Happy Monday! 

It is Week 2 of our return to the office and as expected, the Hive is buzzing. One of the common tasks at the beginning of the year is setting goals within the team, which we are working on. Is goal-setting something you need to work on with your team for the year? We have just the solution for you in the ‘Opportunities in the Community’ section below. 

Zambia: Africa’s next startup hub
Over the years, we have been involved in informal and formal conversations about the local startup ecosystem. More recently, we have been part of a group lobbying for Zambia to become a regional startup hub, which would encourage entrepreneurs to thrive through a number of incentives and initiatives. Read more about that work here.

Week 2 of MTN MoMo Hackathon
This week, we dive into Build Week of the MTN MoMo Hackathon. During this week, our 14 teams will spend time building their solutions, group coaching and pitch practice sessions. There will be prizes awarded to the top 3 teams following the Pitch Day on Sunday. We are excited to see what the teams come up with.

Boost with Facebook
Boost with Facebook sessions are on this week - details are shared below. 

Have a great week!
BongoHive Opportunities
Are you ready to maximize your business growth this year using digital platforms? Make sure to sign up for our free #BoostwithFacebook online training sessions that we've been delivering in partnership with Meta since last year.

Dates: 19 & 20 January, 2022
Time: 7PM CAT

Register here.
GSMA Building Synergies Workshop: A road map for start-up and mobile operator partnerships. This workshop will help startups to understand the industry and the market, and pitch to mobile operators, among others.
Dates: 25 & 26 January, 2022
Time: 3 - 5PM CAT
Register here for the 25th and here for the 26th.
Job Opportunities

Are you a female software developer looking to kickstart her career?
Join our hive of great minds at BongoHive Consult for a 3-month paid internship!

Learn more and apply here
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
As we kick off the year, it is the perfect time for team leaders to align their teams on the priorities and strategies for the year. The TLC Team Kickstart is a half-day or full-day session where teams get on the same page around the goals for the year, individual roles and key results as well as ensure they are all collaborating cohesively towards consistent delivery. 

Contact The TLC Team (Tafadzwa) here.
From Accelerator Programme to Excelling: Mangwee's start-up journey
In April 2021, Zambian start-up fintech Mangwee Mobile Money was acquired by Zeepay, a leading Ghanaian fintech with operations in ten African countries. The news of the acquisition was encouraging to UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) because Mangwee was one of the first five fintechs in the FinTech4U Accelerator Programme run in collaboration with BongoHive Innovation Hub. 
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Ajim Capital Launches &10M Fund for African Tech Companies in the Tech Space
The African market is growing considerably, but investors are still slow to fund tech startups. Ajim Capital has decided to launch a $10M fund to invest in African tech startups, allowing entrepreneurs to focus on growing their businesses instead of worrying about funding. 
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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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