The Africa Fintech Foundry hosted the first edition of its fintech conference – AFF DISRUPT 2017 , on December 14 , 2017. It was supported by Access Bank , Microsoft, IBM, Kantar TNS , SAS and SystemicLogic.
The primary focus of AFF was for finding , nurturing and accelerating the growth of Financial Technology (FinTech) startups in Africa.
Finnovating for Africa: Exploring the African Fintech Ecosystem Report, estimates there are 301 fintech startups currently live across the continent. In the last 2 years , there has been a exponential rise in the number of startups in the financial technology space.
AFF DISRUPT 2017 held at the Eko Convention Centre, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Eti – Osa, Lagos , Nigeria . It brought together the best startups building products and solutions in the Financial Technology (FinTech) space , alongside investors , financial and technology partners , and a global audience of delegates from disparate industries to showcase next generation technologies and innovative solutions relevant to the financial services industry.
Sessions yesterday include a keynote address , fireside chats, masterclasses , partner exhibitions and panel discussions .
The event made it to the top 10 trends yesterday on Twitter with the #AFFDisrupt2017