Emata to compete at Mastermind Competition as it represents Africa on the global stage

Ugandan Fintech Emata to compete at Mastermind Competition in the ICT Spring conference which will be held in Luxembourg on September 15th. Emata stands out as the only African startup in the competition where it will get the opportunity to impress the jury with its project.

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As part of a new edition of ICT Spring, scheduled to take place on September 14th and 15th, the renowned global tech conference organized since 2010, Mastermind Summit will take place on September 15th at the European Conference Center Luxembourg.

The Mastermind summit is dedicated to the startup ecosystem and aims to promote and spread best practices, foster emulation between entrepreneurs and VCs and offer recognition to the best international startups of the ecosystem.

It is composed of a 1-day conference and a startup competition (Mastermind Competition) where three key categories are represented: FinTech, DeepTech and NewSpace.  Emata will compete with six other startups in the Fintech category which include Neuroprofiler (France), FIN-PAY (Australia), Divizend GmbH (Germany), Greenomy (Belgium), Act Analytics (Canada), and Credgenics (India).

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What is Emata?

The fintech is a product of Laboremus Uganda and it was founded in 2017. It was formed with a goal to solve some of the main challenges that hold back the flow of agricultural financing in Africa today.

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Emata is revolutionizing farmer financing as it targets the underbanked in Uganda with the main focus on farmers who are in cooperatives. It provides them with access to crucial banking services that they might need. By interacting with Emata’s digital platform, cooperatives can register farmer deliveries, update prices, create payment schedules and share daily SMS updates with farmers.

Emata has had an extraordinary year, achieving multiple milestones in a relatively short period of time. In July this year, it emerged as the best in The Search for ‘Fintech Abu Dhabi’ in Africa. The fintech will represent Uganda and Africa at the Fintech Abu Dhabi Festival in Abu Dhabi as it competes globally in November this year.

Read more: Emata wins The Search for Fintech Abu Dhabi in Africa

Emata was also crowned top winner in May this year where it was announced as the top winner of Catapult Inclusion Africa among the 14 startups all over Africa that were selected to take part in the accelerator program on May 14 2021. Developed by the LHoFT Foundation, Catapult Inclusion Africa hosted its third edition of the unique program of fintech startup development this year.

Read more: Fintech Emata emerges the top winner of Catapult Inclusion Africa Bootcamp

Ms Lillian Nassanga Musoke the product manager from Emata said, “For Emata, I think it means that we are on to something with the way we are innovating for farmer financing and growth. The credit goes to the entire team behind the inception and creation of Emata’s product. I’m very proud to be part of and leading this team.”

Emata deserves to be congratulated on yet another outstanding achievement. There is no doubt that the company will continue to make waves in the global fintech environment as it continues to stand out in Uganda and Africa entirely.

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