Hi there!
Last week, we hosted two webinars with inspirational female founders and CEOs of Zambian businesses and organisations. The videos from both of these sessions have been uploaded on the BongoHive Youtube page.
  • Watch ‘Female Fonders in the New Norm’ with Evelyn Kaingu (Lupiya), Rose Sibisi (Style with RoseS & CBC Television), and Sara Drawwater (Best of Zambia) here.
  • Watch UNZABECA and BongoHive X ‘Women’s Table Talk’ with Monica Musonda (Java Foods) and Mukwandi Chibesaunda (ZANACO) here.

The videos from TEDxLusaka 2020 are up - if you missed the online streaming on Saturday 26 September, here is your chance to watch the speakers share their ideas: 
Lastly, we have a number of webinars and workshops scheduled for the next two weeks. Details are shared below. We hope that you register to participate in one or all of them!

Have a good one, and stay safe!
Events By BongoHive
Join us for a Hive Workshop with Imanga Kayama, Founder and CEO at Manic Creatives. During this session, Imanga will introduce 5 tools that can be used to help business owners with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for their websites. She will also share tips and tricks on how to improve a business’s social media presence.
Date: Thursday 15 October
Time: 3PM - 4PM (CAT)
Creative and Cultural industries, like many others have been forced to make changes to ensure survival post the pandemic. Join us as we hear from 3 industry experts as they discuss how they have adapted during this period and what new opportunities they have identified as a result.
Date: Monday 19 October
Time: 10AM - 11:30AM CAT
To register, follow this link.
Join us for this exciting discussion on the opportunities in the EdTech sector that entrepreneurs can take advantage of. The panelists will be discussing the problems they have identified in the market and the solutions that need to be created.
Date: Wednesday 21 October
Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM CAT
BongoHive Opportunities
As part of the DITCh Plastic project that we are taking part in, we will be running a focus group for digital innovations in Southern Africa that promote the inclusion of plastic in the circular plastic economy. If you would like to be a part of the focus group, send an email to our team member, Radhia, here.
Opportunities In Our Network
The National Technology Business Centre (NTBC) & UNDP’s Accelerator Lab, with ZICTA, are implementing a National Innovation Initiative in Lusaka, Southern, North Western, Copperbelt, Western & Luapula provinces.
For more info & to apply, visit: https://nii.ntbc.co.zm
Designed to support Africa’s ambitious entrepreneurs and business owners, this virtual business growth programme provides leaders of SMEs with the skills, tools and strategies to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the Covid-19 crisis, to thrive now and in the future.
Prospero Zambia has released Calls for Concepts under the following sectors:

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Mining and Mining Services
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Business Services
  • Investment Services
Both Innovation and Technical Assistance grant facilities are available. 
Deadline: Saturday 31 October
Thrive for Teams is a half-day workshop designed to help teams step back and take stock, realign their goals, and develop a game plan for the rest of 2020. The session will incorporate some teambuilding to allow participants to process at an individual level whilst sharing their experiences and hopes with their team members. The session can be virtual or in-person where facilities allow for social distancing. Book your session here.
In partnership with Novartis Foundation, a NEXUS founded organization ‘Women in Global Health’ is awarding $10,000 $5,000 respectively to digital health startups led by women based in low- and middle-income countries to Build Back Better post COVID-19! 
Deadline: Friday 23 October. 
10 Fintechs Join the Sophomore Class of the FinTech4U Accelerator Programme in Zambia
BongoHive and UNCDF are pleased to announce the names of the ten FinTechs that will be taking part in the new sophomore class of the FinTech4U Accelerator Programme. These FinTechs went through a rigorous application and interview process, and recently kicked off the programme with an introductory session in September.
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Drivers of FinTech Innovation

The use of technology to enhance and automate financial services and processes has risen dramatically over the years. This has seen the birth of many FinTechs who are helping businesses, companies and consumers to better manage their financial operations.
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Women-led startup, Lusaka Gtocery Delivery Company raising K700,000 pre-seed funding
The idea for the Lusaka Grocery Delivery company was created as a direct response to the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic. The team behind the website recognized a gap in the online retail market, as only 14% of the economy actively shops online. 
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Our COVID-19 Resource Center
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Our Entrepreneur Resource portal is a comprehensive list of resources and tools to assist entrepreneurs in Zambia. From funding to budgeting tools to networking, it's all here.
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