Open Call for CAF Financial Inclusion Lab 2021


Open Call for CAF Financial Inclusion Lab 2021

Seedstars Global

AUGUST 10, 2021

(Montevideo, August 3, 2021). CAF - Development Bank of Latin America - is organizing the third edition of the Financial Inclusion Laboratory (LIF 2021) focused on Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay, with the aim of promoting technological solutions that help solve the needs of the public and private sectors in the following areas:


  • Financial inclusion of vulnerable groups
  • Financial inclusion with an impact on MSME productivity.

LIF 2021 brings together the public and private sector, investors, and entrepreneurs to promote business opportunities, encourage interaction between members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and provide concrete solutions to the financial inclusion issues raised in the terms and conditions doc.

Acceleration and Funding

Initiatives submitted to LIF 2020 (apply here) will have a wide range of funding and acceleration opportunities, including the following:

  • The 8 winning proposals will participate in the Endeavor and Seedstars acceleration programs, which will take place between January and June 2022.
  • The semi-finalists will participate in investment workshops given by Village Capital.
  • All proposals will have the possibility of being part of a round of financing from leading private banks and investment funds in Latin America and the Caribbean, subject to a prior show of interest by the actors involved.

Important Dates

  • The deadline for submission will be from August 3 to September 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm.
  • The announcement of the shortlisted proposals will be made between October 11 and 15.
  • Pitch presentation & Demo Day: November 9, 2020.
  • Acceleration activities: January to June 2022.


  • Accelerators companies: Endeavor, Seedstars and Village Capital
  • Argentina: National Directorate of Financial Inclusion of Argentina, Central Bank of Argentina, Argentine Fintech Chamber.
  • Chile: State Bank of Chile, Fintech Chile Association, StartUp Chile, CORFO, BCI.
  • Paraguay: Ministry of Finance of Paraguay, MITIC Paraguay, MIC Paraguay, ENIF Paraguay, Computer Engineering Career of Universidad Columbia of Paraguay, American University, Personal, Visión Banco, Asoban Paraguay, Fintech Chamber of Paraguay.
  • Uruguay: Central Bank of Uruguay, National Agency for Research and Innovation, Initium - University of Montevideo Incubator, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center - University Incubators OR, DERES - Companies for sustainable development, Uruguayan Chamber of Information Technologies, Association of Private Banks of Uruguay (ABPU), Banco República de Uruguay

The mission of CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, is to promote sustainable development and regional integration by means of financing projects in the public and private sectors, providing technical cooperation, and other specialized services. Created in 1970, it is made up of 19 countries, 17 Latin American and Caribbean, together with Spain and Portugal, and 13 private banks, it is one of the main sources of multilateral financing and an important generator of knowledge for the region. More information in

CAF, Strategic Communications Management, [email protected]

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