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Fifth round of the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa initiative won by Kenya’s Hello Tractor

The fifth iteration of the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa initiative has been awarded by Kenya’s Hello Tractor, which encourages tractor co-sharing throughout Africa.

The CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa program, created by the Luxembourg House of Financial Technologies (LHoFT), a public/private national FinTech platform, and supported by the Ministry of Foreign & European Affairs’ Directorate for Development and Humanitarian Affairs, aims to forge links with Luxembourg’s microfinance and broader finance industry while highlighting their initiatives in line with the sustainability goals of Luxembourg’s finance center.

15 African fintech businesses were chosen from more than 400 applicants to take part in the fifth iteration of the program, and they subsequently traveled to Luxembourg to participate. The program culminated with a pitch event in which each participant made a three-minute pitch and then engaged in a two-minute question-and-answer period with the judges. The winner was Hello Tractor.

“Out of an incredibly capable field, it is an honour to win this prestigious award. The combination of peer-to-peer learning through the Catapult cohort, world-class mentors, and guest speakers, has equipped Hello Tractor with a newfound view,” said Jamie Goode, CCO of Hello Tractor.

 

 

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