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Applications Now Open For SC Women in Tech Cohort 4

In an inspiring collaboration, Standard Chartered Bank Zambia and BongoHive have once again joined forces for the Standard Chartered (SC) Women in Tech Incubation Program Cohort 4, aimed at empowering women-led startups in Zambia. This innovative initiative offers a three-month immersive learning experience, personalized mentorship, and a comprehensive suite of support services tailored to the unique needs of entrepreneurs.

Crafting a Tailored Learning Experience:

Entrepreneurs participating in the program engage in a dynamic three-month, in-person curriculum that delves deep into the nuances of business management and operations. Drawing insights from seasoned professionals, industry leaders, and successful entrepreneurs, participants gain invaluable knowledge that shapes the trajectory of their businesses.

Guidance Tailored to Individual Needs:

The commitment to success extends beyond the program’s duration. Participants receive personalized mentorship, addressing their specific business needs. From strategic planning and financial guidance to legal counsel and tech support, the collaboration between Standard Chartered and BongoHive ensures a comprehensive support system.

Building Bridges: Networking and Expert Assistance:

Exclusive networking opportunities are a highlight of the program, allowing participants to forge meaningful connections with like-minded entrepreneurs and industry experts. This facilitates collaboration, idea-sharing, and the opportunity to seek advice from those who have navigated similar paths.

Alumni Network: Fostering Community Beyond the Program:

Participants not only undergo a transformative journey during the program but also gain access to BongoHive’s supportive Alumni Network. This community, facilitated by Standard Chartered and BongoHive, provides ongoing support and collaboration for sustained growth.

Seeding Success: Funding Opportunities:

In acknowledgment of their dedication, the top six finalists from the incubation program stand a chance to receive a $10,000 equity-free grant seed funding. This financial boost aims to empower participants in implementing cutting-edge technology solutions within their businesses.

Sustained Growth: Continued Support from Standard Chartered and BongoHive:

Beyond the initial incubation, participants enjoy six months of ongoing support from Standard Chartered, BongoHive, and a network of experienced coaches and mentors. This sustained support is designed to assist in refining go-to-market strategies and scaling up businesses for lasting success.

Application Criteria:

  • Zambian female founders or co-founders aged 18 and above.
  • Businesses based and operating in Zambia.
  • Businesses already leveraging digital technology or with potential for growth through technology.
  • Zambian nationality.
  • Businesses registered with PACRA for at least three months.
  • Seeking support for customer, product, and/or business model development.
  • Key persons available for the 3-month virtual incubation program from March to May 2024.
  • Top 6 winners must attend a 6-month acceleration program from 3rd June 2024 to 3rd December 2024.

Application Process: Empowering Women with Digital Technology Solutions

Zambian women entrepreneurs are encouraged to seize this collaborative opportunity. The application process is now open, inviting visionary entrepreneurs to embark on a transformative journey towards empowerment in the digital age.

Click here to apply. Deadline for applications is 12th January, 2024.

Note: The prize fund is primarily intended for building digital technology, with any remaining balance allocated to support the overall growth of participants’ businesses.

For more details:

Call: +26 095 301 7526

Email: info@scwomenintech.co.zm

Visit: https://scwomenintech.co.zm/ or BongoHive Technology & Innovation Hub, 6th Floor, ZEP-RE Business Park, Alick Nkhata Road, Lusaka, Zambia

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