Break into fintech
The VFA Fintech Product Management Bootcamp is a 12-week program designed to upskill aspiring and existing product managers in Africa's fintech space.
Application for this cohort have closed, but you can join the waitlist to get notified about future cohorts.
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Through carefully curated and contextual content, engaging online workshops with PMs at some of the continent’s fastest-growing companies, case studies, and real-world problem-sets and deliverables faced by VFA’s startup partners, you’ll gain experience building exceptional products for the African market using globally-recognised best practices.
By the end of the VFA Fintech Product Management Bootcamp, you can expect...
To have a better understanding of:
Africa's fintech industry + major players
Fintech regulation in major African markets
Core fintech business models
And to confidently:
Communicate with diverse stakeholders
from developers to compliance and leadership
Plan and execute sprints
using global best practices
Conduct user research
and write effective user stories
Write SQL queries
to pull usage data from product databases
Create product roadmaps
and product requirements document (PRD / specs)
Use product analytics tools
to make data-driven product decisions
Who can benefit from the Fintech PM Bootcamp?
This Bootcamp is designed for those trying to accelerate their career in product or looking to break into product management, specifically within the fintech industry.
It’s for you if you are:
A mid-level product manager looking to dive into the fintech space and upskill in PM strategy
A mid to senior-level business unit leader with experience working at a bank (retail/commercial) looking to switch to working in product management in a fintech startup
A consultant with experience working on businesses in the financial services industry
A mid to senior-level Project Manager who has built capacity in more traditional organisations
The Application Process
Fill out the Bootcamp application form
We review each application for candidates who meet the requirements
Candidates who meet the requirements will be asked to send in: (1) A 3-minute video sharing what your current career aspirations are and what you hope to gain from the fintech PM Bootcamp.
(2) 1 (one) reference from anyone you’ve worked with or someone who knows you enough to share why they think you’d be a good fit for the program
Top candidates will be invited to a final 1-on-1 interview
Onboarding, kick-off and orientation sessions
Access to VFA PM resource library + Study group formation