Convinced that digital is a strategic differentiating factor, BMCE Capital launched last September the first open innovation program in investment banking Cap’Tech in collaboration with “Factory by Screendy”.
An initiative aimed at shaping solutions with the ecosystem of pan-African start-ups that can improve the customer experience, strengthen internal collaboration and streamline processes.
“Cap’Tech by BMCE Capital” started with the launch of a pan-African call for applications followed by a presentation roadshow in Casablanca, Abidjan and Tunis. More than a hundred start-ups have applied for this program and have thus set themselves the challenge of meeting challenges related to the business banking business.
Following a rigorous selection phase, 9 start-ups took part in a 3-day bootcamp – from 22 to 24 November – to co-create with BMCE Capital solutions adapted to the problems of the investment bank.
At the end of this studious and convivial weekend, the 9 start-ups were able to present their solutions to the top management of the investment bank.
After deliberation, two start-ups win the “Cap’Tech by BMCE Capital” program:
- AIOX Labs, whose solution based on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence aims to improve the efficiency and speed of internal decision-making at BMCE Capital, thus improving the response to customer needs.
- Semoa Togo, whose solution allows fluid interaction with customers through an innovative communication channel.
Thus, as Khalid Nasr, Chairman of the Management Board of BMCE Capital, points out, “this program allows us to reaffirm BMCE Capital’s commitment to a digital transformation that has already begun and whose ultimate objectives are to improve customer relations but also to strengthen the agility and innovation of our teams”.