Zambian Entrepreneur, Mawano Kambeu, who is the Managing Director of Dot Com Zambia, will be a speaker at the 17th Annual Africa Business Conference, to be held at the Harvard Business School Campus in Boston, USA from Friday 27th February to Sunday 1st March 2015. The theme for this year’s conference, which is hosted by the University’s Africa Business Club, is “A more inclusive Africa: The pursuit of progress for all”.
This year’s conference will include a New Ventures Program, which will bring together ten entrepreneurial visionaries, which includes Mawano Kambeu, focused on solving Africa’s problems. By giving them a speaking platform, the program aims to showcase Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs as well as provide access to a network of industry experts, business leaders, the Harvard community and investors.
Speaking in Lusaka, Mawano states, “Harvard Business School is the best business school in the world; therefore I am honored and proud to be recognized by this amazing institution and to be able my organization and Zambia.” Mawano further explained that three additional employees will be travelling to the conference as part of the Dot Com Zambia delegation, as the company has been given a complimentary booth at the conference.
Dot Com Zambia has recently drawn media attention for their e-commerce solutions for the Zambian market, which includes an innovative intercity electronic bus ticketing system called Bus Tickets Zambia. This innovation recently won second place, last November, at the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Competition in Morocco, which saw the company walk away with US$7,500.00 in grant funding from the U.S Government.