Financial Inclusion South-East Asia

1st Edition!

CATAULT inclusion SE Asia - LHoFT Luxembourg

Catapulters 2024

Empowering Financial Inclusion in South-East Asia

Catapult: Inclusion SE Asia program is a dynamic two-week bootcamp crafted by the LHoFT, dedicated to nurturing early-stage South-East Asian Fintechs.

This program is sponsored by Luxembourg’s Directorate of Development Aid and Humanitarian Affairs, with robust support from esteemed partners in the financial services and microfinance sectors. 

Based on our incredibly successful Catapult: Inclusion Africa bootcamps, the 1st edition of Catapult: Inclusion SE Asia program will accommodate up to 20 Fintech firms for the first week of the program in Thailand.

Ten of these Fintechs firms will be selected for another week in Luxembourg. The LHoFT covers the travel and accommodation expenses associated with participating in the program, ensuring a focus on innovation and learning.

CATAPULT Inclusion SE Asia - Empowering Financial Inclusion in South-East Asia

Why Financial Inclusion in South-East Asia?

Fostering a Landscape of Opportunity and Access

At the LHoFT Foundation, we harbor a profound belief in the transformative power of financial technology as a catalyst for advancing financial inclusion. It’s about empowering the marginalized, those overshadowed by the conventional financial frameworks, and fostering an environment where opportunities flourish universally. Whether it’s providing financing for rural farmers, offering point-of-sale technology for underbanked merchants, or developing specialized insurance products, entrepreneurial efforts are making a positive impact and improving lives worldwide.

Innovation with Impact

In the diverse landscape of South-East Asia, the quest for accessible financial services is a prevailing challenge. Our mission, in collaboration with the Directorate of Development and Humanitarian Affairs, is to champion fintech firms poised to make a significant impact on enhancing financial inclusivity within the region.

Luxembourg: A Beacon of Responsible Investment

Luxembourg stands as the leader in responsible investment fund assets in Europe, with 31% of funds and 39% of all assets under management (AuM). Luxembourg is home to a vibrant ecosystem enriched with initiatives and institutions dedicated to fostering sustainable development. With a government steadfast in its commitment to eradicating extreme poverty and promoting sustainable development, Luxembourg emerges as a nexus where innovation converges with impact, nurturing fintech solutions that resonate with purpose and promise.


April 22nd to April 26th, 2024 for the first week – in Thailand

June 24th to June 28th, 2024 for the second week – in Luxembourg

Costs are fully covered* (more details below) for selected participants

Driving Financial Inclusion:

At the LHoFT, we believe in the transformative power of financial technology to advance financial inclusion. Our focus is on empowering underserved communities, enabling access to essential financial services, and improving lives globally.

Building on Success:

Following the success of the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa programs, delivered by the LHoFT since 2018, we are excited to introduce the 1st edition of Catapult: Inclusion SE Asia. The program begins in Thailand from April 22nd to 26th, 2024.

Support and Collaboration:

Supported by the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and orchestrated by the LHoFT Foundation, the program aims to connect innovative companies with Luxembourg’s Microfinance industry and key stakeholders in Asia. The goal is to align their initiatives with the sustainability objectives of Luxembourg’s financial centre.

Leveraging Ecosystems:

This 1st edition of Catapult: Inclusion SE Asia program aims to leverage the strengths of Luxembourg’s Inclusive Finance and Fintech ecosystems, combined with support from local stakeholders in South-East Asia. The objective is to assist selected firms in enhancing their business models and achieving their financial inclusion goals.

Participation in Money 20/20 Asia:

Fintech firms selected to participate in the first week of the program in Bangkok will have the opportunity to participate and engage in the Money 20/20 Asia event, a significant platform in the fintech and financial sectors. This presents a valuable opportunity for networking, learning, and engaging with decision-makers, investors, and regulators from various regions.





April 22nd to April 26th, 2024 for the first week – in Thailand

June 24th to June 28th, 2024 for the second week – in Luxembourg



Catapult: Inclusion SE Asia is a two week acceleration program, open to fintech startups from the South-East Asia region. This unique bootcamp is aligned with the sustainability goals of Luxembourg’s financial centre. It is fully funded by the Luxembourg Government.


The Bootcamp leverages Luxembourg’s Inclusive Finance and Fintech ecosystem in order to support the selected firms in developing their businesses and achieving their inclusion goals.


To connect financial inclusion Fintechs from South-East Asia with key stakeholders like Microfinance Institutions, Investors and Industry Experts and to learn how to become more efficient and effective in reaching underserved market segments.


Gear up for a transformative 2-week program; the inaugural edition of Catapult: Inclusion SE Asia porgram commences on Monday, April 22nd to April 26th 2024 in Thailand for one week. 10 of the participating Fintechs will win their tickets to another week in Luxembourg in June, from 24th to 28th of June 2024.


Delivered in collaboration with key stakeholders from the microfinance, sustainable finance and traditional finance sectors, Catapult: Inclusion SE Asia  is structured to optimize learning and development, encompassing classroom tutorials, expert talks, customer discovery sessions, challenges, personalized one-to-one meetings, pitching sessions, mentorship engagements, and networking events.

Get Involved!

If you are interested in being part of Catapult: Inclusion SE Asia, Apply HERE!


* Covered Costs

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