DFS Lab's Jake Kendall and Stephen Deng wrote an article for NextBillion, an industry-leading community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGO managers, policy makers, and academics that explores enterprise's role in development.
They summarized the outcomes of DFS Lab's inaugural bootcamp in Dar es Salaam and the cutting edge fintech trends that emerged during the event. Notably, they found that cheaper is not enough; that the mass market is complex and cannot be effectively served in its entirety; that identity continues to be critical; that one mobile operator is the future of mobile fintech; and that it is paramount to show value ASAP.
The article was the most viewed post in December and was nominated for the "Most Influential Post of 2016." Read the full article on NextBillion.