Episode 154: WebSummit Take Over – Part 2

It comes as no surprise that we have another incredible taking over our podcast, but this year with a focus on African communities. On one end, the incredible Anie Akpe and AWIT provide high-quality small business education and relevant comprehensive assistance to the African Diaspora Community, and furthermore Zach Bijesse and PayHippo – whose mission is to make financial services seamless for African SMEs. Education and access made easy by these two industry leaders – that accepted to sit at the hot seat in the intense busy WebSummit week, in conversation with Matteo Rizzi and Francesca Aliverti – now available on all #BBE channels.

More on our guests:
Connect with Anie Akpe: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anie-akpe-abb48312/

Connect with Zach Bijesse: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zbijesse/

Author, Co-Founder of FTS Group, BBE Executive Producer
About the Author
Matteo Rizzi is an unconventional entrepreneur with two decades of experience in Financial Services, constantly referred amongst the top executives in the industry. He spent 13 years at SWIFT - where he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative, launching the first global startup challenge. Since 2013, he has a FinTech Investor and/or Venture Partner role with global VCs and CVCs (20+ deals, 5 exits). In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now FTSGroup.eu) - a platform for Investors and Innovators to boost FinTech innovation globally. In 2019, Matteo founded Timepledge.org a global initiative to foster financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. The same year he launched Breaking Banks Europe (as the Executive Producer). He is the author of "The FinTech Revolution" and "Talents & Rebels" and is fluent in 5 languages. Twitter:https://twitter.com/matteorizzi Website: https://matteorizzi.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matteorizziofficial Linkedln:https://www.linkedin.com/in/matteorizzi/ Provoke: https://provoke.fm/author/matteo/