What is the objective of market access facilitation for tech-entrepreneurs?

The objective is to provide an opportunity for tech-entrepreneurs to sell their solutions to their targeted and/or potential customers

Should I have a registered business for me to submit a proposal?

No, this programme is open to both registered and unregistered businesses, as well as individuals.

My solution is still under development; can I submit a proposal?

No, all proposals submitted should be for solutions that are ready for the market.

What information should I include in my proposal?

The guidelines for proposals are accessible online on the LEA website at www.lea.co.bw/publications and they spell out the key areas of focus for submissions.

Will LEA provide any financing for proposed solutions?

LEA will not provide financing; however, LEA can facilitate access to relevant interventions.

Can I submit a proposal for a solution as a consortium with a foreign company?

No, this programme is for solutions developed locally by citizens.

Can I submit a proposal in a hard copy?

No, only soft copies should be submitted by email to: techentrepreneurs@lea.co.bw

Why should I register?

Registration is useful to assist Government in planning for interventions for the informal sector and SMMEs. In the future, Government schemes and programmes for SMME development will be accessible to only those who are registered.

How/where can I register?

There are currently two (2) ways to register:Online through https://smeregistration.lea.co.bwOn mobile phone by dialing *165# and following the instructions. 

Can I complete a registration form and submit it to the nearest LEA office?

No, all LEA offices are currently not accessible as part of COVID 19 social distancing measures, registration is through the above platforms only to protect our clients and staff.