It’s ZOL Startup Challenge season again and as we mentioned in our earlier release, this year’s event has been scaled up to add a whole new dimension of competitiveness and reach.
On Thursday the 21st of August there will be the first meetup for the Startup Challenge at Area 46, a new co-working space and accelerator in Mt Pleasant Harare(Located Opposite The University of Zimbabwe).The cover charge to the meetup is $2.
Starting at 6 pm and wrapping up at 8 pm the meetup is meant to bring together aspiring participants and the organisers of the event in one space. This is the first meetup for the challenge, with a followup event scheduled for Bulawayo.
Some of the speakers at the meetup will be past winners of the challenge that have gone on to carry their startups forward as viable business entities.
The meetup’s discussion points will provide an explanation of the requirements of the Startup Challenge, how the new format is structured as well as a fireside chat touching on the opportunity for business being provided by the Internet.
The biggest takeaway from the meet up will be the networking opportunity presented to the stakeholders in the local tech ecosystem plus the thrashing out of issues surrounding mentorship and startup viability.
The ZOL Startup Challenge, now in its fourth year, is Zimbabwe’s main tech startup talent showcase. It brings together participants with internet based business ideas in a competition for prizes that range from cash, support services, mentorship and opportunities for seed funding.