Happy New Month!
A short and sweet update for you this week:

SC Women in Tech: Top 40
The top 40 applicants of the SC Women in Tech cohort 2 were selected last week. There is a wide range of businesses that applied, ranging from interior decorating, health, baked goods, media. Today, the women will begin their Bootcamp Week in preparation to pitch their businesses and make it to the final 10 businesses that will take part in the programme.

DIGILOGIC Community Platform
Are you a business expert, leader, innovator, or entrepreneur in the logistics industry? Join the community of fellow-minded people on the DIGILOGIC community platform, and interact with contributors from all over Africa and Europe who are interested in developing smart solutions for the logistics industry.

Twitter Space with Zambian Founders
Following our article on the funding for Zambian startups, we will be hosting a Twitter Space with founders of PremierCredit, Lupiya, Union54, and Good Nature Agro this week. Make sure you are following the BongoHive page on Twitter so you do not miss out. Details are shared below.

We will also be hosting a webinar about building teams for startups - details below.

That's it, short and sweet as promised.
Have a great week!
BongoHive Opportunities
Join us this Thursday as we host a Twitter Space on Funding for Startups.

We will be joined by founders from PremierCredit, union54, Lupiya and Good Nature Agro.

Date: 10th February 2021
Time: 6 PM CAT

We are looking for an Innovation Lead to join our Innovation Unit.
The Innovation Lead will facilitate internal and external innovation; and create incremental and disruptive, growth-enabling products and services to enter the Zambian and regional markets.
Deadline: Saturday 12 February 2022
For more details and to apply, visit our website.
The early-stage startup team is much more than just a set of employees. In the start-up world, everything tends to move fast.  There are lots of transitions and scaling up is inevitable. Your startup team should be on board with you on this journey. But what makes a successful start-up team?
Join us for the Hive Webinar as we unwrap the fundamentals of a successful startup.

Date: 8th February 2022
Know your audience like never before by using insights that allow you to learn what people like & about their lifestyles so you can create content that resonates and drives real results. All this & more in this weeks Boost with Facebook session.

Date: 10 February 2022
Opportunities in our Community
AfriLabs is calling on individual or for-profit organisations to apply for the Afri-Plastics Challenge Strand 3 to promote change in how to manage plastic waste. 
30 Candidates to win from £5000 to £250,000.
Deadline: 16 February 2022
Villgro USA is now accepting applications for the Feb 222 cohort of the Incubating Incubators program. This is a three-month intensive program during which incubators will receive:
* Incubation training
* One-on-one mentoring
* Access to Villgro's technology platform 
* Access to Villgro's Incubation Replication Guide & templates, and more.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
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
Four Steps to SME Success in 2022
Every new year brings with it an array of business challenges and opportunities. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences for business owners across South Africa. SMEs can adapt to the new normal by remaining flexible and strategic in their approach to the year ahead.
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Cloud Computing Firm Oracle Launches Programme to Support African Startups
Cloud computing firm Oracle has launched a ZAR15 million (US$982,000) programme aimed at helping African startups across different industries implement the latest digital technologies to drive business growth.
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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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