Hi there, 

We finally closed off the FinTech4U programme (Cohort 2) with a virtual Grand Finale which took place Friday 5th March. Congratulations to Onyx Connect Zambia, Ekamo Wallet and Premier Credit for winning $5000 grants each.

Congratulations to the 10 businesses that will be participating in the SC Women in Technology Incubator programme. The selected businesses will undergo a 3-month incubation from 24th March to 20th June 2021, where they will receive targeted support in areas of business operations, digitisation and digital transformation, accounting and financial management.

The long-awaited Regulatory Sandbox for Capital Markets from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is finally launching. SEC will host a hybrid launch event on Wednesday, 17th March 2021. We would like to invite interested stakeholders, particularly in the Zambian FinTech space to attend the launch which will be held on Zoom from 10 AM to 12 PM CAT
Episode 3 of the BongoHive Podcast will be released this Friday. This episode explores out-of-the-box entrepreneurship, with interviews about setting up a niche business and pivoting with property owners Mafipe Chunga and Kupela Clarke, and innovative biodiesel-turned-soap business owner, Mutoba Ngoma. BongoHive cofounder and Director of Entrepreneurship, Simunza Muyangana, also shares insights on setting up businesses and finding niche markets. 

Have a great week, and stay safe.
BongoHive Opportunities
Yellow Card in collaboration with BongoHive presents to you Demystifying Crypto, a webinar series. Join Japhet Mesa, Mulima Chibuye, and Stella Sata for the third episode on Zoom. 
Date: 20th March 2021.
Time: 10 AM CAT
Opportunities in our Community
Villgro Africa, an impact investor and early-stage business incubator that supports startups innovating for Low and Middle-Income Communities, is calling on Innovative Medtech Device Startups based in Africa to apply for funding of $20,000 and incubation.
Eligibility: The innovation must be either:
  • Tech-enabled
  • IoMT
  • Level I & II Medical Device/Diagnostic 
Successful applicants will also receive business development expertise and access to further investment opportunities. 
Deadline: 15th March 2021
The Museum of Women's History is calling on all creatives to take part in the Fabric-ATED project. The project gives creatives engaged in media, art, music, graphic design, fashion design and creative writing an opportunity to create work based on indigenous Zambian knowledge that could be exhibited at the Museum of Women's History and the National Museums of World Culture in Sweden. To participate, email your portfolio and sample of your work at h[email protected]

Startup Spotlight: Digital PayGo
Digital PayGo is a shared digital platform - a marketplace that facilitates interoperability and shared services. The startup is focusing on building a marketplace for shared digital solutions such as software/infrastructure as a service to lower entry barriers for Zambian businesses. Digital PayGo also specialises in custom solutions to link business to the complex ecosystem of digital and financial services in Zambia.
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Are You a Trendsetter or a Trend Follower?
The business market is indeed a saturated and competitive place. Every business has goals and they are keen on meeting them no matter what it takes. While some businesses are struggling to compete favourably on the market, some are on top of the competition and are meeting their targets quite well, expanding their business and introducing new products and services constantly. How do they do it? 
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Five Tips to Grow an Ecommerce Startup
Following the commemoration of the World eCommerce Day which falls on 10 March, Ventureburn gathered insightful eCommerce startup tips from Matthew Leighton, the Creative Director of local eCommerce giant, OneDayOnly.  
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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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