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MoMo Lusaka – May 20th – 1st Anniversary Event

On the anniversary eve of our first ever Mobile Monday event, our next Mobile Monday Lusaka will on 20 May 2013 at 18.00. Visiting Finnish experts will give presentations on mHealth, mLearning and mGaming. The event is carried out in collaboration between Human Security Finland and Mobile Monday Lusaka. Mark Bennett, MD and founder iSchool Zambia, will be moderating the event.

Confirmed speakers include Elisa Ltd (www.elisa.com), Finnish frontrunner in network and mobile services provision, and the Finnish Society of Telemedicine and eHealth. Further details to be posted.

Join us on 20 May for exciting presentations and good networking!

MoMo Lusaka – Dec. 10th – Our 1st Pitch Night!

It makes sense to announce on this Cyber Monday, that exactly two weeks from now, our 4th Mobile Monday Lusaka – and our 1st “Pitch Night” – will take place on 10 December 2012 at 18.00 hours on the roof of Foxdale Court in Roma. Our kind sponsor this time is Kukula Capital.

For one night only 10 designers, developers, entrepreneurs or social innovators of all kinds (basically – you) will have the opportunities to pitch their product concepts to an esteemed panel of judges that consists of successful entrepreneurs in the Zambian tech sector.

You have 3 – 5 minutes in which to present your concept and mention any potential needs that you may have. The judges will then give feedback on whether they think the idea is viable and what the think you could do to make it an even bigger success.

During the event, entrepreneurs will be pitching apps and ideas for us all to be inspired by or to support. In the crowd will be potential investors, partners and developers that may be willing to team up with you. You are welcome to Register Here!

MoMo Lusaka – Oct. 29th – ICT Startups in Zambia

We will get an an overview of the need for ICT business incubation facilities in Zambia and a presentation of the New Factory / Demola incubation concept. Business incubators are typically facilities designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through a variety of business support resources and services. A panel discussion focused on an opportunities outlook will conclude the seminar part, which is followed by a networking session.

The following speakers are confirmed:
Juha Miettinen, Demola/New Factory Incubator
Tue Nyboe, Kukula Capital
Lukonga Lindunda, BongoHive
Ville Luukkanen, Embassy of Finland

MoMo Lusaka – June 25th – Mobile Apps Development in Zambia

Mobile Monday Lusaka chapter will host the next Mobile Monday on 25 June 2012 at TopFloor

Theme: “Local Content and Mobile Apps Development in Zambia”


1. Report from Communicasia Conference — Simunza Muyangana
2. Local content and apps development — what do we need? — Mulenga Kapwepwe
3. Telecom operator business model — Airtel
4. Mobile Apps success cases — Mathews Mwewa, Ericsson
5. Panel discussion led by Cathy Phiri — Lukonga Lindunda (BongoHive) + speakers

Format: Seminar session + networking with cash bar.

With kind sponsorship from Airtel Zambia.

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On behalf of Mobile Monday Lusaka and implementing partner BongoHive, we would like to thank those of you present yesterday for contributing to making our 2nd MoMo Lusaka event on 25 June 2012 another great MoMo meeting for learning, interaction and networking.

Our theme of the evening was “Local Content and Apps Development in Zambia”, a pressing subject indeed. Mulenga Kapwepwe, artist and author, started out with an entertaining speech on the practical use of applications proving that apps can really be useful in the local perspective, “fireworks”… Cathy Phiri, Media365, added to this understanding and generously shared with us some of her experiences from MTV and the media content side, “content is king”…. Boyd Chipeta, Airtel Zambia, took us on a tour for understanding how a locally developed app could be successful within Airtel’s business model. And Mathews Mwewa, Ericsson, by presenting DDS – a key feature in Ericsson’s billing system – showed us how a garage product from Soweto can become a technical solution with global reach.

Thanks to all of the mentioned speakers and to Lukonga Lindunda and Simunza Muyangana, BongoHive, for valuable comments and elegant moderation of the meeting.

Thanks again to TopFloor, for hosting the event in TopFloor’s wonderful premises. And thanks to Airtel Zambia for sponsoring the bar and snacks, making the networking session into the efficient and relaxed meeting arena we are seeking.

It is probably no understatement that most of us left the meeting with a refreshed “follow your passion” and “just do it” state of mind.

Please send in or post your photos from the evening. Follow any updates on facebook.com/mobilemondaylusaka and www.momolusaka.com (to be up and running shortly).

Our third Mobile Monday event is likely to be held in September. Please contact us if you would like to participate in the planning of upcoming events.

If you or your company would like to sponsor or host a Mobile Monday Lusaka event please don’t hesitate to contact us.

All the best,

Mobile Monday Lusaka

MoMo Lusaka – May 21st – New Chapter Launch Event

The Mobile Monday spirit is one of open innovation and is recognized as a catalyst for development in the mobile industry. For Mobile Monday Lusaka a particular focus shall be placed on capturing and utilizing the potential of the fast growing and young African middle class market and to enable people with lower income to become a part of the developments in the mobile world.

Mobile Monday Lusaka shall contribute to fostering cooperation and business development in the Zambian mobile sector. Professionals from the following companies / organizations shall be part of Mobile Monday Lusaka: Telecom operators, Telecom network managers, Mobile internet service providers, Mobile services start-ups, Software developers, Hardware manufacturers, Banks, Micro finance institutions, Financial consultancies, Private equity firms, Law firms, Donor agencies and Academia etc.

The launch live meeting is scheduled for 17.30 on 21 May 2012 at TopFloor, Addis Ababa roundabout, Elunda Two building. Live meetings shall be conducted 6 – 8 times per year. The meetings shall be hosted either by a conference venue or by a company / organisation in the Zambian mobile industry. In addition to venues, sponsorship will be needed for website, membership administration and snacks/drinks at the events. Media shall be invited to the meetings.

Thematic presentations and discussion themes shall be chosen in order to maximize the interest to participate in the live meetings for senior and middle management, entrepreneurs and investors / financing institutions.

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The launch event for Momo Lusaka was attended by 100+ participants and some of the big names in the Mobile and telecommunications industry both local and international.

Our Speakers were:

– Mr. Fayaz King: M.D. of Airtel Zambia
– Mr. Mark Bennett: Former M.D of Africonnect and current Director of iSchool Zambia
– Robert Schumann: Manager at Analysys Mason and event moderator
– Simunza Muyangana and Gilbert Mwiinga: BongoHive Representatives
– Judith D. O’Neill – CMAS Holdings

There were also representatives from the World Bank who were in attendance.

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