Nest, Visa to hold 4-day FinTech bootcamp in March 2017 in Nairobi


Visa has partnered with Nest, early-stage venture capital firm and global innovation accelerator, to launch the Visa Bootcamp, an intensive 4-day FinTech bootcamp in Nairobi. The first-of-its-kind programme in Africa is designed to accelerate innovation from across Africa and the world shaping the future of finance for consumers and businesses across the continent.

The Visa Bootcamp’s intensive content is designed to fuel all early-stage FinTech companies with a vision to revolutionise financial services for Africans with financial inclusion and peer-to-peer or merchant payments being of specific focus to this programme.

Applications are now open and close at midnight on February 10, 2017. The 4-day programme commences on March 24, 2017 and concludes with a Demo Day, scheduled for March 27, 2017.

The bootcamp will be hosted at Mettā, an entrepreneurs’ club linking local founders, investors and corporate innovators and ‘plugging in’ nascent innovation ecosystems to the global entrepreneurial grid.

Nest Innovation progammes, ranging from accelerators and innovation challenges, to hackathons and thought leadership workshops, are designed to create collaborative environments that enable rapid ideation, iteration and ultimately, commercial scale validation.