Stitch a South African API fintech startup is partnering with Paystack and Disrupt Africa to host a startup showcase. This is an avenue for early-stage fintech across the continent to pitch their solutions to local and global investors and also access support.
The stitch API (live in Nigeria and South Africa) allows developers to connect their users’ financial accounts in a few minutes. They can verify identity, view transactions and balance data, and enable instant fraud-free bank payment.
This infrastructure allows companies to easily innovate more, launch and scale financial products and services. This includes personal finance, insurance, lending, e-commerce, payments, wealth management, and more.
Stitch also allows fintechs to work with traditional financial institutions in a more compliant and safer way.
Stitch extended its seed round to $6 million in October and now intends to do its bits in helping other fintechs raise capital and grow their businesses.
The startup is hosting a meetup for global fintech investors who wants to learn more about the fintech space. It will hold by the end of February to highlight high-growth and early-stage startups across Africa.
Application for the Stitch Showcase
The application is opened to early-stage (pre-Series A) fintech or embedded financial companies from Anglophone African markets. Countries like Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Eygpt, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Participants will receive pitch support, and access office hours with the Stitch team based on their needs. Selected startups operating in Nigeria and South Africa will be given 6 months of free access to Stitch API. Also, all that apply will get access free for two months.
Furthermore, there will be a 1-hour workshop with the Paystack team that focuses on fundraising and growth. Startups in South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana will get payment processing free from Paystack. Successful participants will also feature in post-event coverage on Disrupt Africa.
The startup is on a mission to make it easier for fintech businesses on the African continent to launch and scale innovative solutions. Therefore, the showcase is a way to leverage its network and resources to continue on the path of its mission.
In conclusion, the showcase will hold by the 25th of February in Cape town and applications are open until 10th February at 11:59 PM (SAST).
To apply, you can use this link.