MEST Hosts Next Bank Accra Fintech MeetupNext Bank Accra is an independent, open and collaborative community driving positive change for the better in financial services through design,innovation and entrepreneurship led by MEST Entrepreneur-in-Training Paul Damalie.
The maiden edition of the bi-monthly meet-up took place at MEST under the theme; "Designing optimal user experiences for financial products & services". The event brought together stakeholders within the financial services sector i.e. regulators,technology entrepreneurs, telecommunications, financial institutions, thought leaders etc discussing & fashioning out innovative practices and processes that would lead to a collaborative effort in developing the sector.
Speaking at the event were: Ashwin Ravichandran - Interaction Designer at MEST, Derrydean Dadzie, CEO at DreamOval and Arnold Kavaarpuo, Head Mobile at afb Ghana.
Notable sector players in attendance were reps from Fidelity Bank, Ghana Inter Bank Payment Settlement Systems (GHIPSS), Beam, ExpressPay and host of other startups in the mobile/web payment space.
Aliu Mikashini, one of the attendees offers a great account/summary of the event here.
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