©2018 by Southern African Venture Partnership.

About Us

Southern African Venture Partnership (SAVP) is a coalition of tech hubs in Southern Africa dedicated to building up technology and innovation sectors in the region. Southern Africa, as a growing hotbed of exciting startups leveraging technology to improve the lives of others, is a region that deserves attention and expertise. We are a group of entrepreneurs, founders, researchers, and programmers with a deep passion for driving job growth and improved quality of life through the development of innovative businesses in Southern Africa.

The Partnership at a Glance

Mission

We are a partnership of incubators that facilitates startup creation in Southern Africa through high-quality entrepreneurship training, access to global resources, and advocacy for business-friendly policy environments.


Our Vision

Improved quality of life in our communities through wealth creation driven by entrepreneurship.


The Goal

To help start and scale 1000 new, indigenous startups and social enterprise across Southern Africa by 2023 through our strategic partnership.

AdobeStock_56613564.jpeg

Founding Members

Committed to the Cause

Bongohive - Zambia

Established in 2011, BongoHive is Zambia's first technology and innovation hub. It guide startups through the entrepreneurial journey.

Gritcube - US

GritCube is a nonprofit registered in the US and Zambia. We match African entrepreneurs to overseas experts and resources.

Techvillage - Zimbabwe

Based in Zimbabwe, TechVillage is a collaborative working space for early stage entrepreneurs.

MHub - Malawi

Established in 2010, mHub is Malawi's first hub providing skills, training, and mentorship to entrepreneurs.

Key People

Simunza Muyangana

Simunza is a co-founder of SAVP. He is also a co-founder at Bongohive and is based in Lusaka, Zambia. Contact Simunza to learn more about our work and partnership opportunities in Zambia.

Vincent Kumwenda

Vincent is a co-founder of SAVP. He is also the Executive Director at Mhub and is based in Lilongwe, Malawi. Contact Vincent to learn more about our work and partnership opportunities in Malawi.

Takunda Chingonzoh

Takunda is a co-founder of SAVP. He is also the co-founder at Techvillage and is based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Contact Takunda to learn more about our work and partnership opportunities in Zimbabwe.

Jennifer Shen

Jen is a co-founder of SAVP. She is also the co-founder at Gritcube and is based in San Fransisco. Contact Jen to learn more about our work and partnership opportunities in the US.

Jay Chikobe

Jay is a co-founder of SAVP. He is also the co-founder at Gritcube and is based in Washington D.C. Contact Jay to learn more about our work and partnership opportunities in the US.

Kurt Davis

Kurt is a co-founder of SAVP. He is also the co-founder at Kakuma Venture and is also based in San Fransisco. Contact Kurt to learn more about our work and partnership opportunities in the US.