Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Kenya

Key staff from the Central Bank of Kenya team of Task Force member Dr. Patrick Njoroge and from United Nations Capital Development Fund (which hosts the Task Force secretariat) played lead roles in organizing the competition for start-ups looking to advance business plans aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Hackcelerator competition received 45 submissions from 10 countries. Fifteen teams were shortlisted to participate in the shark-tank style “Demo Day” on August 9 at the Kenya School of Monetary Sciences; among the judges were Anthony Gacanja, director of information technology at Central Bank of Kenya, and UNCDF’s Nandini Harihareswara, digital finance regional technical specialist.

Key staff from the Central Bank of Kenya team of Task Force member Dr. Patrick Njoroge and from United Nations Capital Development Fund (which hosts the Task Force secretariat) played lead roles in organizing the competition for start-ups looking to advance business plans aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Hackcelerator competition received 45 submissions from 10 countries. Fifteen teams were shortlisted to participate in the shark-tank style “Demo Day” on August 9 at the Kenya School of Monetary Sciences; among the judges were Anthony Gacanja, director of information technology at Central Bank of Kenya, and UNCDF’s Nandini Harihareswara, digital finance regional technical specialist.