By FELIX KATYETYE
Zambian start-up Sparko is the winner of the 2023 Fintech Pitch Battle at the Global Systems for Mobile Communications Association Mobile World Congress in Spain.
The company, which provides digital banking solutions to African businesses, was chosen by the International Trade Centre to represent Zambia and showcase its innovation on the world stage.
Competing against six other start-ups from Africa, Europe, and the United States, Sparko emerged tops.
Speaking when visited by Technology and Science Minister Felix Mutati, company CEO Bright Chinyundu was delighted and expressed intentions to break into the South African Fintech space.
Chinyundu disclosed his mission to establish a novel Cape-to-Cairo payment platform, which he hoped would transform the way businesses transacted across the continent.
Mutati congratulated Sparko on its achievement and pledged Government’s support for the company’s ambitious plans.
The Minister visited Sparko’s exhibition stand to personally congratulate Chinyundu, who founded Sparko, on his great achievement.