The BongoHive Podcast Season 2 has been created in collaboration with the UN International Trade Centre (ITC) #FastTrackTech Africa Initiative.
We will explore the entrepreneurial journeys of startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses and hear insights from trainers and experts. Our guests come from Zambia, and other countries on the African continent, covering a variety of topics that seek to inspire and help build more entrepreneurs in Africa.
Season 1 of the BongoHive Podcast is available here.

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Episode 1: Bootstrapping with Sara Drawwater, Pearl Chunga, Serena Jhala, and Asha Mweru-Mbowa

We will explore the entrepreneurial journeys of startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses and hear insights from trainers and experts. Our guests come from Zambia, and other countries on the African continent, covering a variety of topics that seek to inspire and help build more entrepreneurs in Africa.

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

Episode 1 – Bootstrapping with Sara Drawwater, Pearl Chunga, Serena Jhala, and Asha Mweru-Mbowa

We discuss the process of building a business from scratch without attracting investment or with minimal external capital and how that impacts businesses. The episode showcases interviews with entrepreneurs Sara Drawwater, Pearl Chunga and Serena Jhala in Zambia. It also features regional insights from Asha Mweru-Mbowa who is an Investment Advisor from Kenya.

Episode 2: Business Continuity: An Entrepreneur’s Journey Through a Pandemic with Chishimba and Monde Nyambe, and Brian Ross 

We explore the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on local businesses, speaking to business owners Chishimba and Monde Nyambe, and Brian Ross from Prospero Zambia. We also hear from Sophie Nanteza, who shares key learnings about business continuity during these unprecedented times.

Episode 3: Out of the Box Approaches to Exploring Business Markets with Mafipe Chunga, Kupela Clarke, Simunza Muyangana and Mutoba Ngoma

This episode explores out-of-the-box entrepreneurship, with interviews about setting up a niche business and pivoting with property owners Mafipe Chunga and Kupela Clarke of OneSquareK, and innovative biodiesel-turned-soap business owner, Mutoba Ngoma of Tapera Industries.  Simunza Muyangana of BongoHive also shares his insights on setting up businesses and finding niche markets.

Episode 4: The Wave of Digitization with Afshon Wallace Ngige, Perseus Mlambo, Innocent Mandona, and Tasila Banda

We discuss the role that digitization plays in the business sector, by addressing ways in which tech is transforming businesses and business models, especially during COVID-19. The episode features interviews with entrepreneurs Afshon Wallace Ngige of Afridelivery, Perseus Mlambo of Zazu, and representatives from the National Technology Business Centre (NTBC) Zambia.

Episode 5: Strategic SME and Corporate Partnerships with Chabu Muchinshi, Gilbert Mwale, and Jessica Chisompola

We explore business partnerships – how to identify potential partners and secure beneficial strategic partnerships. The episode features 3 guests who, through their businesses and their roles, take us through the journey of securing partnerships and strategic collaborations.