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Knowledge Officer partners with GIZ to launch Fintech Academy in Egypt

Source: Knowledge Officer

Knowledge Officer is thrilled to announce a landmark collaboration with the Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) to launch the Fintech Academy, first of this kind initiative in Egypt.

The Academy will cover most important topics in the intersection of finance, technology and entrepreneurship. The mission is to prepare future founders for the changing landscape of finance and equip them with key skills in order to lead the Fintech transformation in the region.

The participants will learn through the mix of self-paced learning, online sessions and hands-on projects. They will eventually launch their own Fintech startup by the end of the program and get connected with investment opportunities. The whole process will be overseen by 35 expert mentors from the UK and Egypt.

The initiative aligns with the Knowledge Officer’s mission to empower the Fintech ecosystem with education. The program partners who support that vision include Mint, Fintech Galaxy or Global Ventures.

Ahmed El-Sharkasy, the co-founder of Knowledge Officer, says: “We are very proud to be working alongside GIZ to deliver this project. Financial technologies are growing rapidly in Egypt supported by a powerful infrastructure that consists of Fintech startups, banks, financial institutes, Investors and regulators. Despite the obvious growth that Egypt has witnessed in the past couple of years, the industry is still facing big challenges and we need more and more capable entrepreneurs who are equipped with the right knowledge, skills, tools and network to be able to elevate the state of Fintech in Egypt. We are hoping that this initiative will fuel the growth of the Fintech industry in Egypt with more entrepreneurs building innovative solutions for the mass“.

This 4-month program will commence on November 15th with applications closing on 19 October 2020.

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