Hi there!
We have exciting opportunities to share with you this week.
Applications for the last 2020 cohort of the Discover pre-accelerator programme are now open. If you have a business idea that you would like to turn into a successful business, this is the programme for you. Discover will run for two weeks from 23rd November to 4th December 2020. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 6. Apply here.

The Social Enterprise Academy also opened applications for the Start Your Creative Enterprise programme. This is a free Bootcamp which helps creative individuals turn their talent into a thriving enterprise. Applications are open to creatives from Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. Apply by Wednesday, October 28.

Next week, we will be launching the Women in Tech programme in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank. This is an incubation and accelerator programme which is aimed at supporting female-led tech enterprises. Applications will open on Monday, November 9th 2020.

See you next week!
BongoHive Opportunities
Are you a creative individual who wants to transform into a business? BongoHive with support from British Council is inviting creatives in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia to apply for the Start Your Creative Enterprise programme. The three-week programme includes live webinars, self-directed practical learning in a virtual classroom as well as one-on-one offline support.  Apply here.
We are calling on all aspiring entrepreneurs who have business ideas that they would like to turn into a business to apply for the Discover programme.This two-week programme will help you to explore the potential of your business idea by validating and testing all your assumptions. Apply here.  
Opportunities In Our Network
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: October 31, 2020
Revolving around two three day online events, one in Africa and one in Asia Pacific, Climate Innovations Labs will give a chance its participants to work side-by-side with climate technology experts from small and medium-sized enterprises to explore innovation design thinking tools, flexing their entrepreneurial muscle and creating solutions for enhanced climate action.
Deadline: November 5, 2020
Unlocking the Business Value of AI In the Insurance Industry
Insurance companies face a huge number of claims, customer queries and large amounts of diverse data. With all these demanding and manual processes, the insurance industry needs to expand its technological capabilities so that it can do business after, cheaper and more securely.
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Ugandan Edtech Startup KAINO Develops Homeschooling App for ECD 
Ugandan Edtech startup KAINO has developed a homeschooling app for early childhood development (ECD) in response t0 the closure of schools in the country as a result of COVID-19. When Disrupt Africa first reported on KAINO in late 2018, the startup was in the process of piloting its e-learning solution KAINOlab, offering teachers, students and parents access to online guides and textbooks, assessment tools and educational games both online and offline.
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has curated content to help entrepreneurs manage the effects of COVID-19 on their businesses.
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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