Happy New Week!

Demo Day for the Standard Chartered Women in Tech programme is just 11 days away! The participants are having pitch practice lessons and getting ready to show how they are looking to implement technology solutions to advance their businesses. The Demo Day will be followed by an Awards Ceremony, where the top 5 businesses will be awarded USD 10,000 each.

This week, we will be conducting business development training for the ZICTA Innovation Challenge. We will have training sessions for 60 innovators on topics such as finance, the customer journey, business models, and many other relevant topics to help the innovators develop their businesses.

The 10th and final episode of Season 2 of the BongoHive podcast is live. In this episode, we are discussing the value of tech hubs in Africa, the role that they play in the growth of sustainable businesses and what tech hubs look like across the African continent. Guests are Martin Labbe (UN ITC), Aziz Sy (Impact Hub Dakar) and CK Japheth (Innovation Village Uganda). Listen here.

ave a great week, and stay safe.
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The candidate will work as part of Good Nature’s Operations Department to apply the principles of software engineering for designing, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of technical software solutions, as required by Good Nature Agro

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Prospero Zambia is offering funding to qualifying Zambian small and medium businesses that have experienced hardship under the current COVID-19 pandemic and other economic headwinds. The five-year facility will support businesses with a combination of capital and grant-funded technical assistance to help them navigate the crisis
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Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Phase 3 Applications are now open! 
Academy for Women Entrepreneurs is a program that supports women entrepreneurs around the world. Through facilitated online learning, participants will develop their business skills, network with mentors, and turn their idea into reality. 
Deadline: July 10th, 2021
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Downsizing, remote working, and interacting with customers online have become part of the daily grind. With last year being the ideal time to ‘tech up’, the focus will now turn to use those digital tools to become a more streamlined organisation capable of delivering customer value more efficiently than ever before. 

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