EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Join us for a special virtual fireside chat with Michael Manirakiza (Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of Plendify) on Saturday, July 11 2020 at 2 PM (EDT).

Michael will share his journey on building a tech start-up in Ghana while he was in Canada. If you’re an entrepreneur or aspiring to be one, we believe you’ll find some inspiration and noteworthy insights from this conversation.

Key areas of discussion will include:

  • Starting a tech business in Africa from the diaspora
  • Lessons learned in building a start-up business
  • Funding strategies for start-ups

Rwandapreneur is excited to partner with Plendify to support the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa and in the diaspora.

Please note: The zoom login details will only be emailed to those who RSVP, which can be done by registering on Eventbrite or sending us an email at: info@rwandapreneur.com

Michael’s Bio:

Michael Manirakiza has over a decade of experience in banking, asset management and business development, resulting in a sharpened understanding of the client experience and a deep appreciation of how to drive the adoption of financial services in new markets. He spent most of his career at Desjardins, launching new services and gaining insight at the rapid pace of technological transformations in financial services.

Through this experience, he also came to appreciate the challenges faced by many small and medium-sized business clients, specifically when it came to financing their operations.

Two years ago, over lunch with his two co-founders, they mapped out a vision to build a unique fintech platform that would solve access to working capital for SMEs in Africa. More recently, theyโ€™ve expanded their services to include a B2B Marketplace to help solve access to markets.

About Plendify:

Plendify is a financial technology company working on widening access to working capital for businesses across Africa. We are focused on creating strong supply chains and powering African businesses with our leading-edge platforms.


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