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Applications for the Discover Pre-accelerator programme are now open!
The Discover programme is open to people who have business ideas that they would like to explore and turn into a startup. The application period will run from Monday 1st February to Tuesday 16th February 2021.The programme will be conducted virtually for two weeks from Monday 15th March to Friday 26th March 2021.Cost: ZMW1000. Apply here

Applications for the SC Women in Technology Incubation programme have been extended to Friday, 5th February 2021 at 12 PM. If you missed the chance to apply for the programme, do so now by visiting the website here. You can also watch this video from the insight formation that we held on Tuesday last week to find out more about the application process and criteria.

We will be launching Season 2 of the BongoHive Podcast soon. Catch up on the first season here while you wait for the release of the new season.
Have a great week, and stay safe.
Social enterprising is anchored in generating an income while resolving social/environmental issues, it is surprising that most have managed to stay afloat during and through the economic difficulties that have been caused by the pandemic.In this Webinar, we listen to 3 local experts as they discuss how they have remained operational
and what strategies they have had to put in place. 
Time: 2:30-3:30 CAT
Date: Thursday, 11th February 2021
BongoHive Opportunities

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with an awesome idea?  If so, then apply for the Discover Pre-accelerator programme, an intense 2- week full-time Bootcamp that gives you the basic skills you need to turn a business idea into a launched startup.
We will help you to know your customer, find your unique value proposition and how to validate your model with sound financial projections and many more.
Deadline: 16th February 2021
Applications for the Standard Chartered Women in Tech Incubator Programme have been extended!
Stand the chance to win $10,000, including targeted support by dedicated BongoHive and Standard Chartered staff and various sector experts to leverage tech for your business growth
Cost: Free
Deadline: Friday,  5th February 2021.

Job Opportunities 
Farm Radio International is looking for a Digital innovation Officer tp be based in Zambia.
Key areas of responsibility: 
  • Execute digital innovations res[onsibilty for all impact projects in the country.
  • Provide systems administration and IT infrastructure services in the office.
Degree or Diploma in IT or a related field or the equivalent work experience in a relevant field.
At least 2 years of experience in managing complex communication for development or ICTs for development initiatives.
To submit your application, send your CV to [email protected].
Opportunities in our Community
Musika, in collaboration with Open Capital and with funding from Irish Aid, is providing tailored business and targeted technical improvement support to 30 Agriprocessors through the nutritious food processing and distribution market support programme. Processors working with horticulture crops (fruits and vegetables), biofortified crops (orange maize, orange sweet potato) and legumes (cowpeas, soya, groundnuts, beans) and operating in Mazabuka, Mongu, Kabwe or Mumbwa districts are eligible to apply.
Deadline:5 February 2021. 
AGS, together with Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) and the Business Development Service Providers Association of Zambia (BDSPAZ), is offering the LEARN training opportunity to registered Micro Small and Medium-sized enterprises in Lusaka, Copperbelt and North-Western Provinces.
LEARN is a training programme including two 5-day in-class trainings for enterprise owners or directors, with follow-on coaching and mentoring to catalyse sustained business development.
How do you generate value from your ideas?
Join Startup Junction this Wednesday as they host a Startup Hour webinar to discuss "Writing and Publishing for Entrepreneurs" 

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Amongst all the digital assets that exist, your website, together with your audience are the only asset that you own. This entails that web presence is the most critical platform for a business. In this regard, creating a strong web presence with content that communicates your offerings to the target market is a gateway to marketing success.

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Startup Spotlight: Aerobotics
Founded in 2014 in Cape Town, Aerobotics provides intelligent tools to farmers to facilitate food security through the use of a range of software products.
The startup was founded by Benji Meltzer and James Paterson and has been labelled as a leader in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in agriculture.

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Our COVID-19 Resource Center
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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