This year, again, BarCamp Zimbabwe and the ZOL Jumpstart Challenge were a success. A big success. While BarCamp was held at the same venue as last year, we decided to take it outside and what a refreshing atmosphere full of networking, learning, mobile talk, gadget talk, discussions about mPayments, cloud computing, social media and everything that we expected a BarCamp to be.
The startup challenge pitches were also nothing short of amazing. Everyone, the judges included, attested the significant improvement in pitch quality and in the thought out business models. We all went away inspired about the capacity of the local entrepreneurs, creative & developers to create and build solutions to address solution gaps in the market.
But for all this to take place, sponsors, partners and speakers supported the initiative in different ways.
So, we are grateful to them, and this post is to just say thank you. Here are the sponsors and links to their websites so you can check out the products/services they offer.
Zimbabwe Online (ZOL)
These guys were the title sponsors. That means they bankrolled the challenge and some of the BarCamp. ZOL is one of the largest ISPs in Zimbabwe.
The guys, no, these ninjas; they do branding, marketing and design. They provided a gigantic outdoor LCD screen for the BarCamp. If you weren’t there, you can check out it in the pictures on our Facebook page.
We’re not sure what these guys do actually, but they demanded a mention so hell, why not.