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The Future Of Financial Inclusion In Africa
Fintech
6 min read

The Future Of Financial Inclusion In Africa

Outsource Monetic Is Enabling Mobile Money in Francophone Africa. The Senegalese fintech is piloting KaliSpot, an independent network of ATMs, that gives customers of any bank, fintech, or mobile money service 24/7 access to their money, with an emphasis on financial inclusion.
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500 Emerging Europe: Fueling Top Talent to Create Global Unicorns

500 Emerging Europe: Fueling Top Talent to Create Global Unicorns

Excited to announce that 500 Istanbul is rebranding to 500 Emerging Europe!
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Lootex’s NFT Marketplace Is Helping Unlock Crypto Gaming’s Potential in the Metaverse
crypto
7 min read

Lootex’s NFT Marketplace Is Helping Unlock Crypto Gaming’s Potential in the Metaverse

GameFi has the potential to propel the growth and usage of NFTs by creating incentives for creators and gamers alike.
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8 Steps Founders with Pre-Product Market Fit Can Take to Stay Afloat

8 Steps Founders with Pre-Product Market Fit Can Take to Stay Afloat

Based on our experience of past periods of volatility, we want to share suggestions on how founders with pre-product market fit can best prepare for whatever lies ahead.
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Standing Still in the Global Hiring Game Is Akin to Falling Behind
Talent
5 min read

Standing Still in the Global Hiring Game Is Akin to Falling Behind

THE FOLLOWING POST IS A SPONSORED GUEST POST BY GLOBALIZATION PARTNERS. ALL VIEWS AND OPINIONS REPRESENTED IN THIS POST ARE THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF GLOBALIZATION PARTNERS AND DO NOT REPRESENT THOSE OF 500 GLOBAL OR ANY OF ITS STAFF OR AFFILIATES.
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Meet the Founders at 500 Global’s First Alumni Demo Day
Alumni Demo Day
13 min read

Meet the Founders at 500 Global’s First Alumni Demo Day

500 Global will showcase presentations from eight post-seed companies. 
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3 Lessons from Southeast Asia for African Startups Digitizing the Informal Economy
Africa
6 min read

3 Lessons from Southeast Asia for African Startups Digitizing the Informal Economy

What do Africa and Southeast Asia have in common? Small enterprises–think mom-and-pop shops–still dominate their economies.
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Democratizing Entrepreneurial Potential
LGBTQ+
6 min read

Democratizing Entrepreneurial Potential

Economic equity lifts all boats, but in today's macroeconomic environment the goal of equal access to resources for the LGBTQ+ entrepreneurial community is harder than ever to achieve--and that’s bad news for everyone.
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Egypt’s MoneyFellows Uses An Old School Lending Tool to Drive Fintech Innovation
money circle
6 min read

Egypt’s MoneyFellows Uses An Old School Lending Tool to Drive Fintech Innovation

Founder Ahmed Wadi saw promise in digitizing money circles by circumventing some obstacles. 
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Stonks Spices Up Digital Demo Day
demo day
7 min read

Stonks Spices Up Digital Demo Day

The company wants to create FOMO around startup investing.
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Gilmour Space Sees Telecom as the Next Frontier, Not Just Mars
space tech
6 min read

Gilmour Space Sees Telecom as the Next Frontier, Not Just Mars

The company builds and launches small, low-cost satellite-carrying rockets for customers focused on the space economy.
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500 LatAm Welcomes Batch 15 Startups to its Somos Lucha Program
Somos Lucha
5 min read

500 LatAm Welcomes Batch 15 Startups to its Somos Lucha Program

We selected 10 companies out of 1,040. They hail from Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, and for the first time, Costa Rica.
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5 Top of Mind Customer Retention Strategies as a Startup Scales

5 Top of Mind Customer Retention Strategies as a Startup Scales

THE FOLLOWING POST IS A SPONSORED GUEST POST BY ZENDESK. ALL VIEWS AND OPINIONS REPRESENTED IN THIS POST ARE THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF ZENDESK AND DO NOT REPRESENT THOSE OF 500 GLOBAL OR ANY OF ITS STAFF OR AFFILIATES
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To Gauge Bukalapak’s Value, Look at its Mitra Strategy
indonesia
9 min read

To Gauge Bukalapak’s Value, Look at its Mitra Strategy

In light of recent announcements, this article seeks to make sense of public information Bukalapak has shared about how it's catering to smaller enterprises in Indonesia.
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Bahraini Crypto Exchange Rain Wants to Become a Global Player
crypto
7 min read

Bahraini Crypto Exchange Rain Wants to Become a Global Player

Armed with $110 million in fresh funding, the company is targeting new licenses from regulators across the Middle East and beyond.
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SiteTrace’s Construction Material Procurement App Streamlines Job Sites
construction
7 min read

SiteTrace’s Construction Material Procurement App Streamlines Job Sites

The construction industry still lags behind when it comes to adopting digital technologies, resulting in opportunities to build new solutions.
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