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Nine African and South Asian startups participated in the week-long DFS Lab fintech bootcamp in Tanzania last week, and will now wait until January to find out which of them has secured US$50,000 funding and a place on the DFS accelerator.

Disrupt Africa reported in October fintech accelerator DFS Lab opened applications for its third startup bootcamp, which aims to identify and invest more than US$1 million in African startups.

Nine startups – six of them African – were selected to join the week-long bootcamp in Dar es Salaam last week, during which a core DFS team and a range of external mentors took the participants through a “design sprint” – defining problem areas within their businesses, and working with the mentors to find and test solutions.

By the end of the week, the DFS team has worked individually with each of the startups.  The team will now discuss the entrepreneurs, and decide which of the companies have the most innovative solutions…Read more

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