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5 Excuses hurting Zimbabwean startups

5 Excuses hurting Zimbabwean startups

Without acknowledging where we are going wrong we never better ourselves or grow our business ventures. Neither can we succeed in building iconic African businesses. Many people ask me why we never hear of a big investment in a Zimbabwean born startup. Could the reason be, we have no discernable startup culture in Zimbabwe? Why do we not see millions of dollars flowing into South African, Nigerian, Egyptian startups? Why do we not see Angel investors jumping on early stages businesses...

  • Posted on 1 June, 2020
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Innovation needs fuel

Innovation needs fuel

“The best time to start a business is in uncertain times.” I learnt as much yesterday during a talk I listened to. The talk was about how young people are coping mentally during the covid-19 pandemic. To someone who has never run a business starting now doesn't make sense. As I was listening to some of Zimbabwe’s bright minds being interviewed  by Mucha Nyandoro with  Nigel Chanakira participating and speaking to the youths, I was left with no doubt that with no doubt that...

  • Posted on 29 May, 2020
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Funding idea stage startups

Funding idea stage startups

So many times I have been faced with a number of requests from young people seeking to turn their ideas into profitable ventures. The first question they ask me is can you invest in my idea? They quickly show me their business plan and what they need to start their venture, down to funds to register their company with the registrar of companies. I smile at them and see how little has changed to when I first ventured out myself. My smile quickly disappears however and I start to walk them...

  • Posted on 10 May, 2020
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Awesome Covid-19 Resources

Tech Hub Harare is an innovation hub located in Harare. We assist early stage entrepreneurs to start and grow their business ventures by providing networking opportunities and training. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, our efforts have been focused on ensuring that our startups and staff stay safe and be ready to fight another day.  As a startup support organisation we decided to use some of our skills and competencies to create an information guide to be used by frontline staff as...

  • Posted on 13 April, 2020
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Why 2019 Proved To Be A Mixed Year For Zimbabwean Start-ups

Why 2019 Proved To Be A Mixed Year For Zimbabwean Start-ups

By Elias Pacheso 2019 proved to be a mixed year for Zimbabwean start-ups. A number of start-ups failed while others emerged from the shadows. There is a tendency to think that start-ups are started by individuals only, especially in Zimbabwe, a nation that has a fair share of challenges that need solving. Most observers have watched Zimbabwe from a distance waiting for the environment to get better and are missing opportunities as a result. Tech Hub, an emerging home...

  • Posted on 5 December, 2019
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  • Startups
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