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Apply: Pitch your solution at the Stitch early-stage startup showcase

ByJoan Aimuengheuwa

Feb 7, 2022

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

See also  Fintech Startup, Sava Africa, Raises $2 Million, Looks to Expand Beyond South Africa

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.



Joan Aimuengheuwa

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