We are getting more excited about our 10th anniversary! With only a few days left until our big day, we continue celebrating our partners, entrepreneurs and staff, who have helped us achieve our goals over the past 10 years.
Follow us using the hashtag #BHTurns10 on our social media platforms as we keep telling the BongoHive story.

We are halfway through the SC Women in Tech programme. We have spent the last few months conducting training sessions on key business elements, as well as mentoring the entrepreneurs. In just a few weeks, the 10 participating businesses will showcase how they will use technology to grow their businesses on a Demo Day which will be followed by an Awards Ceremony. 

Applications for our giveaway, "What would 5K do for your business?" closed last week Friday. Thank you for sending in your business pitches, we are happy to know how you are helping the entrepreneurship ecosystem grow. The winner of the ZMK5000 and one-on-one business consultation will be announced on the 27th of May.

Episode 7 of the BongoHive Podcast was released last Friday. In this episode, we listen to Martha Mbewe of Ubuchi, who shares her business’s experience exporting honey out of Zambia. She also shares the challenges that businesses face while trading on the international market and the possible solutions. We also listen to ITC consultant, Ko Goma, who breaks down what businesses should consider when going international.
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

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
Pangea is looking for agile, flexible, and hungry entrepreneurs with tech solutions and existing traction that are wanting to take their businesses to the next level. African startups in the fintech, e-health, logistics, agriculture, renewable energy and digital solutions spaces are encouraged to apply. The Scale-Up programme offers access to funding, coaching and partnerships. The Program is aimed at supporting Scaleups on the journey from Seed founding to A-round. 
Deadline: May 30, 2021
The National Advisory Board for Impact Investment (NABII) is hosting a knowledge sharing webinar with panellists from both private and public sectors on the topic: Supporting SMEs' participation in sustainable value chains.
Register here
How Technology is Advancing Smart Logistics
The advancement in technology creates new opportunities in the logistics sector, transforming the movement of goods within a supply chain. Smart logistics are not only enabling logistics companies to work better, but they are also enhancing customer satisfaction.   
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How Grassroots Fintech and Innovation can Translate to the Global Stage
There are two words used by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its analysis of fintech in Sub-Saharan African countries – game changer. While fintech is a global phenomenon – digital reshaping the structure of the industry and adding much-needed elasticity and scale – in Africa, it is an innovation.    
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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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