The SC Women in Tech incubation programme begins this Wednesday, 31st March. 10 female-led-business will undergo a 3-month incubation period where they will be helped on how to leverage technology to grow their business. Five selected businesses will receive further support through a 6-month acceleration programme. Meet the 10 women participating in the programme here.

Dufuna, in partnership with BongoHive Consult, brings you the BongoHive Consult Coding Academy. This is a 3-month online academy for Zambians who are looking to gain skills in Software Engineering, Product Management and Product Design. Cost: $600, with scholarships available to 10 outstanding participants.  Women are highly encouraged to apply. Applications are open until April 8, 2021. Apply here.    
We closed off the first cohort of the Thrive Investor Readiness programme which we have been running in partnership with Prospero Zambia and Village Capital. In the closing ceremony, we took time to reflect, celebrate the entrepreneurs and provide them with the next steps. The entrepreneurs, as well as the mentors, also shared their experiences and the valuable lessons they got from the programme.
The DIGILOGIC project, is 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 inviting you to subscribe to the DIGILOGIC Newsletter to stay up to date with the latest developments.

This Friday, Episode 4 of the BongoHive Podcast goes live. We discuss the role that digitization plays in the business sector, by addressing ways in which tech is transforming businesses and models, especially during COVID-19. The episode features interviews with entrepreneurs Afshon Wallace Ngige of Afridelivery, Perseus Mlambo of Zazu, and representatives from the National Technology Busineness Centre (NTBC). Stay tuned!

Have a great week, and stay safe.
BongoHive Opportunities
Agility is emerging as an essential part of adaptive, flexible and engaged businesses and organisations of the 21st century. This workshop focuses on enhancing participant awareness of agility and encouraging its adoption as a pathway to increased value extraction and as a tool to render a competitive advantage to businesses and organisations.
Date: April 13, 2021
Register here.
Are you a Zambian citizen interested in building a career in tech? Appy for the BongoHive Consult Coding Academy.
Programmes available:
  • Software Development
  • Product Management 
  • Design Management
Cost: $600
Duration: 3 months
Deadline: April 8, 2021.
Opportunities in our Community
International Trade Center (ITC) will host the second session on the Capacity Building workshop for East African tech and innovation hubs.
Date: March 31, 2021
Register here
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs, is taking applications for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme on the TEFConnect digital platform. This year’s intervention prioritises the economic recovery of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) and young African entrepreneurs, following the Covid-19 disruption to economic activities. 
Deadline: March 31, 2021
NVIDIA will host the GTC21 conference for AI Innovators, Technologists and Creatives.  . Discover the advanced technologies that are transforming today's industries.
Register here to get free access to over 1400 sessions during the GTC conference.
Date: April 12-16th, 2021 

The Innovating Justice Challenge is inviting all startups that are transforming the justice sector to become part of the 2021 accelerator cohort. The Innovation Justice Challenge invites startups from East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, the MENA region and Ukraine. Grow your game-changing innovation into an impactful business.
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Apply here
Job Opportunities
Likota is looking for a self-motivated person to work as an admin assistant. The key focus of the role is to provide outstanding customer service and to assist in facilitating the smooth running of the front office, interacting and coordinating between customers, suppliers and the various departments within this manufacturing business. The right candidate will have a friendly and professional demeanor at all times, be adept at multitasking. Send your application via email at [email protected] by March 30, 2021.
Startup Spotlight: Alomo System
Founded by Blessed Mwanza in 2018, Alomo System is an offline and cloud-based loan servicing solution. The startup provides automation software and a web-based platform that helps lenders to consolidate, monitor and manage their day-to-day operations effectively. Alomo Systems provides lenders with easy to use financial dashboards, loan amortisations. interests and principal balance tracking, automated flagging, tracking and penalising of defaulted loans.
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How can you Become a Better Technical Product Manager?
As a Technical Product Manager, you are responsible for the overall success of a product. Your role is to manage the product at every cycle, coordinating with internal team members (marketers, developers, designers) and the client to deliver the right product to customers. 
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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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