University of Cape Town
Building Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets
University of Cape Town

Building Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets

Co-Pierre Georg

Instructor: Co-Pierre Georg

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Entrepreneurship opportunities arise out of necessity, being driven to solve a real need or a social problem.

  • Emerging markets offer huge opportunities for disruptive innovation.

  • Adopting design thinking methodologies encourages a focus on user-centric products and services.

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15 quizzes

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome to week 1 of building fintech startups! We begin with the basics by discussing: What is entrepreneurship? What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? What is an emerging market? Then we discuss the typical stages of a startup. To make this more practical, we also introduce you to real fintech startups and their journeys that will help you on your journey. Don’t worry if you don’t have a fintech background, this course is for anyone and everyone interested in entrepreneurship.

What's included

16 videos7 readings5 quizzes2 discussion prompts3 plugins

Welcome to week 2! We’re glad you’ve continued your entrepreneurial journey. This week gets into ideation and the design thinking process. We respond to questions on: How do people tackle their problems and find solutions? What tools can we use to figure this out? Rael, Kungela and Sarah-Anne share their insights and experiences. You will also hear from Jacques (Kuba), Allan (Zlto) and Katlego (Yoco) speaking about their products and how they learnt to keep the customers in mind.

What's included

17 videos3 readings4 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

You’ve reached week 3 when we will see how startups are built. Congratulations for keeping going! This week we look at the legal foundations, regulatory environment and startup funding. These questions can have significant consequences for a startup: How to ensure you’re complying with your countries laws? Do you understand the implications of giving equity away? You’ll hear from experts and entrepreneurs as to how they approached these questions. From our case studies, we share some practical experiences and considerations.

What's included

18 videos2 readings4 quizzes2 discussion prompts

You’re in the final stretch. Congratulations on reaching week 4 which is about support opportunities for entrepreneurs. To start, we'll introduce you to the types of support entrepreneurs need to be successful and grow. In the Peer Review assignment, you will need to ask an entrepreneur about their journey creating a startup. To interview someone it’s best to check the assignment ahead of time in order to have enough opportunity to complete this task. We also have a few bonus case studies (Aerobotics and Custos) who we interviewed about their journeys growing startups.

What's included

18 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 peer review3 discussion prompts

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Co-Pierre Georg
University of Cape Town
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