OCTOBER 26, 2023





About the Event

The Business Start-up, Funding and Rescue Summit, a comprehensive event focused on providing valuable insights, strategies, and resources for entrepreneurs seeking funding for their start-ups and guidance on navigating challenging business situations. The summit aims to bring together industry experts, investors, successful entrepreneurs, and
aspiring start-up founders in a dynamic environment.

Through a series of interactive sessions, panel discussions, keynote speeches, and networking opportunities, the summit intends to cover a wide range of topics related to start-up funding and rescue, addressing the challenges faced by early-stage businesses and offering practical solutions. The event will cater to both aspiring entrepreneurs looking to launch their ventures and existing business owners seeking capital infusion or guidance during difficult times.

Goals Hoped to be Achieved

  • Education and Information: The summit aims to educate participants on various aspects of starting and growing a business, including market research, business planning, marketing strategies, financial management, legal considerations, and scaling. It will provide comprehensive and actionable information to help entrepreneurs make informed decisions and avoid common pitfalls.
  • Networking and Collaboration: The summit will facilitate networking opportunities, enabling
    participants to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors, and mentors. Networking sessions, panel discussions, and breakout rooms will foster collaborations, partnerships, and the exchange of ideas, creating a supportive ecosystem for business growth.
  • Funding Opportunities: A significant focus of the summit will be on exploring funding options for startups and struggling businesses. It will provide insights into different types of funding, such as venture capital, angel investors, crowdfunding, grants, and loans. The summit will also highlight success stories of entrepreneurs who have secured funding and demonstrate the viability of investing in African businesses.
  • Rescuing Struggling Businesses: The summit will address the challenges faced by struggling businesses and provide strategies to turn them around. Expert speakers will share their experiences and success stories, offering practical advice on restructuring, cost optimization, operational efficiency, and
    accessing rescue funding programs. Participants will gain valuable insights to revitalize their businesses and navigate through challenging times.

Meet the Speakers

Our bench of speakers includes some well-established and successful designers who are known to be ruling the industry for years. Join the seminar and take a step closer to being an expert.

Dr Maureen Mwanawasa

Managing Partner @ Levey Mwanawasa & Company

Mr Langton Chirinda

CEO @ Ruzhowa & Pan African Entrepreneur

Dr Dev Haman

COMESA- Assistant Secretary General

Elias Chipimo Jr

ZBAN Chairperson & Founder@ MentorMe Africa

Dr Sydney B Mukefuwa

Financial Specialist for GEWEL, a World Bank Funded Program

Evelyn Kaingu

CEO @ Lupiya

Event Highlight

This year’s summit features the groundbreaking pilot of AfriPipo, an online marketplace promoting products made in Africa by Africans. With a focus on collaboration, the summit empowers entrepreneurs through workshops, networking, and mentorship. AfriPipo revolutionizes e-commerce by connecting African creators with a global audience. By promoting conscious consumerism, AfriPipo encourages the support of ethical and fair trade practices, fostering sustainable development and social impact. Through its emphasis on preserving cultural heritage and celebrating local craftsmanship, AfriPipo enhances the value and demand for African products worldwide, contributing to the continent’s economic prosperity and raising the profile of African entrepreneurship on the international stage. Together, the summit and AfriPipo aim to drive economic growth, embrace conscious consumerism, and build a brighter future for Africa through innovation and collaboration. Join us in igniting the spirit of entrepreneurship and transforming the African business landscape.

Who should attend the BSFRS 2023

Event Schedule

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Registration and Networking

Zealous Events
8:30 am - 8:45 am

Opening Remarks

Event Host
8:45 am - 9:15 am

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Dev Haman
9:15 am - 10:15am

Challenges and Opportunities for African Start-ups

Mr Edwin Mununga
10:15am - 10:45 am

Coffee Break

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Keynote Speaker

Mr Langton Chirinda
11:45 am - 12:45 pm:

funding options & strategies for startups

Mrs .Evelyn Kaingu
12:45 - 14:00

Lunch Break and Networking

14:00 - 14:30

Breaking barriers' Empowering women entrepreneurs through accessible funding

Dr Maureen Mwanawasa
14:30 pm - 15:00

Lessons Learned from Successful Start-ups

Panel Discussion
15:00 pm - 15:30


15:30 - 16:30

Empowering African SMEs for a Double-Digit GDP by 2050"

16:30 - 17: 30

Leveraging Technology For Growth

Unveiling AfriPipo
17:30 - 18:00

Closing Remarks & End of Program

Closing & Networking

About the Organisers

Zealous Project Events Limited, the passionate organizers behind the highly anticipated Business Start-up, Funding & Rescue Summit! As fervent believers in fostering entrepreneurship and business growth, we have meticulously curated this summit to provide aspiring entrepreneurs, established business owners, and struggling enterprises with invaluable insights, strategies, and opportunities. Our goal is to ignite inspiration, facilitate meaningful connections, and equip attendees with the knowledge and resources needed to thrive in today’s competitive landscape. Join us for this transformative event where industry experts, successful entrepreneurs, and financial gurus converge to share their wisdom and experiences. Whether you’re looking to kickstart your venture, secure funding, or revive a struggling business, the Business Start-up, Funding & Rescue Summit promises to be an empowering experience that sets you on the path to success.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to take your business to the next level – reserve your spot today!

Call For Sponsors


As we embark on this empowering journey, we invite sponsors to be an integral part of our success story. By partnering with us, you’ll have the unique opportunity to connect with a diverse pool of innovative minds, gain unparalleled exposure, and make a lasting impact in the startup ecosystem. Your sponsorship will not only fuel this event’s expansion but also empower aspiring entrepreneurs to overcome obstacles and thrive. Join us in shaping a brighter future for startups worldwide!


Calling all visionary entrepreneurs and organizations! Exhibit your cutting-edge solutions and services at our Business Startup Funding and Rescue Summit. This is your chance to showcase your innovations, connect with potential investors, and reach a diverse audience of industry leaders. Don’t miss this prime opportunity to elevate your brand and contribute to the thriving startup ecosystem. Secure your spot now and be part of an event that fuels progress, fosters collaboration, and drives success. Join us at the Summit and make a lasting impact!

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