The month of May is all about celebration for us. We are still celebrating a decade of impactful innovation and entrepreneurial growth. We have been busy on our social media platforms telling the BongoHive story by showing you what BongoHive looked like then and how we have expanded over the past 10 years to include BongoHive Consult, The Hive Coworking Space and BongoHive Ventures. We have also shared some of the impactful projects that BongoHive Consult, our consulting arm has carried over the past few years. We continue to celebrate our achievements over the past years, follow us using the hashtag #BHTurns10 on our social media platforms.

To celebrate our entrepreneurship support efforts this week, we have a special giveaway for previous participants of BongoHive entrepreneurship programmes. Taking into consideration the hard times that have befallen many startups in our community due to the pandemic, we would like to know "What would 5K do for your business?" To take part, and stand a chance to win ZMK5,000 for your business, fill out this form and submit a 2-minute pitch with a business idea/existing business solution. The winner will be announced at the end of May. Additionally,  the winner will also have the opportunity to have a one-on-one consultation with our Head of Entrepreneurship, Simunza Muyangana and our Startup Coach, Peter Nawa. Please note this opportunity is only for entrepreneurs that have been part of BongoHive Entrepreneurship programmes and are based in Zambia. 

Episode 7 of the BongoHive Podcast is out this Friday. This week’s episode is focused on how small and growing businesses can explore and move into international markets.  We spoke to ITC consultant, Ko Goma, who broke down what businesses should consider when going international. We also spoke to Martha Mbewe of Ubuchi Honey who shared insights on her business’s experience exporting honey out of Zambia.
Before you run off to catch up on previous episodes of the BongoHive Podcast, we would appreciate your feedback and suggestions as we continue to work on future seasons of our podcast - it will take less than 5 minutes of your time - click through to share your feedback.
That is all from us this week. Have a great week, and stay safe.
BongoHive Opportunities
The Hive Workshop: DevOps and Agile
Organisations need tools and technologies that provide continuous delivery, integrations, deployment, continuous building and testing to have effective automation. These are core elements of DevOps.
Join us for this Hive Workshop as we explore the connection between DevOps and Agile and how the two can be integrated to increase efficiency in an organisation.
Date: May 19th, 2021
Time: 2 PM- 3:30 PM CAT

 Are you a Zambian entrepreneur with a business idea or an existing business solution and you have participated in one of our entrepreneurship programmes? 
Stand a chance to win ZMK5000 and one-on-one business consultation by telling us 
what 5K would do for your business. 
All you need to do is answer a few questions and submit a 2-minute pitch.
The winner will be announced at the end of May.
Opportunities in our Community
Applications for BOOST UP 2021 are now open. BOOST UP is a three-part startup support programme organised by the Connected Hubs network and the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme. The programme targets startups that use technology to solve a societal challenge and are looking for skills that could help them pitch their businesses and become investment-ready. The BOOST UP series comprises the Set Up online training events, Stand Up pitching competitions, and Scale-Up incubation programme and Bootcamp.
Deadline: June 6th, 2021
The Southern Africa Institute of Aviation and Technology in partnership with HER Digital Academy will be conducting a free code workshop for females.
The workshop will introduce new students to coding concepts.
Date: May 15th, 2021
Register here
The Digital Energy Facility is receiving applications for the Digital Energy Challenge The objective of the challenge is to support the development of innovative solutions for energy access, the integration of renewable energy and utility performance improvement. Deadline: June 30th 2021.
For more information about eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit this website.
The Low Touch Economy: What Business Opportunities Does it Present?
In just a short period of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major shifts in the economic environment and brought about massive economic disruptions which have affected businesses around the globe.
This has been one of the biggest blows in this century and it might be hard for businesses to get back on track even post-pandemic. 
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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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