BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. This organisation works with great minds building solutions that change the world. BongoHive’s programmes have been crafted to guide startups through the entrepreneurial journey; from idea right through to scaling. The organisation’s hive of innovative expertise feeds entrepreneurial thinking into young businesses to catalyse growth.
BongoHive is determined to accelerate the growth of Zambia’s most promising startups by offering programmes that are focused on identifying Zambia's entrepreneurs. This organisation brings various entrepreneurs into its space and turn their ideas and projects into scalable businesses.
Accelerating the growth of Zambia’s most promising startups
Organisation turns ideas and projects into scalable businesses
Educating and creating platforms to share experiences and ideas
The start-up programmes include the following;
This is a Student-focused entrepreneurship programme to share knowledge, collaborate, and be the ultimate platform for young people to realise their entrepreneurial potential. The programme focuses on imparting skills including critical thinking, problem solving, business modelling, customer research and strategy, and digital marketing.
BongoHive-X has three pillars:
● Knowledge sharing;
● Ultimate platform for students to realise their entrepreneurial potential to solve problems.
This is a programme for aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to turn a business idea into a launchable startup. It is an intense 3 week full-time bootcamp that gives you the skills you need to test, refine and prototype your idea.
Discover will help you explore the potential of a business idea by validating the market and testing all your assumptions. Discover will help you gain the knowledge you need to successfully launch your business, and save you time and money in the process.
BongoHive will help you to:
● Know your customer
● Find your unique place in the market (Unique Value Proposition)
● Validating your model with sound financial projections
● Understanding PACRA, ZRA & business banking
● How to create a compelling brand
● Create a prototype and improving it
● Learning how to pitch to partners, investors, customers etc
Accelerate your startup through the Launch Accelerator. This is a 6 month incubation programme (a 3 months startup program + 3 months additional business support) for a handful of startups with great promise. Startups in the program share co-working space with other Launch startups, are matched with an industry leading mentor relevant to their startup, access to legal advice and regularly work with our in-house Accounting and Finance Lead.
Launch startups have priority access at heavily discounted rates to almost all of our programming. Some of their programming includes quarterly pitch nights, financial bootcamps and occasional invites to exclusive closed door events.
● Top Rate Class Sessions on Business Modeling
● One on One Business Advisory Sessions
● One on One Legal Consultancy with Musa Dudhia and Co.
● Free Co-working Space for 6 months
● High-Speed Internet Access from CEC Liquidand MTN Zambia
● Free Cloud Computing Credit with Amazon’s AWS or Microsofts’s Azure platforms
● Top Rate Business Mentorship & Amazing Networking Opportunities
● Introduction to Funding, Promotion and Travel Opportunities
Participants must have at least a minimum viable product, desire and ability to grow in and outside of Zambia and can demonstrate some sort of market traction
An invite-only programme for the most promising startups in Launch. Startups are surrounded with awesome resources, mentors, co-working space as you grow your sales and users and prepare your startup for investment.
BongoHive offers a mix of entrepreneurial culture and innovative work space. Located on Thabo Mbeki Avenue, in Mass Media Area, this organisation is the ideal place to get work done.
Facilities designed to suit entrepreneurs
Range of work space options
Environment conducive to creative activity
Hot Desk/Open Plan Seating, Dedicated Desk, and Private Offices
Fast and secure Internet with a backup link
Reliable power with a backup generator
Operational hours: 08:00hrs – 17:00hrs (Monday to Friday)
Meeting and event rooms
Full Kitchen with tea and coffee-making facilities
BongoHive Consult exists to solve challenges. Their hive of great minds brings entrepreneurial thinking into corporate organisations to create solutions through innovation, tech and training.
Entrepreneurial thinking into corporate organisations
Focuses on identifying Zambia’s best and brightest entrepreneurs
Consultancy services to corporate and institutional clients
Innovate with BongoHive Consult and they will design a unique process guaranteed to answer your business challenge. Their methodologies are grounded in ‘Lean’ thinking meaning they add value to every step of the journey. They continually test and validate to minimise risk and get ideas to market. Their collaborative of thinkers is key to every success ensuring they combine talent from strategists, techies, creatives and most importantly you and your customers. Explore BongoHive's products below to get a snapshot of what your innovation process could entail:
BongoHive has built a team of Zambia’s most skilled coders to execute the most cutting edge concepts in tech. So whether you would like to come up with a tech idea from scratch or you already have an idea that needs a quality execution, BongoHive would love to talk.
BongoHive bridges the skills gap within your business by providing training that improves the visibility of your brand. Let this organisation take away the strain by training your team in a number of skills that will enhance your business. They provide trainers who have professional experience in everything they are teaching ensuring your staff get only the very best learning. Sessions can be designed to suit your timings and requirements.