The BongoHive Podcast is serialised audio content taking listeners through the various challenges they may face as budding entrepreneurs and how they can tackle them.

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The BongoHive Podcast is serialised audio content taking listeners through the various challenges they may face as budding entrepreneurs and how to tackle them.

Here is what to expect for the next ten (10) weekly episodes.


In this episode, we explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur and some of the key learnings associated. The episode showcases the interview and narrated story of Castro Shanobe, Co-Founder/CEO of NewTech Recycling, a young startup making headway in the recycling industry. It also features insights from Simunza Muyangana, BongoHive Co-founder and Director – Entrepreneurship.


This episode explores whether a budding entrepreneur should go it alone or team up with someone to share the challenges and successes of entrepreneurship. It explores key learnings from Sam Musariri, Co-founder of health-tech startups, iVitalz and AretechMark Mondoka, entrepreneur and BongoHive mentor also adds comments.



This episode explores how a young entrepreneur was able to change elements of his customer journey and his business model from customer feedback. It will explore key learnings from Njavwa Mutambo, founder of Musanga, a logistics startup connecting shippers and carriers in real-time. Emma Troughton – Country Manager at Tilt Africa, Ex-Innovation & Pre-Accelerator Lead at BongoHive, provides additional commentary.


This episode explores the importance of day-to-day and long-term financial planning for small and growing businesses. It will explore key learnings from Elijah Zgambo, a young entrepreneur who co-founded Street Culture Zambia, a talent and entertainment company in Zambia. It will also have key learnings from, Malama Mwilwa, Ex-Accounting and Finance Lead at BongoHive


This episode explores how to build a compelling brand. It will explore key learnings from Towani Clarke, founder of Kutowa, an afro-chic clothes and accessories label. Key Learnings are provided by Emma Troughton – Country Manager at Tilt Africa, Ex-Innovation & Pre-Accelerator Lead at BongoHive.

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This episode gives a budding entrepreneur insight into what it takes to sell their product or services strategically, successfully and with confidence. It will explore key learnings from Emma Harvey, Business Development Consultant, who will share what tactics she employed to sell successfully and stand out in the market with brands such as Zambezi Pineapples and others. Sales guru, Amadeus Musumali, will provide further context and tips from his background in sales.


This episode explores how to navigate networking events and hone your skills as a budding entrepreneur. Alfred Chirwa, an experienced Managing Consultant shares his experience and tips on how to network expertly and with success. Lukonga Lindunda, BongoHive Co-founder and Executive Director provides more context to the topic.


This episode explores how to go about building the right team to help young entrepreneurs businesses grow. Christina Syafunko of Kamanga Wear offers her insights, while key learnings are presented by BongoHive representative, Lukonga Lindunda, Co-founder and Executive Director.


This episode takes a real look at the secret struggle of an entrepreneur. Catherine Phiri, Co-founder at Media 365 gets personal and lifts the veil off of the day to day struggles of an entrepreneur. Organizational Change Architect & Behaviour Specialist, Nankonde Kasonde, helps us understand how to navigate the choppy waters of entrepreneurship.


This episode gives budding entrepreneurs an insight into what investors look for in start-ups and how to make sure that they are investor-ready. Rodney Carew, Head of Open Capital Advisors Zambia, shares his insights from an investor’s perspective. It also features insights from Simunza Muyangana, BongoHive Co-founder and Director – Entrepreneurship.