JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HELLO Paisa, an offering from leading service provider Hello Group, has been announced as a semi-finalist in the 2016 African Start-up Challenge hosted by Innotribe, a network of fintech experts.
This recognition reinforces Hello Groups’ commitment to transforming and building the future of the financial industry.
Hello Paisa is a mobile phone-based international money transfer service that allows migrants in South Africa to send money all across the globe.
Hello Paisa was shortlisted from 89 applications in total and judges measured the applicant’s ability to not only provide a pioneering innovation for the future of the financial industry but also its ability
As a successful semi-finalist, they will have complimentary coaching sessions with seasoned entrepreneurs who will give them sound advice ahead of the formal pitches in Mauritius on 18 May, during a key conference.
“Africa has a wealth of knowledge and we should not just be influenced by global trends but lead in setting the agenda on a global platform,” says Hello Group Chief Executive Officer, Nadir Khamissa.
The Start-up Challenge which is running for the third consecutive year, sets the pace for the local and global agenda in the fintech space, and serves as an opportunity for knowledge sharing and engaging with industry counterparts.
Hello Paisa Managing Director, Ahmed Cassim says, “We are honoured to be part of this tremendous platform amongst game changers, and believe as an organisation, we can contribute to advancing the industry.”
– CAJ News