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Standard Chartered Women in Tech Cohort 3

Standard Chartered Women in Tech Cohort 3

We are seeking to recruit the best entrepreneurial minds of women-led start


Standard Chartered Women in Tech (2023)

Standard Chartered Bank Zambia launched the SC Women in Tech (WiT) incubator programme in partnership with BongoHive. The entrepreneurship programme will support Zambian female-led tech enterprises and female business owners who would like to leverage technology to grow their businesses. The WiT programme is part of the bank’s new ‘Futuremakers’ programme, which aims to help communities to learn, earn and grow – under the ‘Entrepreneurship’ pillar. It is also aligned with BongoHive’s commitment to building a sustainable startup ecosystem through its entrepreneurship programmes.

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Personal Details

Name as in national ID or passport.

Your contact phone number. Please supply a number we can easily reach you directly. Mobile number preferred.

Your contact email. Please supply an address you regularly access.

Please select your date of birth

About your Company/Startup

Please select your founding date

Please fill in the (nearest) city and country of your headquarters.

Website, or any social media URL, E.g.: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram

Tell us what you do and why your business has potential. Be as short, concise, and to the point as possible.

Please select all the countries you are currently targeting with your product or service

How many founders are there in the company? Founders are the owners (majority equity/stake in the company).

Select max 3 sectors

Choose the appropriate stage of development for your startup.

Revenue is income earned by the company from its business activities.

If your answer is "yes", please tick the type of funding you have received

Problem/Solution fit to market

What problem will you solve? Who does this problem affect and why is it important to solve it?

Describe what your solution is. How does it work and what are the main features? How is your solution leveraging
technology?

Clearly describe your target customer. Who will pay you, why do they love your product/service?
Multiple customer models can be selected

This question is not mandatory but will make it easier for the adjudicator to understand your product.
Please provide the URL of the video

Why will customers come to you and not to your competitors? What is your unique value proposition?

Where is your market? How big is it? What is the total addressable market? What are your target and current market share? A bottoms-up market description is preferred.

Tell us how you make money? How do customers pay you? e.g. monthly subscription, direct sales, commission on sales etc...What is your pricing model? e.g cost-based, premium...etc.

How much do you expect to make this year (2022)?

Describe your main costs. How do you plan to manage them as the business grows?

What is not easy to replicate about your startup, solution or team e.g. you are the only one with a patent for the solution...etc.

Where is the opportunity? What market or technology trends support this?

Will your startup have any impact in the community? Does this address any of the SDGs. If none, indicate Not Applicable (N/A).

Select a maximum of 3

Team Dynamics

Who is in your team? Are they fellow founders? Who owns what shares i.e. equity - cap? How many team members do you have in total? What role does each team member play? What skill set does your team have? What educational and career backgrounds, team skill set do they have? How many years of combined team experience? Tell us about your team culture and more.

Share a link to a short video (90 seconds maximum) that shows your capable team and what you are working on. This
question is not mandatory but is a bonus. It will help the adjudicator understand your team, product and business better.

Be specific to your collective needs as a team i.e. team dynamics, organization culture etc.

Achievements & final statements

What traction has your startup gained to date? e.g. 100 active users, USD 10,000 in sales, 1000 pre-orders, etc.

Terms and Conditions

I commit to being virtually and physically available to attend the program and all the required sessions for the program provided to you before and during the program.

Please refer to the website for the Terms and Conditions: https://scwomenintech.co.zm/

Thank you for your interest in this program. By submitting your application you agree program staff and selection committee are able to review the information you have posted to VC4A.