The Mukela Travel team accepting the prize. In the center is ZOL CEO, David Behr
We’re here at the Crowne Plaza in Harare and the winner in the ZOL Startup Challenge 2011 has just been announced. It is the Mukela Travel team. The prize money for Mukela Travel is US $10,000. Of that, US $5,000 is cash and the other half in Internet services. You can read more about the start-up here.
The two runner-ups in the challenge are (in no particular order) Sadomba Mahari and Softwarehouse. They both get US $2,500 cash and US $2,500 in internet services. There were 5 finalists in the challenge. The other two are Ribe Networks and Funza.
From here at the Techzim, it is congratulations to the winning teams and wish their startups all the success they so deserve. We’re also thankful to all the participants in the challenge and wish them success too. A big thank you as well to the judges; John Mberi, David Behr, Geoff Goss and Bester Zambuko.
Most of all, we’d like to thank Zimbabwe Online for availing such an opportunity to the tech startups. Here’s to a healthy tech startup community in Zimbabwe!