Hipipo, a fintech from Uganda has been ranked among the top 20 global companies driving innovation in the digital financial services market, according to Global Business Leaders Magazine.
According to The Observer, Hipipo is the only African company to make the American Magazine list, and the company has been recognized as part of its “Include Everyone program” to advance digital innovation and financial inclusion across Africa.
“With a keen interest in women’s empowerment, HiPipo events help break down barriers that perpetuate the gender gap by empowering women with technical and business skills in digital financial services.
It enables sustainable and inclusive growth and promotes financial inclusion by working to reduce pervasive interoperability issues that result in the exclusion of poor and vulnerable groups from the financial system.
HiPipo CEO Innocent Kawooya commented on the news, noting that the recognition is testament to HiPipo’s 18-year journey in promoting inclusion for all.
“It’s always refreshing to see our work recognized by prestigious organizations like Global Business Leaders Magazine. This is the result of a team dedicated and determined to make a difference in people’s lives, especially those at the base of the pyramid,” said Kawooya.
Founded in 2005, HiPipo is a leader in advocating for financial inclusion in Africa through the Include Everyone program.
The company is known for organizing comprehensive initiatives such as; 40 Days 40 FinTechs, the FinTech Landscape Exhibition, Women In FinTech Hackathon, Women In FinTech Summit, HiPipo Music Awards, Digital Impact Awards Africa and the Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit with generous support from the Gates Foundation and other partners.
Other companies that made the Global Business Leaders Magazine list include Naborforce, Helpware, Proximity Space, Gulf Data Hub, SMT Energy and Motus Inc. The ranking was based on companies that are at the forefront of digital innovation around the world, with a particular focus on inclusion.