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FINANCIAL INCLUSION LAB

Deep support to build and validate the most innovative and inclusive fintech, skilling and livelihood solutions.

FINANCIAL INCLUSION LAB

The Financial Inclusion Lab supports startups that are developing innovative, technology-enabled solutions in the areas of Financial Inclusion, Skilling and Livelihoods for the benefit of underserved communities. The program is designed to accelerate the development and validation of high impact solutions through field studies supported by experts, intensive workshops, customized mentoring, market connects and financial support. MicroSave Consulting (MSC), a global financial inclusion consulting firm, provides startups in the Lab with high-touch advisory support and insights into the low- and middle-income (LMI) segments.

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STARTUPS FROM PREVIOUS COHORTS

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We are interested in supporting technology solutions that help in improving financial health and capabilities. These could be solutions that leverage alternative data, new technologies and open access platforms to help the LMI segments earn more, save better, minimize financial shocks, access low-cost capital, become employable and create wealth. Scalable solutions that empower disadvantaged segments among women, small-holder and tenant farmers, gig-economy, unemployed youth, micro-businesses etc. are of great interest to us. We like simplified interfaces, innovative go-to-market approaches, partnership based models and the right blend of tech and touch that make these solutions usable, trustworthy and relevant for these customers. We are wary of solutions that are too complex to be commonly understood, carry a high risk of loss for beneficiaries, and are inaccessible to lower income communities by design.

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