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The presentation will give an overview of the financial implications of COVID 19 on your SME business and the underlying economic fundamentals driving the depreciation of the kwacha. What are the lessons and positioning yourself for post COVID 19. Speaker: Trevor Hambayi, a Financial Analyst and recently completed a PhD research study focusing on Access to Finance for SMEs is a Senior Partner with Development Finance Associates (DFA). DFA works to support SME increase access to finance and is developing financing platforms to enhance the opportunity for SMEs. He has over 25 years of work experience in the commercial sector as well as an entrepreneur. He has authored a book chapter, published more than 6 international articles, a mentor and advocate for improved support to SMEs both locally and internationally.
BongoHive is now taking applications for the Education Technology (EdTech) Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (29th July - 2nd August 2019). Deadline to apply is 12th July, 2019. Visit the link below to apply.
BongoHive are excited to welcome you in 2019 with their first storytelling event of the year, highlighting amazing stories of personal, business and project failure and the wisdom and resilience learned from such experiences. Join us as we host, Mr. Elias Chipimo Jr, Founder and former senior partner of Zambia’s pre-eminent and largest legal firm, Corpus Legal Practitioners and a member of the advisory board of Mwabu. In this talk you can expect an experience-based story about Mr. Chipimo's past failures and unexpected twists in life, and most importantly, how these events have brought him closer to his success today. Please register your details using the ticket link before wait-list slots are sold out!
SPARK Coding and Electronics Bootcamp by BongoHive is a fun 2-day project-based programme hosted during the long school holidays (August - September) to introduce young people aged 11-13 years to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and computer programming. By participating in the programme, kids learn fundamental electronics and science concepts, with practical build sessions in which they get to learn how to turn ideas into solutions. They are empowered to express their creativity and harness critical 21st-century skills. Age: 11 – 13 years Dates: Option 1: Mon 3rd – Tue 4th Sept 2018 Option 2: Wed 5th – Thu 6th Sept 2018 Option 3: Fri 7th – Sat 8th Sept 2018 Time: 8:30hrs to 16:30hrs every day Please register attendance on or before 29th August 2018 by contacting BongoHive or visiting the link below. Payments can be made at BongoHive (address below) or via BongoHive's Bank Account: Bank: Stanbic Bank Zambia Limited Branch: Industrial Branch Branch Code: 04007 Account Name: BongoHive Innovations Limited Account # (ZMW): 9130000581031 Swift Code: SBICZMLX Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.
BongoHive in partnership with Social Enterprise Academy Zambia will be hosting a one day programme on "Introducing Social Enterprise". This programme will engage you in an introduction to the values and purpose of social enterprise, and help you to explore questions and issues around social entrepreneurship. The social entrepreneurship movement is just beginning to gain traction in Zambia with actors in primarily in the solar energy and health sectors. Social entrepreneurship offers an alternative model for solving some of the most pressing problems in our communities and takes into account the real challenges of sustainability, donor-dependency and community participation in development. This practical programme explores financial sustainability through an income-generation model, drawing on best practice from within the region and globally. Register for this event by visiting the link below.
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett Back by popular demand: I Blew it Nights are evenings devoted to the good stuff: failure. This month BongoHive is delighted to host another established entrepreneur, Sipho Phiri, who is the Executive Chairman at Western Power and Co-founded Leopards Memorial Park. In this talk you can expect an experience-based story about Sipho’s past failures and unexpected twists in life, and most importantly, how these events have brought him closer to his success today. About Blew It Night: I blew it nights are events where stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated. Each event is a unique opportunity. BongoHive invites entrepreneurs who will to talk about their “blew it” stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way. At the end of each person’s story, you’ll have a chance to ask questions- nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around. You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere - and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same mistakes. Who Is It For? I Blew It Nights are a rare breed of events uniting professionals of all ages and domains as well as students, entrepreneurial spirits and creative souls from all kinds of backgrounds and at various stops in their career journeys. Artists, startuppers, techies, students, investors, CEOs, bankers, engineers... you name it—all united under one group with one simple common denominator: failure. About the Speaker Sipho Phiri is a Zambian entrepreneur and a banker by profession with extensive Corporate Finance experience. Sipho has a wide range of business interests including the development of Western Power, a hydroelectric power station in Western Province, property development, a private cemetery and Zambia’s first Tier 3 multi-tenant data centre. Sipho recently established a solar power generation project, and along with his brother formed the DARP Foundation to promote education and sports for underprivileged Zambians. Sipho serves as Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Denmark. FAQ When should I arrive? Anytime from 5:30pm, the event will be kicking off at 6:00pm Where can I park? Free parking at BongoHive with a lot space. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? There's no need to print your ticket. Simply bring an electronic copy on your mobile device. To register for this event visit the website via the link below.
For start-ups and scaling businesses, going international/global is a complex and dynamic process. Gaining insights about your targeted markets, the competition and how you should deploy and sell your solutions is key to success. Join BongoHive as they host Bhatupe Mhango, an artisanal fragrance designer from Malawi creating unique fragrances for today’s modern woman. Her Europe-based perfume business, BU by Bhatupe is available in the U.S.A, UK, Uganda, Senegal and Malawi. Bhatupe will be joining us at BongoHive to share some key lessons learned from her business and first-hand experience scaling internationally. Here’s what to expect from the talk: The right time to consider going international What it means to run an African brand Tips for deciding which regions to prioritize Tax and legal systems Resources and organizations for support Challenges around industrialization Why attend: If you are considering expanding internationally, this is the place to be! Examples will be provided based on real-life examples and it will be interactive as we expect participants to share their experiences. About Bhatupe: Bhatupe has been focused on a creative path for the past few years, as she is a writer also in her spare time. Her first novel, The Cure, is available on Amazon.com. Prior to doing creative business she worked in the governance and international NGO sectors. She has a Bachelor's degree in Political and Public Administration Studies from the University of Malawi and an MBA focused on global business strategy from Hult International business school in San Francisco, USA. She is a mom and wife. FAQ When should I arrive? Anytime from 5:30pm, the event will be kicking off at 6:00pm Where can I park? Free parking at BongoHive with a lot space. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? There's no need to print your ticket. Simply bring an electronic copy on your mobile device. To register for this event visit the website via the link below.
Join BongoHive for an evening with Trevor Hambayi, Financial Analyst, PhD Research Fellow and Author. Event Description: Most small businesses rely on lenders or the three Fs (friends, family and fools) to provide the capital they need to either open a business or to finance capital improvements. Banks also have been reluctant to lend out money to small businesses. What are some of the alternative options for SMEs to access finance? In this talk, Trevor Hambayi will highlight the in-depth challenge of accessing finance by SMEs in Zambia and what alternative SMEs should consider. What they don’t tell you! About Trevor Hambayi Trevor Hambayi, is a Financial Analyst and currently a PhD research Fellow with the University of Bolton, advocates for the African continent's economic emancipation through improved access to finance for SMEs. He is Senior Managing Partner at Development Finance Associates which is Zambia's first Start-Up Fund Program that supports social investment in start-ups covering grants, debt finance and equity investment. He has worked with a Financial Institution in New York, USA as well as the United Nations in Sudan with more than 15 years in the private sector. FAQ When should I arrive? Anytime from 5:30pm, we'll be kicking things off at 6:00pm Where can I park? Free parking at BongoHive with a lot space. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? There's no need to print your ticket. Simply bring an electronic copy on your mobile device. To register for this event and get your ticket visit the link below.
Many investors, both foreign and domestic are interested in what business opportunities exist in Zambia. The fact that Zambia is an underdeveloped country suggests that there are opportunities in a variety of fields so the more interesting question is, why can’t we see them and why aren’t we benefitting from them? Come find out why. About Mafipe Mafipe M. Chunga is a Senior Manager at KPMG Zambia with a focus on investment promotion, Mergers and Acquisitions. He holds Bachelors’ degrees in Law and Accounting and is a Member of both the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of the UK. A former Manager, Corporate & Investment Banking at Citibank, his experience covers deal origination, commercial due diligences, financial due diligences, valuations, reporting accountants’ reports for listings and other transactional support. As a speaker or moderator his experience includes conferences and events for Stanbic Bank, the Zambia’s National Business Conference (supported by UKAID), AHK (Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and the 2017 World Export Development Forum hosted by the International Trade Centre (ITC). To register for this event visit the link below.
This Masterclass is for businesses with existing online communities who want to maximise their impact through targeting and analysing performance. Do you have a startup or small businesses with an established online community and want to take it to the next level? This Masterclass will show you how to plan a strategy, leverage off of tools to save you time and measure your impact. No matter the platform you use, you will focus on defining your key metrics, establishing benchmarks and planning for growth. Monitor: Traffic and conversions from social media sites Fan and follower numbers Engagement and social reach performance Target Fans and followers: Conversation participation and sharing Converting traffic to customers How to analyse and use key metrics Links: Mentions Traffic Social reach To maximize the impact of your social media channels and to utilize the powerful data your followers can provide. About Facilitator: Simunza Muyangana • Toast Master advanced leader-Silver • 9 years experience in digital media and advertising • Head of entrepreneurship and co-founder of BongoHive This masterclass is open to anyone from any sector, size of organisation or background. To register visit the link below.
Are you a startup or business with established processes but without progress tracking tools and want to take it to the next level? This workshop will enable you to understand and put in practice the principles of sound results-based monitoring and evaluation methodology in your project. This class will give businesses an understanding of the most common processes, tools, techniques, and theories that are necessary to monitor and evaluate your company or organisation. You will learn the following fundamentals: The Project Concept Project Design Project Planning Project Monitoring Project Evaluation Reflective Practice Businesses will participate in discussions and receive feedback from the course facilitator. Programme Times: Monday 09:00-11:00 (During the week) Saturday 09:00-11:00 (During the weekend) About Facilitator: Grace Chungu has a vast experience in monitoring and evaluation and has a lot of knowledge in the use of M&E tools. Who is this masterclass designed for? This masterclass is open to anyone from any sector, size of organisation or background. You will need to be a startup or organisation without Monitoring and Evaluation experience but eager to see your organisation succeed. To register visit the link below.
This facebook for business masterclass will help you learn how to build an online community, create brand awareness, market your products and drive sales through your Facebook page. About Facilitator: Simunza Muyangana • Toast Master advanced leader-Silver • 9years experience in digital media and advertising • Head of entrepreneurship and co-founder of BongoHive Who is this masterclass designed for? This masterclass is open to anyone from any sector, size of organisation or background and no web design experience in required although you will need to be comfortable using the internet such as social media for personal use (Facebook, etc.) and writing emails. To register visit the link below.
Bongohive will be hosting an Accouting and Finance Essentials Masterclass. In six sessions, learn the vital components of Accounting and Finance for small businesses: Regulatory compliance, Internal financial controls Good corporate governance practices Book keeping practices Accounting practices Understanding and constructing financial statements Budgeting and evaluation of a business’s financial performance Sources of financing Financial modelling Program dates: Tue Aug 14 at 18:00-20:00 Thu Aug 16 at 18:00-20:00 Sat Aug 18 at 09:00-12:00 Tue Aug 21 at 18:00-20:00 Thu Aug 23 at 18:00-20:00 Sat Aug 25 at 18:00-20:00 About Facilitator: Malama Mwilwa Accounting and Finance professional SAP Enterprise and Resource planning (ERP) expert 6 years finance and accounting experience Financial Modelling Expert Who is this masterclass designed for? This masterclass is open to anyone from any sector, size of organisation or background and no accounting experience is required however you should have some Excel knowledge. The course will entail putting learning into practice so you can be confident you’ve mastered how to keep your business healthy. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today to take control of your business and ensure the brightest future possible.
Is your startup solving a community or global matter such as education, healthcare, agriculture, renewable energy, women entrepreneurship, sharing economy and smart cities? Are you a Zambian startup: · Solving a societal problem in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) · Have at least a working prototype · Have piloted your business model and can show some traction · Have a skilled team and the drive to succeed Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS) and BongoHive invite you to apply to Pitch at the ConnectedHubs Pitch Event. This pitch event provides a chance for one Zambian startup to travel to Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA). 15 startups will be selected to pitch. A panel of judges will then select the best 3 startups to stand a chance to go to Slush. Slush is one of the leading tech conferences in Helsinki, Finland. In 2017, Slush gathered over 20,000 attendees including investors, startups and the actors in the global tech industry. The most potential early-stage startup chosen stands a chance to build their business in Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA). The startup will join GIA and the impact-minded entrepreneurs from emerging markets to bring their business to the next level. Online training in September-December gives the startups a boost in, among other areas, business development and pitching. The training culminates in the GIA Bootcamp and Slush in Helsinki from Nov 27-Dec 6, 2018. Applications to Pitch are open from 16th June - 17th July 2018. Shortlisted participants will be contacted. To apply visit the link below.
Forloop Zambia and BongoHive will be hosting the launch of FoorLoop in Zambia with the theme "Discover how to get ahead with your career development as a developer". Forloop is a community of passionate software developers and enthusiasts across Africa, and has already launched in countries like Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. forLoop aims to build Africa’s Tech Ecosystem and helps to connect developers across africa, forLoopZambia will bring Developers, Tech Enthusiasts and Tech Professionals from around Zambia and it will be a great place to put your skills to the best use and network with other developers. Join Forloop as they launch the Zambia Chapter. Visit the link below for more information and to register.
BongoHive in conjunction with Alliance Française of Lusaka will be offering you a unique chance to meet some of Zambia's most promising startups from the BongoHive Launch Programme. Launch is a 3-month accelerator programme that strategically focuses on startups that already have businesses but are looking to gain further traction and scale. After 12-weeks of hard work, the current Launch startups will be presenting and highlighting their Business to a panel of Judges and the audience. Graduates of the program have received investment in excess of $500,000. Limited seating available. Get a free ticket via the link below to attend.
The Training Leaders Consortium brings yet another exciting training to help individuals become the best of themselves and create the most value for their employers and so increase their value to their organization and the market. At the end of the training, participants will have the knowledge and tips to: Understand their role and the value of their work to the bigger organisational goals Identify, create and maximise on opportunities to become the MVP in their team Seek full clarity on the instructions and expectations to effectively execute tasks and create results Utilise workplace communication etiquette to set themselves apart. Outstandingly brand themselves to highlight their strengths and access opportunities. For more information and to register contact the Training Leaders Consortium.
Improve your communication skills, gain confidence to speak with eloquence and ease in any situation, particularly in business - sales, presentations, interviews, pitches, etc. This is a 4 session masterclass hosted by BongoHive. Learn about: Impromptu speaking How to structure a speech & defining a clear purpose The importance of body language How to use vocal variety to enhance your message Appropriate word usage Effective group discussions & decision making How to evaluate speeches Session dates: Mon Apr 16 | 09:00-12:00 Fri Apr 20 | 09:00-12:00 Mon Apr 23 | 09:00-12:00 Fri Apr 27 | 09:00-12:00 Mon Apr 30 | 09:00-12:00 Fri May 4 | 09:00-12:00 Who is this masterclass designed for? This masterclass is open to anyone from any sector, size of organisation or background. To register please visit the link below.
Join BongoHive for the 1st American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia 2018 professional development series talk on Social Media vs. Traditional Marketing by Dr. Bruce Dunams. See image below for more information.
Girls Make Games is a series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to inspire the next generation of designers, creators, and engineers. This workshop is part of the GMG Around the World 2018 initiative that will feature day long workshops in cities around the world. At the end of the event you will receive a certificate confirming your participation in the Girls Make Games Around the World 2018 program. Who should attend this event: Ages 8+ to infinity. For more information and to register contact Ubongo Game Lab.
This facebook for business masterclass helps you learn how to build an online community, create brand awareness, market your products and drive sales through your facebook page. Who is this masterclass designed for? This masterclass is open to anyone from any sector, size of organisation or background and no web design experience in required although you will need to be comfortable using the internet such as social media for personal use (Facebook, etc.) and writing emails. To register for this event please visit the link below.
Whether it’s learning the building blocks of design or using your site to maximise marketing plans, this course will teach you all the essentials you need: How to create purposeful content Understanding the fundamentals of website types (HTML, CSS & Javascript) Getting to grips with the technology behind it all How your website can be used for marketing (email, newsletters, social media, etc.) Maximising the impact of analytics Introduction to ‘cool tools’ that can enhance your user journey This interactive masterclass will get you creating a site from day 1 so challenges and improvements can be discussed with the group and your advisor throughout, helping you to continually improve across the 3 days. So sign up today to give yourself all the knowledge you need to understand and build your very own website. Who is this masterclass designed for? This masterclass is open to anyone from any sector, size of organisation or background and no web design experience in required although you will need to be comfortable using the internet such as social media (Facebook, etc.) and writing emails. Requirements: A wifi enabled Laptop. To register for this masterclass please visit the link below.
This Instagram for business masterclass will help you learn how to build an online community on Instagram for your business, create brand awareness, market your products and drive sales through your Instagram page. Who is this masterclass designed for? This masterclass is open to anyone from any sector, size of organisation or background and no web design experience in required although you will need to be comfortable using the internet such as social media for personal use (Facebook, etc.) and writing emails. To register for this event please visit the link below.
If you are a startup or small businesses with an established online community and want to take it to the next level? This Masterclass will show you how to plan a strategy, leverage off of tools to save you time and measure your impact. No matter the platform you use, you will focus on defining your key metrics, establishing benchmarks and planning for growth. Monitor: Traffic and conversions from social media sites Fan and follower numbers Engagement and social reach performance Target Fans and followers: Conversation participation and sharing Converting traffic to customers How to analyse and use key metrics for: Links: Mentions Traffic Social reach Maximize the impact of your social media channels and to utilize the powerful data your followers can provide. This masterclass is open to anyone from any sector, size of organisation or backgrounds. To sign up please visit the link below.

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