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Information Session: Standard Chartered - Women in Tech (WiT) Incubation Programme

Join us for this information session for the SC Women In Tech Incubator programme, especially if you have questions regarding the programme and how to complete your application on F6S.

SC Women In Technology programme Information Session

BongoHive with the Standard Chartered Bank Zambia team hosted an Information Session about the SC Women In Technology programme. In the information Session we talked about the programme, application criteria and benefits of being a part of this inaugural cohort.

The Women in Tech Zambia Programme is proudly funded by Standard Chartered Bank ZambiaAbout Standard Chartered.

  • The programme is implemented by BongoHive
  • About BongoHive:  BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. 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. 
  • The incubation period is 12 weeks for 10 successful applicants
  • This will be followed by an acceleration phase providing 6 months of ongoing support to the Top 5 winners of the incubation period
  • 3 months learning experience on business operations;
  • Personalised mentorship for all participants and their business needs;
  • Access to legal, accounting, financial planning and tech support;
  • Access to networking opportunities with fellow successful applicants and industry experts;
  • $10,000 equity grant seed funding for the top five finalists from the incubation programme to assist with implementation of tech in their businesses;
  • 6 months ongoing support from Standard Chartered; BongoHive and a network of coaches and mentors to assist with go-to-market strategies and scaling-up for the top five finalists; and
  • Opportunity to join BongoHive’s supportive Alumni Network.

 

  • The business owner must be a female founder or co-founder over 18 years of age;

  • The business must be founded or co-founded by a woman with an equal or majority stake;

  • The business must be based and operating in Lusaka, Zambia and aligned with the needs of Zambians;

  • The business must already have a technology-based or enabled business or a clear need to leverage technology to enable the business to grow;

  • The business owner must be of Zambian nationality;

  • The business must have been in operation for at least 3 months;

  • The business owner may be seeking support for customer, product, and business model development;

  • A maximum of 2 team members (preferably founders) must be able to attend a 3-month incubation programme from March to May 2021; and

  • The top 5 winners of the incubation programme must be able to attend a 6-month acceleration programme from July to December 2021.

The application deadline is January 31 2021

  1. 3 months learning experience on business operations;
  2. Personalised mentorship for all participants and their business needs;
  3. Access to legal, accounting, financial planning and tech support;
  4. Access to networking opportunities with fellow successful applicants and industry experts;
  5. $10,000 equity grant seed funding for the top five finalists from the incubation programme to assist with implementation of tech in their businesses;
  6. 6 months ongoing support from Standard Chartered; BongoHive and a network of coaches and mentors to assist with go-to-market strategies and scaling-up for the top five finalists; and
  7. Opportunity to join BongoHive’s supportive Alumni Network.

The programme begins on 24th March 2021

The programme ends on 3rd November 2021

1. Prototyping and MVP Development

2. Investor Preparedness and Deal Structuring

3. Product Design

4. Customer Discovery and Validation

5. Business Modelling

6. Brand Development

7. Financial Modelling and Management

8. Sales and Marketing

9. Intellectual Property, Legal Processes and Structures

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