Co-Pierre Georg

I am an Associate Professor with AIFMRM, the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management at the University of Cape Town. I am also a Policy Associate at Economics Research Southern Africa, and a Research Economist at Deutsche Bundesbank.

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Building Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets (Coursera)

Starting a small business in an emerging market can be very rewarding. Many of entrepreneurship opportunities in emerging markets arise out of necessity, or the drive to solve a real need or a social problem. Thus emerging markets often offer huge opportunities for disruptive innovation. Entrepreneurship has contributed to [...]
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How Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets can master the Blockchain Technology (Coursera)

In this course, you will gain a thorough understanding of the blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, including an introduction to the necessary foundations in cryptography. The course will discuss blockchain as a distributed ledger and introduce distributed consensus as a mechanism to maintain the integrity of the blockchain. The [...]
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Capstone Course: Start Up Your Fintech Future (Coursera)

Nov 22nd 2021
Capstone Course: Start Up Your Fintech Future (Coursera)
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This is the final course in the Fintech Emerging Markets specialization. This course assumes you have completed the first three courses of this specialization. For this capstone project, you will need to prepare a business model canvas and pitch for your startup. This will involve identifying opportunities for a [...]
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Nov 22nd 2021
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32.00 EUR/month

Financial Regulation in Emerging Markets and the Rise of Fintech Companies (Coursera)

This course gives an overview of the changing regulatory environment since the 1997 Asian and 2008 global financial crisis. Following these two major crises, governments around the globe enacted a set of far-reaching new financial regulations that are aimed towards safeguarding financial stability. However, banks find it increasingly difficult [...]
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