Checklist panel of judges

We are very happy to welcome you as a judge at the African FinTech Awards 2017. This is a unique experience for heavyweight experts to meet the FinTech domain in one day. 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 100 is generated by combining public voting and expert voting. The online voting starts 23 June 2017. The voting ends 19 September 2017 so the judges can assess the companies. The companies are assessed based on their company profile on The online competition will go on for the Public Awards after 19 September 2017.

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 100.
Besides announcing the African FinTech 100 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:

- 1 September: assessment of the FinTech companies
- 19 September: deadline assessment of the FinTech companies
- 23 September: announcement of the African FinTech 100 and Top 3 per category
- 12 October: African FinTech Awards 2017 : you sit front row and assess the 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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