Organisation: Bongo Hive

For many start-ups, raising sufficient funds to go beyond an interesting idea to create a viable business or social enterprise can be a real headache. Limited information, high risk and lack of funding structures can all prevent potential investors from risking their capital, even where they are well disposed to supporting the next generation of leaders. 

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In the latest Ease of Doing Business rankings from the World Bank, Zambia ranks 111th in the world. That means it’s easier than doing business in Niger or Tajikistan, but more difficult than Samoa or Namibia. By contrast, the UK and US both rank in the top ten, alongside places like New Zealand and Australia. […]

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We’re back again with our monthly round up of what has caught our attention through April. This month spans our usual wide range of interests; everything from innovation tech-hubs to the extent to which your government might be interfering with your experience of Google. Enjoy!

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As many of you may know, we have been supporting technology innovation and incubation hubs across Africa over the last 18 months. According to the Africa Hubs Crowdmap there are some 70+ hubs of various types across the continent. These range from technology hubs and business incubators to hackerspaces and university tech labs. In essence, […]

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The Indigo Trust was fortunate enough to be in a position to fly over the managers of some of Africa’s leading tech spaces/’hubs’ to participate in sessions at Africa Gathering London on 15th June 2012.  They joined funders, techies and social change enthusiasts to share best practice and showcase their work, whilst exploring the themes of: […]

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We’re delighted to announce that we have awarded our first grant to Zambia. The grant of $19,600 will go towards supporting the work of BongoHive, a tech hub, which takes its inspiration from similar facilities in Kenya, Uganda, Senegal and Cameroon. The Hive is an independent space for the tech community aimed at driving forward sustainable development […]

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