2020 BongoHive FinTech Challenge for FinTech Startups in Zambia

Deadline: June 10, 2020.

BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. Established in May 2011 and based in Lusaka, the co-founders, all enthusiastic programmers, sought to address the gaps they experienced working within the local technology industry leading to a lack of coordination, skills exposure and productivity.

The BongoHive FinTech Challenge seeks to discover and develop the potential of FinTech startups in Zambia.

The Challenge is open to entrepreneurs who have a FinTech business idea or an early-stage FinTech startup that aim to address the gaps in financial inclusion.

The BongoHive FinTech Challenge will be implemented through two 1-day ideation sessions for 30 participants each. 20 participants from the two ideation sessions will be selected from to take part in 5-day virtual Sprint Challenges where two winners will be picked.


To qualify for the BongoHive FinTech Challenge  programme you must be a FinTech or have an idea for a FinTech business.

1. Payment

2. Insurance

3. Capital Market

4. Lending

5. Financial Inclusion

6. Aunthentication

7. Blockchain

8. Cryptocurrencies

9. Business Solution

10. Real Estate

11. Regulatory Technology

12. Personal Finance

13. Credit Scoring

14. Digital Banking


You can expect to develop your FinTech business idea and entrepreneurial skills through the ideation session and sprint challenge which involve:

1. Ideation

2. Business Modelling

3. Customer Identification

4. Financial Service Industry Expertise

5. Mentorship from industry expert

6. Business development support

7. Technical support

Continued mentorship

OFFICIAL LINK: https://bongohivefintech.co.zm/

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