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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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Youth Led Entrepreneurship gets boost

Youth Led Entrepreneurship gets boost

By Elias Pacheso It is not often that a struggling start-up ecosystem wakes up to positive news from their government, that  a USD20m fund is being put in place to support their ventures. Its even more encouraging when the measures are then supported  by other unexpected measures meant to shore up support for businesses that support youth led businesses. Though the policy announcements seem to focus on small to medium enterprises and not start-ups (there is a big...

  • Posted on 14 November, 2019
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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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