On Friday last week, we held the Pitch Event for the BongoHive Fintech Challenge. Three startups pitched their solutions on how to address the financial inclusion gaps within the insurance sector. Congratulations to Hobbiton Technologies and Mellow Fund for emerging as the two winning teams. They will receive up to $28,000 worth of technical support to build their prototypes as they proceed to the Product Development phase.

There is still so much more to learn with the Boost with Facebook sessions. Boost with Facebook is here to equip you with the digital skills needed to drive your business online using Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp. This week, we will be hosting sessions on Ad Manager and how to Make Better Ads With Facebook Reporting.

If you are a Zambian female business owner with a tech-enabled business or you want to leverage technology to grow your business, we are looking for you! Apply for the SC Women In Tech programme and stand a chance to win $10,000. During the programme, you will receive legal, accounting and tech support, as well as mentorship for you and your business. For more information and to apply, visit the website.

Please note: BongoHive will be on Industrial Break from Friday 24th December 2021 until Monday 10th January 2022.
BongoHive Opportunities
Join us for this Hive Workshop on Investment Readiness with Thomas Reyal, Investment Manager at GreenTec Capital Partners
Key takeaways from the workshop:
  • Should I raise funds?
  • Key material you need to raise funds
  • How to engage investors
Date: Thursday, 2nd December
Time: 3 PM CAT
Ready to run Ads that work? Make sure to sign up for this week's free #BoostwithFacebook digital marketing sessions. You'll learn how to target Facebook audiences, measure your return on investment, and optimize your Facebook advertisements. 

Date: 1st & 2nd December.
Time: 6:30 PM 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 Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) is calling on profit, non-profit, academic, finance institutions, and other actors with innovations in the water, energy, and water-energy-food nexus to apply for this funding opportunity.
Deadline: 4 January 2022
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 December
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