16 episodes

The BongoHive Podcast is serialised audio content taking listeners through the various challenges they may face as budding entrepreneurs and how they can tackle them.

BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. Established in May 2011 and based in Lusaka, we work with great minds building viable solutions that change the world.

Want to start or grow your business? Call +260 95 301 7526, send an email to contactus@bongohive.co.zm or visit www.bongohive.co.zm for more information.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The BongoHive Podcast is serialised audio content taking listeners through the various challenges they may face as budding entrepreneurs and how they can tackle them.

BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. Established in May 2011 and based in Lusaka, we work with great minds building viable solutions that change the world.

Want to start or grow your business? Call +260 95 301 7526, send an email to contactus@bongohive.co.zm or visit www.bongohive.co.zm for more information.

    S2 Episode 4: The Wave of Digitization with Afshon Wallace Ngige, Perseus Mlambo, Innocent Mandona, and Tasila Banda

    S2 Episode 4: The Wave of Digitization with Afshon Wallace Ngige, Perseus Mlambo, Innocent Mandona, and Tasila Banda

    We discuss the role that digitization plays in the business sector, by addressing ways in which tech is transforming businesses and business models, especially during COVID-19. The episode features interviews with entrepreneurs Afshon Wallace Ngige of Afridelivery, Perseus Mlambo of Zazu, and representatives from the National Technology Business Centre (NTBC) from Zambia.

    Our guests:

    (VOXPOP) Silumesii Maboshe - BongoHive Co-founder and Head of BongoHive Consult.

    Afshon Wallace Ngige is the CEO of AfriDelivery, which is an online platform that allows users to order different goods and services and have them delivered to their location.

    Perseus Mlambo is the CEO of Zazu Africa, a smart digital-money account that helps users manage their finances.

    From the National Technology Business Center, we were joined by Innocent Mandona and Tasila Banda, Manager - Marketing and Technology and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, respectively. NTBC is a statutory body under the Ministry of Higher Education, mandated to commercialise innovations and to conduct technology transfer.


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    • 36 min
    S2 Episode 3: Out of the Box Approaches to Exploring Business Markets with Mafipe Chunga, Kupela Clarke, Simunza Muyangana, and Mutoba Ngoma

    S2 Episode 3: Out of the Box Approaches to Exploring Business Markets with Mafipe Chunga, Kupela Clarke, Simunza Muyangana, and Mutoba Ngoma

    This episode explores out-of-the-box entrepreneurship, with interviews about setting up a niche business and pivoting with property owners Mafipe Chunga and Kupela Clarke of OneSquareK, and innovative biodiesel-turned-soap business owner, Mutoba Ngoma of Tapera Industries. BongoHive cofounder and Director of Entrepreneurship, Simunza Muyangana, also shares his insights on setting up businesses and finding niche markets.


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    • 29 min
    S2 Episode 2: Business Continuity: An Entrepreneur’s Journey Through a Pandemic with Chishimba and Monde Nyambe, and Brian Ross

    S2 Episode 2: Business Continuity: An Entrepreneur’s Journey Through a Pandemic with Chishimba and Monde Nyambe, and Brian Ross

    We explore the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on local businesses, speaking to business owners Chishimba and Monde Nyambe, and Brian Ross from Prospero Zambia. We also hear from Sophie Nanteza, who shares key learnings about business continuity during these unprecedented times.

    Our guests:
    Chishimba and Monde Nyambe, Managing Partners at PR Girl Media. They specialise in traditional and digital Public Relations solutions, that also include event management.

    Brain Ross is the Deputy CEO and Sector Head for Tourism and Hospitality at Prospero Zambia. His role within Prospero focuses on ensuring effective overall delivery of the company’s strategy and also facilitating meaningful investments to drive inclusive growth of MSMEs within Zambia’s tourism, artisanal products and conservation sectors.

    Sophie Nanteza is an International Consultant for the UN International Trade Centre. She works with tech entrepreneurs across sub-Saharan Africa, to develop and implement business models and processes with the intent to grow sustainable businesses.


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    • 35 min
    S2 Episode 1: Bootstrapping with Sara Drawwater, Pearl Chunga, Serena Jhala, and Asha Mweru-Mbowa

    S2 Episode 1: Bootstrapping with Sara Drawwater, Pearl Chunga, Serena Jhala, and Asha Mweru-Mbowa

    We discuss the process of building a business from scratch without attracting investment or with minimal external capital and how that impacts businesses. The episode showcases interviews with entrepreneurs Sara Drawwater, Pearl Chunga and Serena Jhala in Zambia. It also features regional insights from Asha Mweru-Mbowa who is an Investment Advisor from Kenya.


    Our guests:
    Sara Drawwater is the Marketing Director at InfoBwana (former The Best of Zambia) and ShopBwana. InfoBwana is a site to find useful information about businesses in Zambia and ShopBwana is an online shopping and delivery system, cultivating a thriving e-commerce culture in Zambia.

    Pearl Chunga and Serena Jhala are co-owners of Pink Champagne Event Planners, based in Zambia. They specialize in private and corporate events.

    Asha Mweru-Mbowa is the founder of WomenWork Kenya, the go-to network for ambitious female professionals & entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa. She also works as an Investment Advisor on numerous projects.


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    • 27 min
    Season 2: What to Expect (Trailer)

    Season 2: What to Expect (Trailer)

    Season 2 of the BongoHive Podcast has been created in collaboration with the UN International Trade Centre (ITC) #FastTrackTech Africa Initiative. We will explore the entrepreneurial journeys of startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses and hear insights from trainers and experts. Our guests come from Zambia, and other countries on the African continent, covering a variety of topics that seek to inspire and help build more entrepreneurs in Africa.

    Learn more about: BongoHive, the ITC, and the #FastTrackTech Africa Initiative.


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    Episode 10: Funding in The African Context with Rodney Carew and Simunza Muyangana

    Episode 10: Funding in The African Context with Rodney Carew and Simunza Muyangana

    This episode gives budding entrepreneurs an insight into what investors look for in start-ups and how to make sure that they are investor-ready. Rodney Carew, Head of Open Capital Advisors Zambia, shares his insights from an investor's perspective. It also features insights from Simunza Muyangana, BongoHive Co-founder and Director - Entrepreneurship.

    Want to start or grow your business? Call +260 95 301 7526, send an email to contactus@bongohive.co.zm or visit www.bongohive.co.zm for more information.


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    • 29 min

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