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The application deadline for the Discover Pre-accelerator is tomorrow!. If your application is incomplete or if you have not started at all, you have until 23:59hrs tomorrow. Do not miss out on the opportunity to explore the potential of your business idea and turn it into a launchable startup. Do you want to know more about how the Discover program can sharpen your business idea? Read up on one of our Discover alumni.
Cost: ZMW1000/Startup. Apply here.

We are excited to be partners on the DIGILOGIC project, which is creating a network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) in the EU and Africa, focusing on smart logistics. With funding support from the European Commission (EC), the project will enable the growth of a common innovators’ ecosystem, where talents from both Europe and Africa will benefit from access to technology, knowledge and ultimately, market opportunities and investments. We are delighted to be leading the creation of the eLearning platform that will extend the work of this programme online.
 
Season 2 of the BongoHive Podcast launches this week Friday! Featuring guests from Zambia and across Africa, we will share authentic stories and valuable insights on African Entrepreneurship. The first episode goes live this Friday, 19 February.
You can listen to the intro here to know what to expect for the next 10 episodes.

In the past weeks, we conducted two webinars; De-mystifying cryptocurrency- This webinar featured speakers from the Bank of Zambia and the Securities and Exchange Commission, among others, to discuss the legal position of cryptocurrencies in Zambia. Rebuilding Income Streams-Three local experts discussed how they have remained operational despite the economic difficulties caused by the pandemic and what strategies they have had to put in place. If you missed any of the webinars, you can catch up on our Youtube page.
 
Have a great week, and stay safe.
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
Cost: ZMW1000/Startup
Job Opportunities 
International Trade Centre is offering a short term internship opportunity from January to April 2021. The focus of the internship is on programme management, and the two IT sector development projects
Main duties
  • Project Management Support
  • Research
  • Communications
Qualifications:
  • Computer literate, particularly with relation to Microsoft Office and social media.
  • The relevant field of studies e.g. business studies, international trade, development.
  • Good communication and analytical skills and the capacity to present findings clearly in writing and orally.
  • Consultancy and/or business analysis experience would be an advantage.
To apply, send your CV and one paragraph motivation letter as to why you are interested in this internship to [email protected] The subject of the email should read as follows: Internship Submission TSD.   
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Opportunities in our Community
If you are an agricultural trainer and you want to start sharing your knowledge on farming, EMSIKA is providing a platform called Apunzile, where you can reach millions of people and earn money. Get in touch with EMSIKA on 0979720707 or send an email to [email protected] to sign up to be a trainer.
Google Developers is inviting university students around the world to enter The 2021 Solution Challenge with Google Developer Student Clubs. The 2021 Solution Challenge mission is to solve for one or more of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals using Google technology.
Shengamo Media is conducting a survey which is being undertaken to understand the needs, challenges and usage of bulk SMS services. This is so that the company can align the application they are creating to the needs of the users.
Respond to the survey here.
   
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You have probably heard of the popular saying ‘It doesn’t matter how you get there, as long as you make it.’
People are so focused on the results, caring less about the process through which they arrive at the outcome. Indeed, a change in process is only seen and valued internally but that does not mean it is not important. 

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E-FFICIENCY has launched a South African first end-to-end concierge service for home improvements. The platform is a one-stop-shop for home improvement services.
The service is accessible via E-FFICIENCY's customised Facebook Messenger integration that is a one-stop-shop for its concierge service.
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has curated content to help entrepreneurs manage the effects of COVID-19 on their businesses.
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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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