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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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  • Startup

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...

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