Zambia

Zambian Startup Ecosystem- The Zambia We Want!

How can we find ways of leveraging digital platforms? How do we make digital development as ordinary as having a cell phone and start using data to make decisions by 2025?

These questions and more are the challenges or opportunities most Zambian youth must face. With the high levels of unemployment, more young Zambians are turning to entrepreneurship to fill the income gap. The rise of technology-hubs, co-working spaces and a general sense of community among creative and innovation self-starters has had a positive impact on the local community. To get to where we want to be as Zambians, we must start telling Zambia’s development story by explaining it, animating it, getting people to engage in what it means, and what role we all must play. The future of Zambia lies in a more prosperous and inclusive country, which promotes creativity and innovation, which expands economic opportunities for youth. We must be audacious: for Zambia to develop, and develop with pride.

Team

  • Mara Zhanet Michelo

    Mara Zhanet Michelo

    Jacaranda Hub Founder & Country Director

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  • Sipho Phiri

    Sipho Phiri

    Executive Chairman at Western Power

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  • Maybin Mudenda

    Maybin Mudenda

    Chairman Insizwe Group

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  • Mwape Chisaka

    Mwape Chisaka

    Managing Partner at Startup Junction

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  • Malekano Mwanza

    Malekano Mwanza

    CEO at Blockhouse Media

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  • Emmanuel Lupikisha

    Emmanuel Lupikisha

    Volunteer Global Village Coordinator - Habitat For Humanity Zambia

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  • Nalishebo Mubita

    Nalishebo Mubita

    Marketing Executive at Jacaranda Hub org

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  • Maziko Phiri

    Maziko Phiri

    Team Leader at Market Improvement and Innovation Facility

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National Jury Board

Tech Leaders and the influential figures from the Business World and Technology select the Bests Startups of Zambia that deserve to be included on the global map of the start-up ecosystem.

  • Joanna Hickey Damalis

    Joanna Hickey Damalis

    Managing Director at Adlab Zambia Ltd

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  • Namwila Sikasula

    Namwila Sikasula

    Bachelor of Science - BS at university of Zambia

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  • Mweshi Ng'andu

    Mweshi Ng'andu

    Executive Assistant at Apamwamba Investments

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  • Susan Mwenda- Mulongoti

    Susan Mwenda- Mulongoti

    Small Business Coach. Sales and Marketing Consultant. Author. Speaker. Digital Marketer

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  • Bernard Banda

    Bernard Banda

    Manager - Policy and Research [ECONOMIC REGULATION] at Zambia Information and Communciations Technology Authority

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  • Innocent Mandonda

    Innocent Mandonda

    Acting Director at National Technology Business Centre - NTBC

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  • Chileshe Mwamba

    Chileshe Mwamba

    Market Linkages Specialist

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  • Jito Kayumba

    Jito Kayumba

    Partner at Kukula Capital

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  • Chipego Zulu-

    Chipego Zulu-

    CEO at Zambia Association of Manufacturers

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Country Ambassadors

The “Ambassador” is the exponent that promote and sustain the development facilitating the evolution of the Zambia startup ecosystem.

  • Edwin Mwitumwa Mununga

    Edwin Mwitumwa Mununga

    President at African Global Super Center, LLC - Zambia

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  • Luchembe Chilufya

    Luchembe Chilufya

    CEO/Founder of Alliance for Accountability Advocates Zambia.

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  • Judy Ngulube

    Judy Ngulube

    Producer - Journalist at Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation - ZAMBIA

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  • Kakuwa Musheke

    Kakuwa Musheke

    Senior Youth Development Officer

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  • Mwangala Santos

    Mwangala Santos

    Associate Partner at QNet Ltd

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  • Mawano Kambeu

    Mawano Kambeu

    Founder & Managing Director: Dot Com Zambia

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  • Chinyota Msimuko

    Chinyota Msimuko

    Radio Presenter

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  • Sandi Chimpala

    Sandi Chimpala

    Technology Blogger & Analyst - TechTrends Zambia

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  • Lukonga Lindunda

    Lukonga Lindunda

    Executive Director & Co-founder - BongoHive

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  • Chris Nyirongo

    Chris Nyirongo

    Enterprise Sales Manager at Vodacom SA

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  • Trevor Mumba

    Trevor Mumba

    Managing Director at Rovert Marketing.

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  • Tetiwe Nzimah

    Tetiwe Nzimah

    Sales Executive at House of Nkosi

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  • Nambula Kachumi

    Nambula Kachumi

    Executive Director At WECREATE Zambia

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  • Stella Sata-Rukayi

    Stella Sata-Rukayi

    Member of the Advisory Board at The Africa Fintech Summit

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  • Tafadzwa Bete Sasa

    Tafadzwa Bete Sasa

    Managing Consultant at GoalGetter Consultancy

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  • Siddhartha Parmar

    Siddhartha Parmar

    Business Develoment Executive At Afridelivery.com

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