Village Capital and MetLife Foundation are launching an investment readiness program for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Turkey-based startups that are using tech to help low-income individuals and families manage their day-to-day finances, build short- and long-term savings and wealth. The accelerator is a collaboration between Village Capital, MetLife Foundation, and PayPal. We’re encouraging applications from entrepreneurs building high-growth, scalable solutions focused on the following regional challenges: Gender Inequality, Youth Unemployment, Access to Finance for MSMEs, and Digital Finance.
The COVID-19 pandemic will have an unprecedented effect on the financial health of many in MENA, with low-income groups and small businesses heavily impacted. Applications for Finance Forward MENA 2020 are open to companies developing relevant products in response to the crisis.
|Region||Middle East and North Africa|
|Focus Areas||Financial Sector & Investment (Economic Growth and Trade)|
Entrepreneurship (Economic Growth and Trade)
Eligible startups must have: