Africa FinTech Foundry

Africa FinTech Foundry (AFF) is an Access Bank initiative that aims to nurture, fund, and accelerate the growth of FinTech startups in Africa through its mentorship and accelerator programmes, fast-tracking their growth and maturity to deliver relevant solutions to the market, providing greater access to financial services to the financial excluded across the continent.

AFF will create new opportunities for African innovators and entrepreneurs by providing incubation support to startups. It seeks to shore up the business capacity of startups, support business development, and facilitate access to capital, markets, customers and global innovation partners. AFF also provides a test bed to showcase best practices and the successes of African-led FinTech solutions. Financial solution providers in the global financial services sector are facing stiffer competition from new players in the financial technology (FinTech) space. Emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, P2P payments and lending, Robo-advisory, and Crowdfunding are disrupting traditional business models. The need to digitally transform and innovate in a customer-centric and engaged manner has never been more important to traditional financial service providers than now.

Guided Ideations

The AFF’s Innovation Lab holds regular ideation sprints to formulate and frame the future. Affiliates and members are invited to participate in our brainstorms and idea generation sessions.


At our hackathons we harness the creativity and talent of a large community of developers and experts to propose problems to be solved and presented as working prototypes.

Accelerator Programs

The Accelerator program admits six (6) technology start-ups a year. Connecting Tech start-ups to Investors. You can steer the conversation to start-ups aligned with your corporate strategy.

Thought Leadership

Re:C0DE - Data Hack '18

The Re:C0DE Data Hack held sometime in the last quarter of the year 2018. It saw 50 specially handpicked data-analysts study live data and come up with patterns/trends that would aid informed decision-makings with respect to banking products.

AFF DisRupt Conf. '17

The DisRupt Conference; first-ever of its kind in the industry, was home to emerging technology, current buzzing technology ideas, buzzing next rated technology startups and a whole lot of stakeholders in the tech space.

Re:C0DE Nigeria - Hackathon '18

A group of developers embark on a mission to come up with an idea of the next big thing for a handsome reward. We've found ourselves beyond enemy lines, Time has became the enemy! Need we Engage?

Re:C0DE Nigeria - Hackathon '17

Re:C0DE's first coming out saw a group of enthusiastic young talented developers come all out for a chance to sit at the helm of innovation with skills incured over time. It was a really great time with a lot of fun.


the africa fintech foundry mission

To enable emerging digital technology innovators on the continent meet and exceed their potential for the commercial benefit of our stakeholders

the africa fintech foundry vision

To bring innovative digital financial services originated by Africans, to the world; and to bring the world to Africa through digital innovation