉ
PesaKit
PesaKit
Pocketfin
Pocketfin
Power
Power
Swoove
Swoove
Tendo
Tendo
Verqor
Verqor

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