Yango, the international tech company committed to local enrichment, proudly supported the Zambia Tech-Xpo 2023, a groundbreaking event showcasing the transformative power of disruptive technology in Zambia.
The event brought together technology enthusiasts, investors, startups, policymakers, and industry experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges the Zambian tech space faced. The event provided a platform for stakeholders to exchange ideas and insights, network, and explore potential collaborations and partnerships.
The speech that opened the ceremony was read by The Permanent Secretary on behalf of the Minister of Technology and Science, Honorable Felix C. Mutati, MP. It was inspiring and conveyed the minister’s gratitude to Techtrends Zambia and partners such as Yango for organizing such a significant event.
In his speech, the Minister highlighted the profound impact of disruptive technology in various sectors, including healthcare, agriculture, education, energy, and finance. He emphasized the importance of embracing technological advancements for Zambia’s collective prosperity.
The Minister unveiled the recent launch of the ICT Policy and Digital Transformation Strategy, emphasizing the need for increased efforts to bridge the digital divide. Yango fully supports these initiatives and aligns its mission with the goals set forth in these strategic documents.
Yango Country Manager, Ms. Kabanda Chewe, echoed the enthusiasm for the Zambia Tech-Xpo 2023, stating, “At Yango, we are thrilled to have sponsored the technology Startup Pitch Challenge. As a tech company, we are committed to contributing to the growth of future tech trendsetters, data scientists and innovators. It’s delightful to see Zambians taking the lead in exploring these technologies and their potential for job creation and economic transformation.”
The competition allowed young and innovative startups to showcase their products and services to investors and potential partners. The competition aimed to highlight the vibrant startup ecosystem in Zambia and support entrepreneurs in bringing their ideas to life.
The first place cash prize of $500, went to Alhassan Diallo for his pitch on Pa Job; a start-up that aims to revolutionize the way people connect to service providers. The second cash prize of $300 was awarded to Matthew Mbazima for Edulync, which is a start-up that aims to break down traditional educational barriers and make learning an accessible and personalized experience. Finally, the cash prize of $200 was awarded to the Pamo Pitch presented by Chisomo Mutale, which is a start-up that aims at making event management and collaboration easier and more efficient.
The winners expressed their delight and appreciation to Yango for its support and contribution to education and tech innovation in Zambia. The skillful display of their innovative ideas relays why educational competitions such as the start-up challenge will continue to have a positive impact on society.