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We’re a coalition of tech hubs in Southern Africa dedicated to building up technology and innovation sectors in the region.

We build upon the decades of regional experience of energized startup communities to implement incubation programs, provide seed investment for high-value startups, conduct research on growing sectors, and advocate for startup-friendly policies.

WHAT WE DO

 
 

Incubation + Acceleration

Members of SAVP run several startup and social enterprise incubation, acceleration, and discovery programs.

Seed Investing + Management

SAVP members manage and distribute impact investments for both private angel investors and institutional investors.

Policy Advocacy + Advisory

SAVP updates the global community on innovation in Southern Africa and advocates for startup-friendly policies in the region.

 
 
 

Execution

Members of SAVP run several startup and social enterprise incubation, acceleration, and discovery programs.

Synergies

SAVP members manage and distribute impact investments for both private angel investors and institutional investors.

 
 

EXECUTION OF PROJECTS FOR OVERSEAS AIDS

WE KNOW HOW TO EXECUTE ON THE GROUND

SAVP works with overseas Aid organizations to implement their missions on the ground. Whether it is an incubator program, skills teaching or other, we can help.

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Partnerships

 
 

GET INVOLVED

Help the Southern African Venture Partnership reach our goal of starting 1000 new businesses in the region by 2022. Your support will help the Southern African region continue on its track of becoming a center of technology and innovation.

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NEWS

 
 
 
 
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Bongohive

Zambia

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

VISIT BONGOHIVE

 
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Techvillage

Zimbabwe

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

VISIT TECHVILLAGE

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Gritcube

United States of America

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

VISIT GRITCUBE

 
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MHub

Malawi

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

VISIT MHUB

 
 
 
 

Key People

 
 
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Simunza Muyangana

SAVP Co-Founder

Simunza 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.

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Vincent Kumwenda

SAVP Co-Founder

Vincent 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

SAVP Co-Founder

Takunda 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.

 
 
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Jennifer Shen

SAVP Co-Founder

Jennifer 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.

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Jay Chikobe

SAVP Co-Founder

Jay 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.

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Kurt Davis

SAVP Co-Founder

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

CONTACT US

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