2022 BFA Global Catalyst Fund

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Partner Organization BFA Global Catalyst Fund programs, operating in key markets including Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Mexico and India, focus on under-catalyzed sectors where the combination of finance, data and technology have the power to create innovative solutions for underserved customers.

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The current programs focus on inclusive fintech and inclusive digital commerce.

Timeline – The next cohort will kick off in October 2022.

Sector: Environmental services, Clean technology, Financial services, Fintech, Renewable energy, Waste management and recycling, Wind power.


This programme seeks early-stage startups that improve the resilience of underserved and climate-vulnerable communities in emerging markets.

  • USD $100,000 in cash.
  • USD $100,000 of venture building support.
  • Access to a global network of 100+ investors.
  • 1 sponsored intern.
  • Up to $175,000 value in Catalyst Fund perks.
  • 1 sponsored impact report by 60 Decibels.
  • Access to field research and data on the lives of underserved customers.
  • Dedicated PR and marketing support.
  • Lifetime access to a global network of 61 alumni companies.
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Eligibility Criteria

  • Product: Fintech and climate resilience startups
  • Customers: Serving underserved and climate-vulnerable communities
  • Team: Local founders or co-founders, gender-balanced leadership teams
  • Geography: Africa
  • Traction: Company has product in market, some customers and working toward product-market fit
  • Stage: Pre-Seed
Companies might consider: 
  • Financial resilience: emergency payments, insurance, disaster relief, data for pricing risk, asset-building products.
  • Climate-smart livelihoods: green jobs, recycling, sustainable agriculture, carbon credits, fishery management.
  • Sustainable utilities: water management, energy, cooling, cold storage, ventilation, clean energy access.

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The Application Deadline is Not Specified

2022 BFA Global Catalyst Fund

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