Happy New Week!

WE ARE MOVING!  Last week, we shared the exciting news that we will be relocating our offices on Friday, 1st October. We will be located at No. 19, Katima Mulilo Road, Olympia. We will spend Friday, 1st October conducting the big move and as such, our physical location, coworking services and admin staff will not be available on the day. However, you will still be able to reach us via email or on our social media platforms. We look forward to hosting you when we open our new offices on Monday 4th October!

Don’t miss out on this week’s FREE Boost with Facebook training sessions. This week, we will be hosting sessions on how to Build Your Presence Online and Discovering Tools to Drive Your Business Part 1 & 2. Share the word! Get your colleagues to join the training sessions and stand a chance to win a prize every month. Don’t miss out on this, tell a friend to tell a friend.

BongoHive, together with Accelerated Growth for SMEs and Demola Global. We will be conducting a co-creation and innovation initiative between October and December 2021. We will be hosting workshops on the 23rd and 30th September to find out what growth-oriented MSMEs and corporations envision as the future trends in different industries. Would you like to share your vision? Register to attend the workshop on September 23 here or on September 30 here, before Tuesday 21st September at 17:00hrs. Limited spaces available.

On Friday last week, we concluded Sprint Week sessions for the BongoHive Fintech Challenge with the participating insurers and fintech startups. The sessions during Sprint Week helped the fintech startups and insurers adapt their approaches and refine their ideas. The fintech startups and insurance companies will now begin coaching sessions with coaches from BongoHive, FSD Zambia and industry experts.

Have a great week, and stay safe.
BongoHive Opportunities
Build Your Presence Online
Date: Thursday, 23rd September 2021
Time: 11:00 AM
Register for this session here

Discover Tools To Drive Your Business part 1
Date: Friday, 24th September 2021
Time: 11:00 AM
Register for this session here
Discover Tools To Drive Your Business part 2
Date: Saturday, 25  September 2021
Time: 11:00 AM
Register for this session here
Opportunities in our Community
The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) invites developers and innovators to participate in the 2021 ZICTA ICT Innovation Hackathon. This year’s Hackathon is aimed at providing local innovators and developers with an opportunity to create innovative solutions.
Deadline: September 25, 2021
Applications are open for the African Youth Adaptation Challenge. The challenge is open to young entrepreneurs, and innovators from micro, small and mid-sized enterprises in Africa who are implementing solutions for building resilience and adapting to the adverse effects of climate change.
Deadline: October 6, 2021
To learn more and apply, visit the website.
International Trade Centre is inviting you to attend a virtual panel discussion on the potential impact of frontier technologies on agribusiness in Africa. This hybrid session is on digital technologies applied to the African agribusiness sector and what role it plays for small agribusinesses. 
Date: September 27, 2021
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.
Startup Spotlight: Dawa Health
Dawa Health is an A1- powered digital health platform reshaping access to maternal health for pregnant women and nursing mothers. It 
The startup provides mothers with tailored weekly maternal advice to help them identify changes in time.
The platform is accessible via an app, web portal, SMS platform and. text/audio chatbot.
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Open Banking Startups That are Driving the Next wave of Fintech Innovation In Africa
All of a sudden, open banking is a very real phenomenon in Africa, with entrepreneurs and investors alike betting on the long-term opportunities within the nascent space. 
First of all, what is it? Open banking is a practice that provides third-party financial service providers with open access to consumer banking, transactions, and other financial data.
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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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