Last night, Lusaka’s innovation and technology hub, BongoHive unveiled 6 of Zambia’s most promising startups and graduates of it accelerator programme, Launch.
Launch is an accelerator programme designed by BongoHive for startups that want to scale and gain traction. The startups in the programme are taken through a customized series of interventions. The programme is designed to allow startup founders to schedule weekly sessions as needed with the incubation lead, accountant and legal counsel over a period of three months.
Participants must have at least a minimum viable product, desire and ability to grow in and outside of traction and must be registered company with basic governance. The second cohort of launch had startups in offering solutions in logistics, e-commerce, agriculture, edutainment, property management and in health and sanitation.
The 4th cohort kicked off with 12 startups and 6 went on to complete the programme and graduate at demo night. Among the 6 startups are:
Agricomm : Kulima Radio
AGRICOMM Media & Marketing is a specialized full service Agriculture centred media and communications agency offering marketing consulting and creative production services. They provide marketing strategies, advertising planning, branding, media buying, in-house video production, photography, graphic designs, social media management and more.
Area of Business: Agriculture, Media and Marketing
Founders: Daliso Chitundu
Links: Website: http://www.agricomm-media.com/
HOME CARE is created to enable you focus on your core skills and activities that matter most in your life, activities that create sustainability in the economy of a society and the nation at large and make one’s life meaningful. Your profession, family, spirituality, dreams and calling need your valuable time, but for you to effectively succeed in these, you need to Gain Time.
Area of Business: Logistics, Transport & Procurement
Founders: Paul Musonda Silungwe – Co-Founder
Precious C. Chishimba – Co-Founder
Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/homecarezambia/
Garden of ZuCChi
ZuCCHI is a brand passionate about all things natural. Its focus is on moisturized, more manageable healthy hair trending away from a market filled with false promises and products full of chemicals. We at ZuCCHI celebrate beauty and accept uniqueness by encouraging individuals to embrace their personal style.
Category: Beauty and Personal Care
Founders: Tamara Zyambo
Simply Relocate Zambia
We are a “single-source” relocation services provider for individuals, companies, regional and international organisations who are moving to Zambia.
Category: Personal Assistance
Founders: Chenge Besa Mwenchanya – Founder
Outsource Now LTD
Outsource Now is a technology startup company focused om helping growth oriented small and medium businesses archives growth and profitability.
Area of Business: Information Technology Services
Founders: Adam Dawoodjee – Co-Founder CEO
Chisepo Chirwa – Co-Founder COO
Mukopaje Singogo – Co-Founder CTO
Vernon Ushibantu – Co-Founder CFO
Links: Website: www.outsourcenow.us
My Perfect Stitch
My Perfect Stitch established in 2015 specialises in a select of Men, Women and Children’s fashion, home and corporate stitched furnishings and upholstery and manufacturing of furniture. Each product is made from carefully selected luxurious fabrics. Its aim is to produce uniquely crafted products with a touch of personal style.
Area of Business: Fashion and Interior Décor
Founders: Ruth Mooto – Founder
Links: Facebbook: https://www.facebook.com/my.perfect.stitch/?ref=bookmarks
The Top 3 pitches of the night were: Outsource Now, Agricomm Media:Kulima FM and Simply Relocate Zambia. Congratulations to all the founders! Applications for The Launch Accelerator Programme – 5th cohort are currently open to any startup with at least a minimum viable product and the desire & ability to grow in and outside of Zambia. Get bigger and better faster. Accelerate your startup. See pictures from the event here.