Standard Chartered

Women in Tech
Incubation Programme

Business Incubation

Three (3) months of learning experience in business management and operations in-person

Personalised Mentorship

Personalised mentorship for all participants & their business needs

Planning and Support

Access to legal, accounting, financial planning & tech support

Networking & Expert help

Access to networking opportunities with
fellow successful applicants and
industry experts

Alumni Opportunity

An opportunity to join BongoHive’s supportive Alumni Network

Funding Opportunities

$10,000 equity-free grant seed funding for the top six (6) finalists from the incubation
programme to assist with the implementation of technology in their businesses

Continued Support

Six (6) months ongoing support from Standard Chartered, BongoHive & a network of coaches and mentors to assist with go-to-market strategies and scaling-up for the top six (6) finalists

Empowering women with digital technology solutions

Who can apply?

We are seeking to recruit the best entrepreneurial minds of women-led startup teams using digital technology as a key driver of innovation in business.

The business owner must be a Zambian female founder or co-founder over 18 years of age and with an equal or majority stake
The business must be based and operating in Zambia
The business must already be using digital technology, or have a clear need to incorporate digital technology to enable their business to grow
The business owner must be of Zambian nationality
The business must have been registered with PACRA for at least 3 months
The business owner may be seeking support for customer, product, and/or business model development

Key persons of the business
(preferably 2 founders) must be available to undertake the 3-month virtual incubation programme from March to May 2024

The top 6 winners of the incubation programme must be able to attend a 6-month acceleration programme from 3rd June 2024 to 3rd December 2024

The prize fund is primarily for building the digital technology and any balance to be used in the business

Contact Us

Call: +26 095 301 7526


BongoHive Technology & Innovation Hub

6th Floor, ZEP-RE Business Park, Alick Nkhata Road, Lusaka, Zambia

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