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Ideas are cheap! Execution is everything.

Ideas are cheap! Execution is everything.

By Elias Pacheso   This is week we will focus on one of the most misunderstood topic in a start-up’s journey, “Execution”. So you have a brilliant idea which will save the world or wait a minute, turn you into a billionaire. Most start-up founders dream about this and little else. Very little time is spend on planning the journey to your first sale and so often the thousands of dollars that are needed to build the business never come and the start-up dies. Without understanding what...

  • Posted on 15 September, 2019
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Transforming agriculture with Digital Innovations

Transforming agriculture with Digital Innovations

Identifying problems that need solving can lead to the birth of great and sustainable businesses. It is exciting that are starting to see the birth of game changing businesses. Entrepreneurs are always looking for ways to create solutions that help our economy and customers enjoy new conveniences. Having looked at the current state of agriculture sector in the economy we felt that it was necessary to focus on how we can contribute to the sector as entrepreneurs through innovation....

  • Posted on 23 November, 2018
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The importance of Traction in Start-up’s

The importance of Traction in Start-up’s

REGINA BVUDZIJENA Hello entrepreneurs, I hope my weekly tips have been adding value to your knowledge base on how to start and grow a start-up. To continue with our current series on how to fail proof your start-up today we focusing on the important subject of building traction. Without traction your start-up will never grow and graduate into a successful venture. Today we are going to look at what traction really is and why it is so important in the start-up world. “Traction is...


IP & start-ups in Zimbabwe

IP & start-ups in Zimbabwe

Start-ups often create new ways of doing things and as such Intellectual Property (“IP”) becomes a very important subject that deserves the attention of anyone who is pursuing a new business venture geared towards benefiting from the current “Open for Business” mantra. Intellectual Property Rights refer to the exclusive rights associated with the creations of the mind which result from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields. With the help...


VCs and fund raising

VCs and fund raising

As a community manager of a technology hub, Tech Hub Harare, I often get asked some finance related questions, such as how do I raise capital for my business or what is a cash-flow statement. These are very important questions that are at the heart of every business, in particular startups. Many startups fail to gain traction because they are not generating enough sales and more importantly don’t have a healthy cash-flow to talk about. Many startups have died in Zimbabwe because...

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