On Tuesday 30th June 2020, I am honoured to join BongoHive for their first-ever virtual fireside chat Hive-Webinar. Reimagining Africa Post Covid19 will delve into the opportunities available to African entrepreneurs post-COVID. Since the lockdown across the African continent, we have witnessed a can-do spirit as African SMEs and the ecosystem support organisations have responded with new ways to serve the needs of consumers, businesses, and communities. African entrepreneurs now is the time to learn how to lobby, to leverage the power of the collective and change our mindset.
The fireside chat will be held on Tuesday, 30th of June 2020 at 3:00PM CAT/GMT +2 on ZOOM. To register, please complete the registration form here.
About BongoHive – FELIX: This is optional. If it’s too long for the post – then just add link to the their website.
In September 2018, I had the opportunity to visit BongoHive, Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub and to meet the Founders and the young vibrant community. Established in May 2011 and based in Lusaka, the co-founders, all enthusiastic programmers, sought to address the gaps they experienced working within the local technology industry leading to a lack of coordination, skills exposure, and productivity. BongoHive has evolved to assist scalable startups of any background by enhancing skills, accelerating growth, strengthening networks, increasing collaboration, providing a forum for ideas exchange, and reducing the barriers to entrepreneurship.
They pprovide a range of start-up and tech programmes, workshops and events all focused on making Zambia Africa’s next hotbed of innovation. The programmes that they have created have been crafted to guide start-ups through the entrepreneurial journey; from idea right through to getting investment. They collaborate extensively with like-minded organisations and industry leaders to ensure that they are delivering relevant material that helps start-ups thrive. Their partners and stakeholders include several Zambian government entities from local to republic level alongside both local and international non-governmental, corporate, and tertiary education partners.
In addition to the start-up programmes, BongoHive organises issue-specific workshops and seminars, support community developer groups on a variety of topics such as gaming and robotics and host a wide range of industry networking events.