As Lusaka’s innovation and technology hub, we’re catalysing the growth of Zambia’s startup and tech communities.

What We Do

We provide a range of startup and tech programmes, workshops and events all focused on making Zambia Africa’s next hotbed of innovation.

The programmes that we have created have been crafted to guide startups through the entrepreneurial journey; from idea right through to getting investment.  We collaborate extensively with like-minded organisations and industry leaders to ensure that we are delivering relevant material that helps startups thrive.  Our partners and stakeholders include a number of Zambian government entities from local to republic level alongside both local and international non-governmental, corporate and tertiary education partners.

In addition to our startup programmes, we organise issue-specific workshops and seminars, support community developer groups on a variety of topics such as gaming and robotics and host a wide range of industry networking events.

Our Story

BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. Established in May 2011 and based in Lusaka, the co-founders, all enthusiastic programmers, sought to address the gaps they experienced working within the local technology industry leading to a lack of coordination, skills exposure and productivity. BongoHive has evolved to assist scalable startups of any background by enhancing skills, accelerating growth, strengthening networks, increasing collaboration, providing a forum for ideas exchange and reducing the barriers to entrepreneurship.

Our Team