• Location: North America, United States, Seattle
  • Timing of Applications: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Focus: FinTech

Digital Financial Services Innovation Lab (DFS Lab) is an early-stage incubator that supports high potential entrepreneurs refine, grow and launch fintech businesses in developing countries.

Focused on empowering communities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, DFS Lab delivers mentorship and strategic advice to early-stage start-ups pioneering transformative business models that empower the poorest, profitably, and at scale. We give the highest quality entrepreneurs access to extensive networks and relevant, world-class advice on how to build successful ventures that change the way low-income consumers interact with digital financial services.

DFS Lab also conducts technology research to advance innovative FinTech solutions that will move the industry forward through their 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.