About SC Women In Tech

The Standard Chartered Women in Technology Incubator (WiT) Zambia, is Africa’s leading incubator programme for female-run and founded businesses. It aligns with calls for more diversity in technology, entrepreneurship and for more opportunities for women to develop entrepreneurial and leadership excellence. This speaks to the bank’s Sustainability and Community Engagement strategy and focuses on supporting innovation, infrastructure and technology.

The programme is an initiative of Standard Chartered Bank Zambia and will be implemented by BongoHive, following the successful implementation of the Women in Tech programme in Kenya, Nigeria and Bahrain to mention a few.

The key objective of the incubator programme is to help Zambian Women entrepreneurs or business owners who want to or are leveraging technology to grow their business but lack the necessary support. The programme is designed to provide targeted support in areas of business operations, digitisation and digital transformation, accounting and financial management.

Successful applicants will begin their journey with a 3-month incubation programme followed by a 6-month acceleration programme for selected participants from the incubation programme.

Programme Timeline

Programme Launch

4th November 2020

Call for Applications

7th December 2020 – 5th February 2021

Application Shortlisting

1st February 2021 – 15th February 2021

Shortlist Announcement

16th February 2021

Incubation Phase

24th March 2021 – 20th June 2021

Demo Day & Award Ceremony

24th June 2021 and 30th June 2021

Post Incubation Support

12th July 2021 – 3rd November 2021

SC Women in Tech Programme

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