Happy New Week!

We are pleased to announce the commencement of the BongoHive FinTech Challenge! Today, we begin Sprint Week with the 5 insurers and 5 fintech startups that were selected to participate in the Inclusive Insurance Edition of the challenge. 
The fintech participants are; AI Care, Analytix Risk Consultants, Finanza Tech, Hobbiton Technologies, and Mellow Fund. The participating insurers are; Hollard, Mayfair, Madison General, Madison Life, and ZSIC.
The sessions during Sprint Week are aimed at helping the fintech startups and insurers to define and adapt their approaches and make them customer-centric. The sessions will also help the fintech startups to enhance their ideas further by introducing them to foundational business modelling and customer identification concepts. The sessions will be delivered by BongoHive trainers, with the support of FSD Zambia and industry experts.

Boost with Facebook is here to equip you with the digital skills needed to drive your business online using Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp. You will save time and money as you learn directly from experts who will share their expertise with you for free. In this week’s sessions, you will learn how to Make Better Ads with Facebook Reporting and how to Understand Your Customers With Facebook Insights. This will be followed by a Question and Answer session, that will give you a chance to ask any questions you may have about the sessions.

Have a great week, and stay safe.
BongoHive Opportunities
Make Better Ads With Facebook Reporting 
Date: Thursday, 16th September 2021
Time: 11:00 AM
Register for this session here

Understand Your Customers With Facebook Insights
Date: Friday, 17th September 2021
Time: 11:00 AM
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Open Session-QnA 
Date: Saturday, 18 September 2021
Time: 11:00 AM
Register for this session here
Opportunities in our Community
Ekamo is live! This is a digital wallet that has revolutionised the payment to goods and services by enabling businesses to plug into the platform at a go so that they can receive payments using their phone number. The service can be accessed by any type of phone in Zambia. On the platform, customers can send, withdraw or deposit money, pay bills and more.
Visit the website for more information.
Seedstars is calling for entries into its global Digital Democracy Challenge. The project seeks digital solutions to keep the democratic space alive, maintain a space for dialogue and ideas, and provide first-hand accounts of government activities.
Deadline: September 13, 2021
Apply here
Atos is calling on digital innovators to apply for the ICT 4 Inclusion Challenge aimed at improving access to education for people with disabilities in Africa.
Deadline: September 15, 2021
Visit this website to apply.
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