By Edna A. Quansah, GNA
Accra, May 18, GNA - Kwidex, a start-up based digital outfit in Accra, emerged as the winner of the maiden Betway Fintech Challenge held yesterday at the Accra Digital Centre.
The final round started with 10 finalists competing over two rounds. During each round, teams pitched their proposals to a three-person expert panel.
The three-person team from Kwidex led by Seyram Kofi Mantey impressed the panel who awarded the company with the GH₵ 20,000 grand prize.
Nocofio and Pennysmart were the first and second runners-up and received cash prizes of GH₵ 15,000 and GH₵ 10,000 respectively.
Kwidex is a crowd-funding platform. Product owners get to source funds from the public to support the running of their businesses. People who invest in these businesses receive returns on their investment from them after an agreed period.
Nocofio is an application that allows you to invest into or own part of a farm by connecting you to a farm.
The platform connects farmers with finance, investors experience owning a farm through the web platform with updates of the whole farming cycle from planting/rearing to off-loading with pictures and videos.
The farmers are able to expand their farms with the funds raised while you make passive income from the interest paid by the farmer when the full farming cycle is over.
Pennysmart offers a platform that enables individuals and businesses to save towards their goals at their own pace and schedule.
It is a financial inclusion platform that helps people save anytime and anywhere at no cost.
Mr. Magnus Rex Danquah Jr, Betway Ghana Country Manager (Operations) congratulated all the finalists and encouraged the teams to utilise the skills they had been taught over the three-month competition.
“We want to congratulate all ten finalists who are here today,” said Danquah. “
The Betway Fintech Challenge was set up to create an environment for entrepreneurs to build solutions that help address challenges in the delivery of financial services to a broader range of Ghana’s population. Over the last few months, all participants have shown a keenness to do so.”
The Betway Fintech Challenge was held over three months during which participants received training on pitching, branding, marketing, organizational structuring, and investor relations from seasoned professionals.
The Betway Group is an online betting company which is the official principal sponsor of Premier League football club West Ham United, the UK Premier League Darts and the UK Snooker Championships.