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Three Zambian Tech StartUps awarded a spot on the Global Venture Building Programme

Author: JT Comms
Date: 31 Jan 2022

Three Zambian Tech StartUps awarded a spot on the Global Venture Building Programme joining Four other countries

A benefit of up to USD360 000 worth of pre-seed funding collectively set to assist the Zambia’s Tech Trio

Three Zambian innovative tech start-ups Lendbox, Eco Cube Technology and Maxi Waxi are fast scaling African solutions based on their lived experience in Zambia with a global mindset to scale and offer their tech solutions to solve African problems.

Lendbox, founded by Malaizyo Muumba and Mundia Mundia is a cloud based loans management system. To keep track of finances, debtors collateral and much more.

Eco Cube Technology,founded by Kachingo Zulu is an innovative start-up company that promotes innovative product such as the spotless city waste mobile app and spotless city bins technology that will revolutionize the waste management system in Zambia. Spotless city mobile app and smart bins are it’s brainchild of Eco cube Technology. The spotless city mobile app its a digitized response to waste management using a mobile application which optimizes tracking, collection and recycling furthermore with its features of Smart Bin technology software installed in the bins can notify waste collection companies when the bin is full and ready for collection.

Maxiwaxi (Taxi3.0) founded by the dynamic duo Ernest Kangwa and Chumba Chanda is Africa's first blockchain based mobility platform wishing to decentralize the ride hailing ecosystem and disrupt the existing monopoly and centralized business model by introducing for the first time a franchise Model made possible by NfT Technology into the ride hailing industry across African markets starting with Zambia.

The startups pitched their innovations and how they are intentionally creating optimal tech solutions to a highly experienced panel of judges that consisted of the Adanian labs' co-founders, Irene Kiwia, John Kamara and Bendon Murgor, and guest judge, Tamaranji Nkhoma a local entrepreneurial powerhouse.

The program, which launched the call for startups in December 2021, received applications from different sectors including FinTech, EduTech, AgriTech, HealthTech, EnviroTech, InsurTech, EnergyTech, Smart-City, MobilityTech, EmmersiveTech - including IoT, Blockchain and AI.

“We are talking about 4IR but we have realised that we are not producing our technologies. We have a lot of entrepreneurs who are coming up with a lot of amazing solutions but they fail because of lack of access to resources,” says Chief Growth Officer, Irene Kiwia

During the twelve-month programme, startups will have access to Adanian Labs technical support, business mentorship, access to market, partnerships and funding and also help them apply lean principles in processes, learning, iteration and scaling of their innovations. 

“We aim to build the next generation of socially impactful and commercially driven companies that will change the world from Africa. We are intentional in how we support entrepreneurs by de-risking the potential for failure through a 360-degree intervention that takes care of the key resources needed to help startups succeed.” said Adanian Lab’s CEO, John Kamara.

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Contact Information: Mufa S Nyirongo +260960705898/+260971799164. Communications and Marketing Manager, Adanian Labs Zambia.

About Adanian Labs:

Adanian Labs is a Pan African venture building studio with a mission to build, incubate and launch impact-driven technology companies and entrepreneurs working to solve some of Africa’s most pertinent challenges.

Adanian Labs uses smart technologies (AI and Blockchain) as building blocks to create solutions that are impact-focused, commercially viable and scalable across Africa and other parts of the world.

Currently, the company has built 14 startups including in AgriTech, HealthTech, WomenTech, FinTech, AdTech, SmeTech and other industries; and has launched 2 centres of Excellencies - AI Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and The Africa Block Chain Center for Blockchain Technology.

Adanian Labs is a partner of EMURGO Africa and is headquartered in Nairobi Kenya, with a presence in Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Swaziland and the United Kingdom.

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