Making it easy for businesses to build and scale innovative financial products, South African API fintech startup, Stitch, is launching a showcase for early-stage fintech companies in Africa.
In partnership with Paystack, Smile Identity and Disrupt Africa, Stitch will enable these businesses to gain access to capital, advice, and product support, ultimately helping them build and scale their dream solutions.
Having recently raised $4,000,000 in seed funding and an extra $2,000,000 seed extension in 2021, Stitch was founded by Kiaan Pillay, Priyen Pillay and Natalie Cuthbert with a goal to offer API access to bank accounts in Africa with a lightweight single Sign-On experience. Essentially, the startup provides a service that enables its clients to connect their apps to users’ financial accounts, reducing the technical and operational effort.
Companies accepted into the programme will receive:
Pitch support from members of the Stitch team
Office hours with members of the Stitch team
A 1-hour workshop with members of the Paystack team focused on fundraising and growth
Free payment processing from Paystack for selected startups operating in Nigeria, South Africa, and Ghana
Six months of free access to the Stitch API for selected startups operating in Nigeria and South Africa
Six months of free access to Smile Identity
Note: ALL applicants operating in SA and NG receive 2 months of free access to the Stitch API and Smile Identity
Businesses interested in participating
Must be headquartered in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania or Rwanda
Must be at the pre-Series A stage
Must have a fintech or embedded finance solution
How to apply
Is your business scalable and innovative? Apply to participate in the Stitch Startup Showcase before the deadline on Thursday, February 10, 11:59 pm SAST.