The Future of Money, Markets and Marketplaces

Jun 12, 2018|Company Blog

In partnership with Lagos Innovates, Lagos Employment Trust Fund and Wennovation Hub, we are hosting our first Summit on July 24th in Lagos. To attend the Summit, register here. Companies and startups interested in joining the FinTech Showcase, please fill in this form.


As the digital revolution dawns on African financial services, the Stears Summit ‘Banking on FinTech: The Future of Money, Markets and Marketplaces’, aims to bring together key players from across finance and technology to discuss this technological revolution, its implications for the African market as well as the role of the government in African digital expansion.

The topics of the day will go beyond mobile technology to cover newer and growing fintech solutions such as data analytics, biometrics and identity management, artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology (blockchain) and cybersecurity.


FinTech Company Showcase

We will show, not just tell. Our audience of investors, investment professionals and technology enthusiasts will get the opportunity to witness showcases from five innovative FinTech companies working in: 

  • payments of goods and services

  • moving money from today to tomorrow (savings)

  • moving money from tomorrow to today (borrowing)

  • protecting money or building wealth (investing and lending)

Our Company Showcase is open to companies leveraging technologies including: 

  • Big Data & Artificial Intelligence

  •  Distributed Ledger Technology or Cryptography; and

  •  APIs or Mobile driven technologies


Any African company providing one of the four financial services (payments, savings, borrowing, investing) is welcome to indicate their interest in showcasing at the Stears Summit. All companies showcasing at the Summit will also be featured in our media publication and interviewed ahead of the Summit.



Our Backers

The Summit is organized in partnership with our sponsors Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, Lagos Innovates and WennovationWennovation Hub.

We are also working in partnership with of the Lagos Angel Network (LAN), Rising Tide Africa (RTA), Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), African Business Angels Network (ABAN) and DevCenter.

Media partners include Business Insider by Pulse, Big Cabal Media, Ventures Africa and many more.


You can register to attend the event (subject to capacity) here. Companies can indicate their interest in the FinTech Showcase here.