Reminder that *Benjamin Fernandes is speaking today at 3:30pm in CSE 403.* Come hear about FinTech in East Africa, with plenty of time for discussion if you have questions.
On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 3:43 PM Sam Castle <stcas...@cs.washington.edu> wrote: > Hi all, please note an upcoming special talk at UW. > *Who*: Benjamin Fernandes, CEO of NALA, a digital payments company in > East Africa > *What*: Building a Digital Payments Company for East Africa > *When*: Thursday, May 10, 3:30-4:30pm > *Where*: Paul G. Allen Center, Room 403 > > *Abstract*: With the ever-changing payments ecosystem around the world, > learn what it's like to build a digital payments company in Africa. Hear > insights from needs-finding to prototyping, to beta testing and finally > becoming the number one trending finance application on the play store one > day after launching. Learn about the challenges, the key insights and > valuable lessons learned in the journey. Co-founded by UW's very own Sam > Castle. > > *Bio*: Benjamin Fernandes (Stanford MBA'17) is an award-winning speaker, > entrepreneur and former national TV personality from Tanzania. Fernandes is > co-founder and CEO of NALA (www.nala.money), a consumer mobile payments > company that works offline operating in Tanzania. NALA has been backed by > the DFS Lab (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) and CGAP (World Bank). > Fernandes is currently listed in the top 15 Most Influential Tanzanians. > > >
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