Zambian hub BongoHive has announced the fifth cohort of its Launch accelerator programme, with seven startups to undergo 12 weeks of mentorship and training.
BongoHive said the seven startups, which are active in a variety of fields, will go through a series of interventions with its startup incubation lead, gain access to a co-working space, be matched to an industry mentor and be given access to legal advice and the hub’s in-house accounting and finance lead.
The seven selected startups are agricultural e-commerce platform E-Msika, food processing service EasyCook, gaming company Gamers Entertainment Meet, home improvement startup Kreate, gaming startup Ludo Hub, educational e-commerce platform Orbitrix Programming Solutions, and gift fulfillment service Unforgettable Moments.
BongoHive said what was exciting about this cohort is that it consists of startup founders all eager to grasp opportunities to expand the markets they are target and scale in their respective fields. The programme will end with a demo night where all the participating startups will pitch their solutions to investors, mentors, press and BongoHive partners.
“I applied to get into Launch after a while of following its activities online. As a company, we want to learn what it takes to expand our business to other towns and countries. Define exactly the roles of team members, put our financial records in order, receive mentorship on the unknown strode steps ahead of us. Make sure the company is on it’s clear path to a sustainable cash flow company and understand the mind of investors and what they need,” said Gilbert Mwale, co-founder of E-msika.