FCMB partners Passion Incubator to launch FCMB TECH PITCH PERFECT
First City Monument Bank (FCMB), one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria, has partnered Passion Incubator to launch FCMB TECH PITCH PERFECT in search of tech startups across Nigeria with innovative e-Payment/e-Collection and e-Savings solutions.
FCMB has a rich base of customers who have challenges. The bank has identified these challenges and through the TECH PITCH PERFECT competition aims to provide solutions by engaging tech startups, who are known for their nimbleness and innovativeness.
The competition is broken down into two tracks, namely
The e-Payment/e-Collection track is aimed at startups with solutions that allow C2B outlets like Restaurants, Associations/Clubs, Schools, Hospitals and Churches, collect payments swiftly while the e-Savings track is aimed at startups with solutions that encourage savings and investments.
The competition is being implemented by Passion Incubator, an early-stage incubator and accelerator with expertise around innovation programs design. It is calling on tech startups across Nigeria with solutions in any of the track to apply.
Following the applications phase, 21 startups across both tracks will be selected and invited to a 2-round pitching session with a panel of judges comprising key staff of Passion Incubator and FCMB.
From the first round of pitching, the top 3 startups from each track will be selected for the final pitch, where 1 winner from each track will emerge. The winners will receive 1 Million Naira each and get a Shared Coworking Access for a year at Hub One, a new coworking space in Yaba, Lagos launched by FCMB and Leadspace.
Applications for the competition opened on March 20th 2019 and will close on April 8th 2019. Here’s the application link — https://bit.ly/FCMBTPP
TECH PITCH PERFECT is a continuation of FCMB’s commitment to developing Nigeria’s tech startup ecosystem. Through the competition, the bank aims to provide access to market for tech startups, deepen its brand in the tech startup ecosystem, and provide solutions for tomorrow, today.
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective segments.
Having successfully transformed into a retail banking and wealth management-led group, FCMB expects to continue to distinguish itself through innovation and the delivery of exceptional services.
About Passion Incubator
Passion Incubator is a technology incubator and accelerator with expertise in innovation program design and technology investments.
Established to support and promote innovation and facilitate collaboration within the African ecosystem, we are a platform for nurturing, cultivating and exhibiting African entrepreneurial talent as well as providing thought leadership.
We invest in entrepreneurs tackling some of Africa’s most pressing challenges and partner with corporate organisations, government agencies, DFIs, academia, and embassies to develop and implement innovative solutions.