As part of its 2025 development strategy, Casablanca Finance City supports the emergence of high-potential business segments, including FinTechs (Financial Technologies).
The acceleration of digital transformation in the financial sector, the growing adoption of mobile banking, e-wallets, electronic payments or even the radical change in consumer aspirations and behaviors are all levers promoting financial innovation.
In partnership with various stakeholders in Morocco, CFC has initiated a promising initiative: The Africa Innovation Lab (AIL).
The AIL aims to inspire, attract, and bring out the best innovative African startups in the field of finance and connect these to business opportunities around the world.
In this perspective, AIL hosts events and initiatives bringing together key players in the financial innovation landscape (startups, regulatory authorities, banks, insurance companies, investment funds, professional service providers, incubators/accelerators, academia, etc.).
Thanks to CFC’s dense network of international partnerships establishing ties with renowned financial centers (London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Paris, Luxembourg, Abu Dhabi, Toronto, etc.), AIL offers its members exposure and scale-up opportunities worldwide.
AIL’s Value proposition
Access to regulatory authorities (Office hours, 1-on-1 sessions, guidance, follow-ups…)
Bridges to international Fintech ecosystems, via CFC’s network of international partnerships
Access to market (banks, insurance companies, CFC community members
Capacity building & training
CFC’s Status & Offerings
Mentoring & Coaching
FRANCO FINTECH (MAY 2021)
CFC co-organized the annual Franco FinTech forum in partnership with Finance-Innovation (France), Finance Montreal (Canada), The LHoFT – Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (Luxembourg), Fintech Belgium (Belgium), Africa Fintech Network (Ivory Coast) and the Economic Development Board (Mauritius).
Among other French-speaking fintechs, 3 Moroccan startups pitched their solutions: Wafr, Dibaka and Spotter.
‘BUILDING UP FINTECH ECOSYSTEM IN AFRICA’ (7 OCTOBRE 2020)
CFC and Enterprise Singapore co-organized a webinar for an exclusive look into Singapore’s Fintech ecosystem and what made it such a global success story!
Replay available here : link
CFC AFRICA INSIGHTS REPORT: « DIGITALIZING AFRICA: THE RISE OF FINTECH COMPANIES »
As part of the Africa Insights series, CFC teamed-up with PWC on report dedicated to FinTech in Africa. The publication shares key lessons and takeaways on the emergence of a thriving continental FinTech ecosystem.
ABU DHABI FINTECH TOUR, CASA STOP (SEPT 2019)
CFC hosted the African stop of the Fintech AD Global Tour. Several startups have been shortlisted and took part in the pitching session: CIWA, Emergent Payments Africa, Indatacore, PEAQOCK and WafR. IndataCore won the contest.
WORLD ALLIANCE OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTERS FINTECH INITIATIVE IN CASABLANCA APRIL 26th 2019
As a founding member of the World Alliance of International Financial Centers, CFC hosted the WAIFC “FinTech Initiative” which met in Casablanca to discuss best practices in establishing FinTech ecosystems.
Guests included representatives from Astana, Brussels, Busan, Casablanca, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, Paris and African FinTechs, regulatory authorities and PwC Africa.