40 Days 40 FinTech

40 Days 40 FinTechs Season Three Registration Underway. Click here for details.

#40Days40FinTechs has quickly grown into one of the world’s premier showcase events for the innovations that are enabling ever more people to join the digital economy space. That is surely going to remain the case, in large part due to the inspiration and collaboration that our partners; Level One Project, Mojaloop, ModusBox, and Crosslake Technologies generate, but mostly because of the continuing, generous support of the Gates Foundation.

Run under HiPipo’s Include Everyone program that also encompasses other initiatives such as FinTech Landscape Exhibition, Women in FinTech Hackathon, Summit & Incubator and the Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit and Digital Impact Awards Africa; the #40Days40FinTechs platform aptly provides a setting for the various players and stakeholders involved in digital and financial technology to exhibit their products & Services and also share their ideas on how more of us, especially those unserved and underserved by the present financial systems, can be brought into the fold.

The 40 Days 40 FinTechs initiative offers participants useful tools and an introduction to industry’s emerging technologies, such as Mojaloop Open Source Software, and guidance from Level One Project foundational material. The skills gained from this initiative cover Level One Project Principles, Instant and Inclusive Payment Systems (IIPS), Inclusive Finance and FinTech in general.

As captured by its name, 40 Days 40 FinTechs always delivers over two months of exhibition, dialogue and discussion, one not seen in the sector before. The initiative continues to generate enormous publicity, demand and pull for instant and inclusive real-time retail payment systems.

Last, but definitely not least, it draws the most attention yet to what is undeniably the future of digital financial services – interoperability.

The first season of 40 Days 40 FinTechs ran in 2020, in the middle of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The inaugural season nonetheless attracted multiple submissions from Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Tunisia, Canada and Zambia among others. From these submissions, 41 were successful and showcased that year.

We are proud to say that the second HiPipo 40 Days 40 FinTechs that ran in the months of July and August, 2021 set the bar even higher. Even though it also started soon after the partial lifting of the 2021 lockdown, it was tremendously successful. Over 100 submissions were received, from which 42 befitting participants were selected.

The Third season of the 40 Days 40 FinTechs Initiative has kicked off. Click here for details.

2022 Include EveryOne Program Scope.
Project Date
40 Days 40 FinTechs 13th June to 30th July 2022
FinTech Landscape Exhibition 11th August to 12th August 2022
Women In FinTech Hackathon 10th to 16th September 2022
Women In FinTech Summit 16th September 2022
Women In FinTech Incubator 26th September 2022 to 6th January 2023
Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit 18th November 2022
Digital Impact Awards Africa 18th November 2022