We hope you had an enjoyable holiday season and are ready to conquer the year. Being our first week back in the office, we are brainstorming, planning and goal setting for how we would like to use our hive of great minds to build viable solutions that will change the world in 2022. That said, this week’s update is short and sweet.

The SC Women in Tech programme is still accepting applications!
We are still accepting applications for SC Women in Tech programme. Applications close this Sunday 16th January, so if you are yet to apply, or have an incomplete application, this is for you. Need some motivation to apply? Check out what Mary and Thanzo, two of last cohort's $10,000 beneficiaries, had to say on our blog

MTN MoMo Hackathon begins today
Following last year’s call for applications for the MTN MoMo Hackathon, 14 teams begin their two-week hackathon journey today, kicking off today with Sprint Week! The teams are from diverse sectors - finance, retail, education, philanthropy, gaming, transport and agriculture. We wish all the participating teams the best of luck as they build their innovative products with MTN MoMo, and battle it out for the grand prizes.

Boost with Facebook
Mark your calendars: Boost with Facebook sessions resume next week, with the first session being held virtually on Wednesday 19th January. 

Have a great week!
BongoHive Opportunities
We are still accepting applications for cohort 2 of the SC Women In Tech programme. We are looking for female-led businesses that want to grow their business using technology.
Apply now and stand a chance to win US$10,000 to develop your digital tech solution.

Deadline: 16 January 2022 
Opportunities in our Community
Applications for the 2022 cohort of Amujae Leaders are now open! The Amujae Initiative is the EJS Center’s flagship programme. The program inspires and prepares women to unapologetically take up roles and excel in the highest echelons of public leadership, and to bring other women along.
Deadline: 23 January 2022
Applications are open for the 8th edition of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, which will provide startups with training, mentorship and US$5,000 in funding.
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Preparing For Business in 2022
By now, we would assume you have already conducted your 2021 review or are in the process of doing so. Since the pandemic, businesses across all sectors have to deal with rapid transformation to remain resilient and relevant. If you are among the businesses that are still struggling to adapt to the current business environment, hang in there.
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Our 12 Startups to Watch in 2021: How Did We Do?
Twelve months ago, Disrupt Africa unveiled its 12 African startups to watch in 2021. How did we get on with our predictions?
The list includes the Zambian micro-lending platform; Premier Credit, Kenyan retail tech startup; MarketForce, among others.
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