DFS Lab is an early-stage incubator focused on empowering communities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by supporting high potential entrepreneurs refine, grow and launch fintech businesses in developing countries.
We seek out entrepreneurs who have the talent, motivation, and passion to radically shift banking in the developing world, but who have not been recognized by other investors. We then give the highest quality entrepreneurs access to extensive networks and relevant, world-class advice on how to build successful businesses that change the way low-income consumers interact with digital financial services through a six month accelerator program. Our accelerator program positions entrepreneurs to receive additional funding and support from incubators that focus on mature businesses.
DFS Lab also conducts technology research to advance innovative fintech solutions that will move the industry forward through our DFS Tech initiative.
DFS Lab is housed at Caribou Digital, a specialist in building inclusive digital economies, and is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.