Cinolu and BongoHive Forge Strategic Partnership to Drive Innovation in Zambia and Congo

Written by Dorus Silwizya

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration between BongoHive, Zambia’s premier tech, innovation and entrepreneurship hub, and Cinolu, a leading innovation centre based in Lubumbashi, Congo. This strategic partnership formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marks a significant milestone in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship across our two countries.

The primary goal of this partnership is to develop and execute innovative programs that empower ecosystem stakeholders in both Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By leveraging the strengths and expertise of both BongoHive and Cinolu, we aim to create a robust and vibrant innovation ecosystem that addresses the unique challenges and opportunities in our regions.

This exciting collaboration between BongoHive and Cinolu presents numerous opportunities for stakeholders in both Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Here’s how you can get involved and benefit:

For Entrepreneurs and Startups

  • The partnership aims to develop innovative programs that directly benefit startups. This includes mentorship opportunities, capacity-building workshops and potential collaboration opportunities with startups from other country.
  • This partnership will help startups explore new markets in the neighbouring country. BongoHive and Cinolu can potentially facilitate cross-border connections and collaborations, allowing startups to scale their businesses regionally.

For Investors and Businesses

  • By supporting this partnership, investors and businesses gain access to a wider pool of promising startups from both Zambia and DRC. This allows for the identification of potential investment opportunities and source innovative solutions for their own ventures.
  • A robust innovation ecosystem fosters a culture of entrepreneurship and attracts skilled talent. Investors and businesses will benefit from a more dynamic environment that drives economic growth and creates new business opportunities.