The AGS LevelUp Programme ICT cohort 2022 closeout event took place yesterday, Thursday June 30th, 2022 at Radisson Blu Hotel. The event was held to award the seventeen participants of the programme with Certificates of Participation for the programme which commenced on the 6th of December, 2021.
The Accelerator programme which has been facilitated by AGS/Finnish Government and supported by BongoHive brought together various entrepreneurs operating in ICT to strengthen the Zambian private sector in order to promote job creation and productivity, in line with the Finnish Government Strategy for Development Cooperation in Zambia.
BongoHive supports entrepreneurs building early-stage businesses and solutions by providing a range of startup and tech programmes. BongoHive has therefore played a cardinal role in providing training, mentorship and capacity building for the entrepreneurs during the training.
The entrepreneurs received training on cardinal skills and knowledge such as financial modelling, management skills, customer relations, financial scaling, marketing plans, growth strategy skills among others.
In attendance at the event were BongoHive Co-founder and Executive Director Lukonga Lindunda, AGS Team Leader Gareth Evans, Deputy Head of Mission/Head of Corporation Jan Kiovu and Petri Wanner from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Following the completion of the programme and to help facilitate the ideas and innovations of the entrepreneurs, AGS will disburse commodity funds to some applicants from the entrepreneurs on dates to be announced.
Certificates of participation were presented to the following:
- Meat INA Box
- Mbanandi Enterprises
- Zanga Metrics
- Creek Lotus Technologies
- Hyper Labs
- ACE Smart Technologies
- The Teachers Village- MEM EDTECH Solutions
- Gooms R Gooms Autobatic Shop( GRG Autobatic Shop)
- GoDigito Marketing
- Techrite Technology Solutions
- Rhema Rev Technologies Ltd
- Prime information Systems Limited
- Kamtech Technologies
- Plemfed Enterprises
- Clean Power Solutions
We look forward to seeing the progress of these businesses in the future and look forward to working with AGS to support more local entrepreneurs.