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We are very happy to welcome you as a judge for the African FinTech Awards. This is a unique experience for heavyweight experts to meet the FinTech domain in two days. All of the judges are handpicked and sit front row at the African FinTech Awards. Judges play a key role in the success of the African FinTech Awards. Judges support the development of new and innovative financial services and boost financial inclusion. Let Africa prosper!

What does the selection process look like?

The African FinTech Top 3 is generated by combining public voting and expert voting. The online public voting will start 1 May 2018. The online public voting will end 15 August 2018 so the judges have time to assess the companies. The companies are assessed based on their company profile on

The public votes constitute 25% of the weight in determining the African FinTech 100.
The assessment of the judges will constitute the other 75% of the weight in determining the African FinTech Top 10.
Besides announcing the African FinTech 10 the organisation will also announce the Top 3 of each category.

Assessment criteria:

  1. Innovation. Does the company seize a real opportunity and will it have the power to change the industry?
  2. Customer satisfaction. Does the company satisfy a real need or desire? Can the company provide evidence of the advantages its solution has over alternatives?
  3. Value. Does the company have a unique value proposition? What is the relationship between cost and benefits and the impact on the environment and society as a whole?
  4. Delivery. How are consumers engaged and how is the offering delivered and made available to the marketplace?
  5. Traction. Is the company still signing up new customers and can it retain them? 

Note: not all companies have a complete profile online. These companies are aware of the fact that you are judging them based on the information displayed on their profile.

Important dates:

- 15 August: deadline assessment of the FinTech companies
- 21 August: announcement of the African FinTech 10 and Top 3 per category
- 3 & 4 October: African FinTech Awards 2018: you sit front row and assess the top 3 FinTech companies of your category

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Please note: The main purpose of the African FinTech Awards is to celebrate innovators that shape the future of finance and acknowledge the work these companies did to make a difference. The purpose of the FinTech awards is not to scientifically prove who are the best FinTech companies. The judging is primarily based on the judges individual ideas and views on the nominating companies using their expertise, knowledge and ideas.

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