VFA Bootcamps

Break into fintech
product management

The VFA Fintech Product Management Bootcamp is a 12-week program designed to upskill aspiring and existing product managers in Africa's fintech space.

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The Bootcamp

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


Bootcamp Begins!