ZOL Startup Challenge workshops wrapped up as call for applications begins


Group-work-ZOL-Startup-ChalEarlier today the second and final ZOL Startup Challenge skills training workshop was held at Area 46 in Mt Pleasant Harare.

The event came on the heels of a similar workshop conducted two days ago in Bulawayo at NUST. The focus of both workshops was to teach skills in entrepreneurship for Internet based businesses through the pillars of business modelling and pitching techniques.

Just like the Bulawayo session, a huge part of the workshop focused on the use of the Business Model Canvas and understanding its effectiveness in figuring out a startup’s value proposition, partners and customers.



The participants of today’s workshop also engagedĀ in group activities with presentations made on a specific problem case. The brief session on elevator pitching techniques ended the day with a networking session afterwards.


The material on tech entrepreneurship used for both workshops will be made available on the site shortly.

With skills training complete, the next stage in the ZOL Startup Challenge will be the submission of applications which will start from Monday 8 September and last until the 30th of September 2014. Shortlisted startups will compete at the semi finals which will be held on the 11th of October, with finalists slugging it out on the 7th and 8th of November 2014.

Information on the ZOL Startup Challenge process and how to apply can be obtained by clicking here.

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