Hi there!
Happy new month! Here are updates for you this week.

We have partnered with Absa Bank Zambia PLC to run the Future Traders programme which will provide an opportunity for students to build a career in Financial Markets. In light of this, we will hold an information session on Friday, 6th November from 3 pm to 4 pm CAT. Click here to register.
Applications for the Future Traders programme are now open until Saturday, 14th November 2020. To apply, visit the website.

Join us this week for the Virtual Launch of The Women in Technology Incubator (WiT) Zambia, in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank Zambia. The programme seeks to support the growth of female-led tech enterprises and female business owners who would like to leverage technology to grow their businesses and is also seeking to drive diversity and bridge the gender digital gap.
Date: Wednesday, 4 November.  Time: 9:00hrs to 11:00hrs CAT, LIve on Facebook and Youtube.

The final stage of BOOST UP 2020 is here. Eighteen tech-driven early-stage impact startups from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia will compete to be crowned the winner of the BOOST UP competition. Join the exciting final pitch event on 13th November from 11:00 to 13:30 pm CAT. Register here.

See you next week!
Events by Bongohive
The African internet economy is growing quickly, with online commerce in the region growing 21% year-over-year, 75% faster than the global average. 
Is Zambia one of the countries benefiting from E-commerce? Do we have digital payment platforms in the country with capacity? What’s the biggest challenge with online payment in Zambia? Has the pandemic improved the use of online payment systems?
In this webinar, our panellist will address these questions and discuss the payment digitization of businesses in Zambia. 
Date: Tuesday, November 10 2020
Time:3:00 to 4:30 pm CAT
BongoHive Opportunities
We are looking for graduating students in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or other Business streams to apply for the Future Traders Programme.The programme will provide an opportunity for students to have an elevated understanding of the financial markets over a 3-day sprint.
Cost: Free
Deadline: Saturday, November 14 2020.
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
Cost: k1000/startup
Deadline: Friday, November 6 2020.
Opportunities In Our Network
Join this live discussion on "Building a viable agribusiness that attracts investment" which will feature Sunday Silungwe, Co-founder and Director of Marketing and Communications at Good Nature.
The discussion will be held this Wednesday from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm CAT.
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
Job Opportunities
EM Investment Partners seeks full-time and part-time web and app development personnel to be based in their Lusaka Zambia office.
Role Description:
  • Install, manage, update and maintain WordPress Websites
  • Oversee and support the development of a Web-based data-driven Apps.
  • Coordinate and manage website performance and security.
  • Manage web projects to a tight deadline
  • Provide general IT support including maintenance of company hardware
  • Ensure the development projects are delivered within budget and on time.
To apply, send your CV and cover letter to [email protected].
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