BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. Located in the heart of Lusaka, it was established in May 2011. The co-founders are all enthusiastic gamers and formed BongoHive in order to address the gaps within the local technology industry that led to a lack of coordination, skills exposure and productivity. Over the years, BongoHive has evolved to assist scalable startups of any background by enhancing skills, accelerating growth, strengthening networks, increasing collaboration, providing a forum for ideas exchange and reducing the barriers to entrepreneurship.
In May 2021, BongoHive celebrated its 10th anniversary. As part of its anniversary activities, BongoHive invited its partners which include Musa Dudhia & Company (ALN Zambia) to shoot a video in celebration of this amazing and extraordinary milestone.
Reflecting on 10 years of BongoHive, ALN Zambia is proud to be a part of this story that has, for the past 10 years, inspired the growth of technology and driven innovation in Lusaka and all over Zambia. The BongoHive story is one that has ignited the flame of determination in many young entrepreneurs.
ALN Zambia first partnered with BongoHive on 3 August 2017, with a pledge to provide legal services to all the startups in the incubation phase of their business journey. Over the past four and a half years, we are proud to have provided legal services to over 60 startups and witnessed some of these grow into successful and viable business.
Currently, ALN Zambia is assisting with the current programme namely, the “SC Women in Tech (WiT)” which is a partnership between Standard Chartered Bank, Zambia, and BongoHive. The SC WiT is a 3-month incubator programme in partnership with BongoHive aimed at providing support to Zambian female-led tech enterprises and female business owners who have the intention of using technology in order to grow their businesses and their brands.
As Africans building Africa for Africans, we are proud of the relationship that we have with BongoHive, as we are able to share the same passion and commitment to building Mother Zambia. It is for this reason that we take this opportunity to renew our support to BongoHive. The future looks bright.