We work with great minds building viable solutions that change the world by providing a range of startup and innovation programmes all focused on making Zambia Africa’s next hotbed of innovation.

Current Programmes

Spark 4 Kids

A fun 2-day project-based programme hosted during school holidays to introduce kids (9-12yrs) to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and computer programming.

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We develop, implement, and support initiatives focused on students and their ability to solve grand challenges

EdTech Bootcamp

A 3-day workshop & intense one-on-one consultations with experts to accelerate the growth of EdTech startups.

SADC Innovation Challenge

Supporting early stage innovations that are relevant to financial inclusion in SMME Financing, Digital Financial Identity, Women and Savings, and Access to Basic Services

Fintech4U Accelerator

The programme is designed for entrepreneurs who have recently started a fintech or digital financial services business that has the potential to grow throughout Zambia and the regional market.

Social Enterprise Academy Zambia

The programmes are customizable, practical and responsive to the needs of organisations or people transitioning into the social impact space or those already well-established in the space.

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

 A programme aimed at connecting women business builders in Zambia with the tools needed to bring their bright entrepreneurial ideas to life.

Agribusiness Accelerator Initiative

A partnership of public and private organisations focusing resources on building the capacity of the small rural businesses that are critical to the deepening and broadening of the agricultural sector.

Past Programmes

Discover

For aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to turn a business idea into a launchable startup.  This is an intense 2 week full-time bootcamp that gives you the skills you need to test, refine and prototype your idea.

Launch

Built for launched early-stage startups, this programme takes a handful of promising founders through a 3 month programme that accelerates their growth.  If your startup has the ability to disrupt the market and go global, Launch is for you.

DataHack4FI

DataHack for Financial Inclusion brought together data enthusiasts and emerging tech companies to promote data-driven solutions for financial and economic inclusion.

Agribusiness Bootcamp

A bootcamp for 150 Agriprocessing SMEs that included face-to-face “speed dating” sessions and five-day intensive Bootcamp.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp helped assist entrepreneurs to work together and start businesses in 6 thematic areas.

Boost Up

Set up, Stand Up and Scale Up events included coaching, pitch competitions and incubation of 5 startups representing each country taking part in Slush 2019 in Helsinki.

Startup Alumni