Uzoma Dozie, Founder/CEO of Sparkle

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As promised, the Technext Coinference is lining up an array of industry heavyweights to do justice to the topics surrounding cryptocurrency and blockchain.

One of these speakers is Uzoma Dozie who is the founder of Sparkle, a digital bank and fintech community operating out of Nigeria.

But before founding Sparkle, Uzoma has hit the pinnacle of banking in Nigerian, serving as the CEO of the now-defunct Diamond Bank shortly before its acquisition by Access Bank. 52 years of age, the super banker variously described as a tech investor and financial inclusion advocate is leading a generation of young Nigerians into the age of digital banking.

Describing himself as an experienced Financial Advisor and entrepreneur at heart who believes in technology and the African spirit, the digital banker believes that technology, along with good governance, has the power to push Africa forward.

At the end of the day, what truly propels me is my vision – to provide best of breed financial and non financial solutions to our customers on our platform through beyond banking collaboration with our partners, and to play a definitive role in the social development and transformation of the people and businesses in our Nigeria.

Uzoma Dozie

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The quest to play a definitive role in the transformation of the people has led him to found Sparkle. It has also propelled into delivering financial insights that would help people make informed financial decisions, invest wisely and generally, prosper.

This explains why he would be a speaker at the maiden edition of Technext Coinference. The event which would focus on cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and the opportunities therein would be helping people make better financial decisions through cryptocurrency adoption and investment.

About Sparkle

Sparkle is a digital bank focused on offering efficient lifestyle banking to its customers. The bank was launched in June 2020 after obtaining an official banking license from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Through the app, anybody could open an account in minutes from anywhere in the world with just their Bank Verification Number (BVN), email address and phone number. Sparkle promises the swift opening of bank accounts and simple digital banking services among others,

Services offered include airtime purchase, bills payment, QR payment and Sparkle cards and business support services. It currently has more than 40,000 customers and more than 2,000 businesses onboarded on its business support service.

Last month, the bank secured $3.1 million in seed funding. Sparkle’s goal is to provide financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians.

We are excited to have the CEO of Sparkle, Uzoma Dozie onboard as a speaker at the Technext Coinference holding on December 9. We are very certain attendees would benefit greatly from his wealth of experience in financial services.

Click on this link to attend the Technext Coinference 2021. The event is absolutely free and would take place both physically and virtually.

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