We’re back! The team spent a few days in Livingstone on our annual staff retreat. It was a special trip for us as we have been working remotely all year, and some team members were only meeting each other for the first time. We hope to have come back a stronger team, and ready to finish the year with a bang.

The Standard Chartered Women in Tech Zambia incubator programme is back! We will be launching the 2nd Cohort of the programme this Wednesday 10th November at 09:30am on Facebook. Join us to find out more about the opportunity and how you can be one of our five US $10,000 recipients. Applications will open a few days after, so stay tuned to our social pages for more news.

Applications for the AICCRA Zambia Accelerator Grant are still open. If you are running a small or medium sized agribusiness in Zambia, with the aim to scale climate information services and climate-smart agricultural solutions to farmers and communities, consider applying for the grant. Successful applicants will be awarded a scaling grant of up to US $50,000 as well as technical assistance . More info is available here. Deadline: Dec 5 2021.

Have a great week!

BongoHive Opportunities
As more business gets done on mobile & as a business owner or marketer, you need tools to create compelling content on the go, using your mobile phone. Learn how in this week's Boost with Facebook session.
Date: Thursday 11 November, 2021
Time: 18:30hrs
Opportunities in our Community
The Afri-Plastics Challenge is seeking the creation of new or the development of early-stage products, technology and/or services to encourage the reduction or elimination of plastic usage across Sub-Saharan Africa. 
Deadline: Weds, 1 December
Catalytic Africa Goes Live! This is a matching fund by the African Business Angels Network (ABAN) and AfriLabs that aims to strengthen African startups, innovation hubs, and angel investors while delivering impact results to institutional funders. 
Chipper Cash valued at $2 billion in $150 million Series C extension

When Chipper Cash, an African cross-border payment company, raised $100 million Series C funding in May this year, the CEO, Ham Serunjogi, without declaring the startup’s current valuation said the company is the most valuable startup in Africa. That sparked a lot of mixed reactions in the ecosystem. 
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