MetLife Foundation & Verb Launch Competition To Accelerate Financial Innovation In Egypt & Lebanon
Today, MetLife Foundation and Verb announced a global competition to identify and support entrepreneurs, non-profits and other impact organizations that help advance financial inclusion for an estimated 2 billion people across the world. The Inclusion Plus competition will reach 10 countries over the span of three years.
MetLife Foundation is the sole sponsor and has selected Verb, a social enterprise that produces massive social entrepreneurship competitions in partnership with global companies, foundations and governments, to run the competition. Inclusion Plus is an innovation competition that seeks to build a strong, stable ecosystem to support those working to accelerate access to financial services for those who need it most.
The competition launches in Egypt & Lebanon this week and will attract participants that have an innovative idea or solution to empower the nearly 50 million Egyptians and Lebanese that manage their day-to-day financial lives without a bank account.