Lukonga Lindunda has over 7 years of experience working with entrepreneurs, startups, growth companies, small businesses, and development partners. As a startup ecosystem builder, Lukonga is co-founder and Executive Director of BongoHive, Zambia’s first and only Technology and Innovation Hub, a social enterprise that contributes to local social and economic development by harnessing the power of information technology and the untapped potential of creative entrepreneurs.
His mission is to elevate Lusaka and the rest of Zambia as a top destination to live, work, learn, and play by helping entrepreneurs, startups, and growth companies to start, stay, and prosper in our local ecosystem.
Lukonga is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow, and also co-founder of Mobile Monday Lusaka, Lead Organiser and Facilitator for Startup Weekend Lusaka, and advisor/mentor to local technology groups such as Asikana Network, Google Developer Group Lusaka, MakerHut, Hacker’s Guild, and Ubongo Game Lab.
He previously worked for VVOB Zambia, providing technical assistance in educational projects and programmes by building sustainable and affordable ICT infrastructure and support systems. At USAID-funded Quality Education Services Through Technology (QUESTT) project, he worked on the Interactive Radio Instruction project as Technical Advisor.