Credit: LHoFT

The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT) has announced that applications are now open for a new edition of the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa programme.
Building on the success of the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa programmes since 2018, the sixth edition of this fintech startup development programme will take place from 16 to 20 October 2023 in Lomé, Togo.
Supported by the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and developed by the LHoFT Foundation, the programme targets companies focusing on financial inclusion in Africa, aiming to build bridges between Africa and Europe and highlighting the alignment of their initiatives with the sustainability objectives of Luxembourg's financial centre.
For this edition, and for the first time, the programme will be in French. Participants from the selected fintechs will gather in Lomé, the capital of Togo, in West Africa. The programme is taking place at the same time as the African Microfinance Week (AMW).
This edition of CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa will once again rely on the Luxembourg inclusive finance and fintech ecosystem to support the selected ten companies in developing their business and achieving their inclusion goals.
CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa will cover a range of topics, including business model mapping, scaling strategies, investability, business plan presentation, legal strategy, pricing and marketing strategy, among others. The selected fintechs will have the opportunity to connect with partners, sponsors, investors, microfinance institutions (MFI) and public financial institutions (PFIs).
Applications are open until Sunday 18 June 2023. For more information and to apply, visit