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Growing your Business Internationally – Fireside Chat with Bhatupe Mhango

For start-ups and scaling businesses, going international/global is a complex and dynamic process. Gaining insights about your targeted markets, the competition and how you should deploy and sell your solutions is key to success.

Join BongoHive as they host Bhatupe Mhango, an artisanal fragrance designer from Malawi creating unique fragrances for today’s modern woman. Her Europe-based perfume business, BU by Bhatupe is available in the U.S.A, UK, Uganda, Senegal and Malawi. Bhatupe will be joining us at BongoHive to share some key lessons learned from her business and first-hand experience scaling internationally.

Here’s what to expect from the talk:

  • The right time to consider going international
  • What it means to run an African brand
  • Tips for deciding which regions to prioritize
  • Tax and legal systems
  • Resources and organizations for support
  • Challenges around industrialization

Why attend:

If you are considering expanding internationally, this is the place to be! Examples will be provided based on real-life examples and it will be interactive as we expect participants to share their experiences.

About Bhatupe:

Bhatupe has been focused on a creative path for the past few years, as she is a writer also in her spare time. Her first novel, The Cure, is available on Prior to doing creative business she worked in the governance and international NGO sectors. She has a Bachelor's degree in Political and Public Administration Studies from the University of Malawi and an MBA focused on global business strategy from Hult International business school in San Francisco, USA. She is a mom and wife.


  • When should I arrive? Anytime from 5:30pm, the event will be kicking off at 6:00pm
  • Where can I park? Free parking at BongoHive with a lot space.
  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? There's no need to print your ticket. Simply bring an electronic copy on your mobile device.

To register for this event visit the website via the link below.

Growing your Business Internationally – Fireside Chat with Bhatupe Mhango
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