Applications for Cohort 2 of the Standard Chartered Women in Tech incubator programme are now live! We are accepting applications from female-led and founded Zambian businesses that are tech enabled or are looking to implement digital technology to their business product/solution. There are five (5) $10,000 grants to be awarded to the winning businesses. To learn more about the programme, visit the official website: scwomenintech.co.zm. Deadline for applications is Sunday 16 January 2022.

MTN MoMo Hackathon is back! BongoHive in partnership with MTN Zambia and Comviva invite developers and entrepreneurs to apply to participate in the MoMo Hackathon. Take on the opportunity to create innovative financial and transactional applications using the MTN MoMo platform. Applications close Friday 10 December. Apply here!

This Thursday 25 November, we host the demo day for the BongoHive FinTech Challenge, in partnership with FSD Zambia. The current cohort of the programme focused on solutions around Inclusive Insurance, and the 3 startups who will be pitching will be sharing their solutions that address financial inclusion gaps within the Insurance sector. The 3 startups that will be pitching are: Analytix Risk Consultants, Hobbiton Technologies and Mellow Fund. The two winning ideas will receive up to $28,000 to build their prototypes. Stay tuned to our social media pages for updates. 

Please note: BongoHive will be on Industrial Break from Friday 24th December 2021 until Monday 10th January 2022.
BongoHive Opportunities
Create Engaging Posts 
In this week's Boost with Facebook digital marketing session, you'll learn how to capture your audience's attention with content that stands out and keeps you top of mind with people who are interested in your business. 
Date: Wednesday 24th November
Time: 6:30PM CAT
The SC Women in Tech incubator programme is back. Don't miss the opportunity to apply for Cohort 2, and your shot at $10,000 to develop your digital tech solution.
Deadline: 16 January 2022 
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
Applications for the AICCRA Zambia Accelerator Grant are open until the 5th of December, 2021. Mentorship and grant opportunities are available for climate-smart small or medium sized agribusiness in Zambia. 
Visit the website to learn more about this opportunity. 
Deadline: Sunday 5 Dec
Why Paratus' New Data Centre is Set to Boost Zambia's Tech Sector

Paratus Zambia’s brand-new data center (DC) opened in Lusaka, Zambia last month and opened the doors to new opportunities, particularly for its new technology tenants.
The latest customer to sign up is the IT solutions expert, Corporate IT Solutions Zambia, which took advantage of the Paratus early bird special, taking rack space at the DC and reserving additional space.
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