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10 Startups to Watch in Zambia in 2019


TechInAfrica – As you know, we are at TechInAfrica, passionated with startups all around the African continent. We have started now that series of watchlist of startups in different African countries, and let’s continue this with Zambia.

Zambia is part of southern Africa, and has a population of 17 million people. The country is making innovative and technological advancement by the establishment of economic zones, industrial parks and innovation hubs. With 15 million mobile subscriptions, which represent more than 83% of the population and 41% of the mobile users connected to internet, Zambia has a huge advertising audience on Social media where Facebook and Instagram represents 2.5 millions of active users every month. Here are 10 startups that we have selected in Zambia for 2019, that are disrupting different industries with new technologies.

Lima Links is a young Zambian start-up which connects smallholder farmers to the wider agricultural marketplace via technology platforms. They currently offer technology products for agricultural input suppliers, organisations and/or government looking to reach smallholder farmers, bulk buyers, and of course, smallholder farmers. Get in touch with them at [email protected] to learn more.

Zazu is a money app that helps you store, use and learn about money. It’s free to join, easy to understand and makes managing money effortless. Get in touch with them at to learn more.

Zamgoat Products Limited is a privately-held and mission driven company. They are Zambia’s first dedicated and innovative commercial-scale aggregator, processor and distributor of goat meat and related products in Zambia and around the region, thereby also empowering rural communities, largely smallholder farmers. Get in touch with them at [email protected] to learn more.

Phat Media is a Creative and Digital Group that can help you achieve your promotional goals. Whether it’s a Corporate Identity or an entire Branding project, Phat Media brings commitment and creativity to the table. Our ultimate goal is to make your organisation more successful through effective graphic communication and marketing solutions.

Musanga is a platform that connects shippers and carriers in real time. We are on a mission to transform product Delivery across Africa and other emerging markets. Get in touch with them at [email protected] to learn more.

Dawa is an african healthcare startup based in Zambia. They are passionate about providing efficient healthcare systems leveraging on technology. They are working on creating both software and hardware technologies to facilitate patients to do remote management of chronic diseases. They have patnered with some of the best innovation hubs in southern africa and accelaration programs to equip us with the neccesary tools to fulfill the vision

Danaori is a startup based in Zambia . With Daonari people can buy and sell real estate using fractional investing. No tenants to manage, no repair responsibility, instead focus on investing. Get in touch with them at [email protected] to learn more.

MPower is an impact and fintech start-up addressing the pressing challenge of financial inclusion and energy access in emerging markets. MPower has built a scalable B2B business model and partners with local entrepreneurs to finance and distribute affordable solar power to a market of potential households and SMEs.

Emsika is the leading platform for wholesale and retail trade in Africa in Agriculture related products. This is implemented by giving suppliers the tools necessary to reach a far audience for their products, and by helping buyers find products and suppliers quickly and efficiently


CarYandi is the classifieds startup where people can buy and sell cars online in Zambia. Get in touch with them at [email protected] to learn more.



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