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University of Cape Town

Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets

University of Cape Town via Coursera Specialization


The University of Cape Town’s specialization will give aspiring entrepreneurs the tools to understand the technological innovations and challenges the financial services industry faces in the emerging market context. The specialization covers foundations of the changing financial regulations, new technological applications like blockchain or artificial intelligence and design thinking for startups in emerging markets. Through real-world case studies, you will see how this technology can unlock growth and spur innovation and will understand the specific emerging economies environment within which innovation can take place. This specialization is particularly suited for entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn how they can harness the power of fintech or technology in an emerging market. You will work on a business plan for your own fintech or tech-based startup idea in the capstone project comprising a business model canvas and pitch. This allows aspiring entrepreneurs to take a tangible step towards launching their own startup. Watch the course trailer


Course 1: Financial Regulation in Emerging Markets and the Rise of Fintech Companies
- Offered by University of Cape Town. This course explores the developments that have fueled the emergence of fintech companies around the ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: How Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets can master the Blockchain Technology
- Offered by University of Cape Town. This course is for entrepreneurs needing to understand the blockchain and distributed ledger ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Building Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets
- Offered by University of Cape Town. Starting a small business can be very rewarding. This course starts by asking “What is ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Capstone Course: Start Up Your Fintech Future
- Offered by University of Cape Town. This is the final course in the Fintech Emerging Markets specialization. This course assumes you have ... Enroll for free.


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Co-Pierre Georg


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