develoPPP ventures 2023 Q4

Growth funding for innovative start-ups with development impact. develoPPP ventures is aimed at young companies , whose innovative model improves living conditions in a developing or emerging country and who are planning to scale up. Via a matching funds model ,DEG impulse gGmbH and the Deutsche Gessellschaft fur Internationalle Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with funds from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) provides a grant of up to 100,000 euros for suitable growth investments.

Standard Chartered Women in Tech Cohort 4

The Standard Chartered women in technology is Africa's leading incubator programme for female led and founded businesses .It aligns with calls for more diversity in technology , and entrepreneurship and for more opportunities for women to develop entrepreneurial and leadership excellence. This speaks to the bank's sustainability and Community Engagement strategy and focuses on supporting innovation, infrastructure and technology. This programme is an initiative of Standard Chartered Bank of Zambia in partnership with BongoHive , following the successful implementation of the Women in Tech Programme in Kenya, Nigeria and Bahrain to mention but a few. The key objective of the incubator programme is to help Zambian women entrepreneurs or business owners who want to or are using digital technology to grow their business but lack the necessary support . The programme is designed to provide targeted support in business operations ,digitisation and digital transformation ,accounting and financial management. The outcome of the programme is to support female-led entrepreneurial teams with training, mentorship and seed funding. Successful applicants will begin their journey with a 3 month incubation programme followed by a 5 month acceleration programme for selected participants from the incubation programme.

New Venture Competition

Select Startups focused on serving the African Continent will gain access to coaching from HBS Students ,networking opportunities with investors focused on the African continent , and a chance to win over $50,000in prize money. The 26th Harvard Business School Africa Business Conference will be held on February 16th-17th , 2024 with the theme " Africa Forward :Competing in a Global Era ". As part of the conference ,the Africa Business will be hosting the New Venture Competition which seeks to showcase the diversity of entrepreneurs making a difference on the continent today.

Google AI First Accelerator Program for African startups.

A 10 -week equity-free accelerator program for seed to series A startup based in Africa or building Africa- centered solution with technology .The accelerator program is sector agnostic but will inly accept applications from startups leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from any vertical . The AI First Program is designed for startups that are building on products or services that use artificial intelligence in a transformative way. Google is looking for companies with a strong team and clear vision of how AI can be used to solve real world challenges.

OST Grow 2023

To all start ups in Africa aiming to reach their first $1M USD and expand ne new markets. Check out OST Grow a 12 month pan African investment readiness program designed to fuel the growth of startups across the region in partnership with Africagrow , Bpifrance, Go ventures and AfricInvest Group.

Zambia Business Angel Network Funding

The Zambia Business Angel Network Funding(ZBAN) is a group of private individuals who invest their personal capital in early stage businesses in Zambia. ZBAN was founded in 2022 to help fill a major gap in entrepreneurship ecosystem in Zambia and to significantly increase the number of enterprises that can attract impact investment.

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