The journey to the ZOL Startup Challenge 2014 finals continued this week as we passed the deadline for applications on the 30th of September with 23 startups being shortlisted for the semi-finals.
Yesterday these 23 semi-finalists and the rest of the applicants not fortunate to be considered for this year’s edition were notified. The 23 startups are now preparing for the semi-finals scheduled for the 9th of October in Harare at Area 46.
The ZOL Startup Challenge 2014 semi-finals will be an elevator pitching session which will only be open to the shortlisted startups mentors and invited guests.
As part of the ZOL Startup Challenge 2014 the startups that make it past the semi-finals stage will go through a mentorship process in the run up to the finals slated for the 7th and 8th of November 2014.
The 23 startups selected for next week’s semi-finals are (in no particular order)
1. Elearning Institute
2. New World Technologies
8. Cellphone Lottery
9. Big Brain Zimbabwe
13. Dream Big Careers
14. Football Action
18. Smart Irrigation System