04 juin 2021
Seedstars Global spoke with Fabiano di Tomaso, CEO of QuickCheck and School of Management Fribourg (HEG) alumni of the MScBA in Entrepreneurship.
QuickCheck started as an experiment built over a weekend back in 2017. At that time, an idea to offer loans via a mobile app was new in Nigeria but seemed like a perfect solution to a very real problem — lack of access to credit, especially when it comes to the low-income population.
With their tech solution, QuickCheck not only bridges the financial inclusion gap but also educates people about financial instruments and the risks related to loans and overindebtedness as financial literacy isn’t part of the curriculum in many countries.
The podcast is supported by the School of Management Fribourg (HEG), one of the leading higher education institutions preparing the next generations of entrepreneurs to be the change-makers of tomorrow.
The engagement of the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR) with Seedstars is rooted in our vision to creating positive impact through the students and partners who benefit from our programs and activities in three core areas: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Internationalization.” Seedstars supports all these three pillars.
As a business school, we think that our students, and tomorrow’s leaders, have to be multicultural and sensitized to the new and emerging markets, as well as be engaged with the developments that arise from them. This will be highly important for many of their future jobs. The immersion and insights that our students, particularly at Masters level, gain from exposure to Seedstars and its engagement leads also to a stronger sensibility to our connected world, and the issues and solutions that arise from emerging markets. The engagement with Seedstars shows and tells to our students, that they can be resourceful with their own creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial aspirations.