Hi there, 

Last week Thursday, we announced the businesses that made it to the top 20 for the SC Women in Tech Programme. The businesses will attend the last pitch training session today in preparation for the Pitch Day on Wednesday, 24th February 2021.The top 10 businesses will proceed to participate in the incubation programme which is scheduled for March 24th to June 20th, 2021.

In the past few months, we have been conducting the FinTech4U programme (Cohort 2) in partnership with UNCDF. 10 FinTech startups will now compete for the top three positions at the Final Pitch Day which will take place tomorrow from 3 PM- 5 PM CAT. The top three startups will be announced at the FinTech4U Virtual Finale which will be held on the 2nd of March. Each of the three startups will receive $5000 for the purpose of further development of their products.

Episode 1, Season 2 of the BongoHive Podcast is now live! The first episode is on Bootstrapping. In this episode, Sara Drawwater from infobwana (former The Best of Zambia) and Pearl Chungu and Serena Jhala, from Pink Champagne Event Planners, both Zambian enterprises share their experiences bootstrapping their business. Asha Mweru, who has worked as an Investment Consultant, gives insights on fundraising vs bootstrapping. Listen here.

We are proud to be a partner in the DIGILOGIC project, the first European and African Digital Innovation Hub (DIH), focusing on smart logistics. 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 Learn more about the DIGILOGIC project here.

Have a great week, and stay safe.
BongoHIve Opportunities
How could you build income streams and generate revenue in a rapidly changing trading environment? Explore your financial position and review your market needs and demands by joining our upcoming Rebuilding Incoming Streams programme, for a blend of live facilitated sessions and self-directing learning.
Programme dates: 3rd- 4th March 2021
Time:2 PM- 3:30PM
Would you like to join a team of great minds building viable solutions that change the world? We are hiring two interns to fill up the role of Insights Intern and Community Liason Intern.
Start Date: 1st March 2021
Hours: Full-time
Duration: 6 months
Location: Lusaka 
Deadline: TODAY, 22 February 2021 at 5 PM CAT
For more information and to apply, visit our website here.
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AGS will soon launch the 6-month LEVEL UP Accelerator to boost the growth of high potential Zambian businesses.
As a first step, selected growth-oriented businesses will have the chance to prepare themselves for LEVEL UP by joining a 5-day intensive Pre-Accelerator (Expand Your Business Training). Successfully selected and trained businesses in the Pre-Accelerator stand a higher than 50% chance of being selected to the LEVEL UP Accelerator. 
Deadline: 3Rd March, 20201
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The businesses that come out the strongest are those that know how to wow their customers by providing products that the customers value.
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