Zambezi Prize 2018 for financial inclusion ventures in sub-Saharan Africa ($USD 200,000 prize)

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018 at 11:59PM EST

The MasterCard Foundation & Legatum Center Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion

The Zambezi Prize is a $200,000 competition that aims to unearth and celebrate the startups that are solving Africa’s biggest financial inclusion challenges.


  • The MIT Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion is a global platform that supports Africa’s leading financial inclusion entrepreneurs with multiple rewards from funding to training opportunities.
  • Cash Prizes
    Investor + Mentor Access
     Attend MIT IIC Global Gala
     Get Media Coverage
 The MIT Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion honors and celebrates the top ten companies that are contributing to the advancement of financial inclusion in Africa.
1st Runner Up – $30k Cash
The Challenges:
Tell Us How Your Venture Is Contributing To These Financial Inclusion Challenges
 The  nine Financial Inclusion Challenges were selected by the Zambezi team and approved by the Zambezi Board.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Zambezi Prize 2018


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