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Emerging Ideas Pitch Night is back. Meet fellow entrepreneurs and support, advise and team up

Do you love business and the sharing of ideas? Fancy yourself a businessperson/entrepreneur and would like to exchange notes with other like-minded individuals? If you can be in Bulawayo on Friday the 22nd of July, there is an event you will not want to miss. There will be an Emerging Ideas Pitch Night on Friday […]


Wondering what an Angel Investor is? Tech Hub Harare has you covered

The team over at Tech Hub Harare has announced that it will be hosting a webinar that will be attended by the Angel Investors Network of Zimbabwe this Wednesday starting at 18:00hrs. Speakers for the Tech Hub Harare Webinar include: Bekithemba Nkomo – the Managing Director for Lloyd Corporate Capital which recently announced that its […]


Computer Society of Zimbabwe is hosting a cyber security, digital forensics & robotic automation winter school

The Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) is hosting a Winter School programme running under the theme “Navigating the Digital Securely”, from the 29th of June to 2 July 2022 at Holiday Inn, Bulawayo. The CSZ Bulawayo Chapter Chair, Percy Sibanda, who is the convenor, said that the event is a capacity-building programme on Cyber Security, […]


The Impact Hub Coding for Kids Bootcamp is back!

Impact Hub’s Coding for Kids Bootcamp has returned and is looking to give primary and high school students exposure to what can be possible through technology. This is the fourth year that the program is running and Impact Hub wants to help shape the perception of the youth through the lens of the ever-changing digital […]


AfricaCom 2022: the biggest Africa-focused tech conference is back!

The world’s largest Africa-focused technology and telecommunications event turns 25 this year and is set to return to Cape Town, South Africa in November after a 2-year digital hiatus. Africa Tech Festival, home of AfricaCom, will welcome exhibitors, delegates, and policymakers from all over the world from 7 – 11 November 2022, to continue shaping […]


Hillcrest ICT Expo: drones, FOOD, rugby and supercomputers

Over the weekend, Hillcrest College hosted its annual Winter Fair and Tech Expo. The event was well attended with companies like Liquid Home Utande Old Mutual Fusertech Precision Arial Axis Solutions Zimbabwe Centre for High-Performance Computing and more exhibiting their wares in the Eastern Highlands. Students and attendants were treated to a show from all […]


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Zim freelancers! You have to check out Afriblocks’ FREE Summit

Zimbabwean co-founded startup and Techstars alumni AfriBlocks is hosting its Freelancers Summit on the 6th and 7th of May 2022 to explore the future of work and freelancing on the continent. This is the second running of the Afriblocks Summit, with the first event taking place last year. With its growing tech ecosystem, Africa is […]


The Digital Health Symposium is Back!

After a hiatus, the Zimbabwe Medical Association ZIMA is hosting a Digital Health Symposium on the 19th of March as a sequel to the eHealth symposium that was last held in 2019. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic was the reason for the break in continuity. Interestingly, the pandemic is also the major reason why the […]


Zim Startups! Check out AfricArena’s Summit Tour and Challenge

AfricArena hosted the AfricArena Media & Partnership Launch Event, which took place online on the 9th of February. At this event, it announced the official launch of its annual AfricArena tour, seeking to find and support the best startups on the continent and the launch of its new annual fundraising and Scale-up program which aims […]


Zim startups! Apply to pitch your ideas at Africa Tech Summit 2022!!

Africa Tech Summit has opened applications to the 2022 edition of Pitch Live at the fourth Africa Startup Summit. Ten start-ups will be selected to present their company’s solution and overall ask on stage to an audience of 500 + leaders in the African tech ecosystem that include investors, corporates, accelerators, and media. The Africa Startup Summit is part of […]


4th edition of Africa Tech Summit to take place live in Nairobi

The African tech ecosystem will finally have the opportunity to connect again in person at the fourth edition of the Africa Tech Summit taking place in Nairobi, Kenya on February 23-24, 2022. The leading African tech event will once again provide unrivalled insights, networking, and business opportunities across three Summits and brings together tech leaders […]


Day 1 of Zimbabwe’s first-ever drone conference

Today was Day 1 of Zimbabwe’s first-ever drone conference which was hosted by Precision Aerial, Zimbabwe Flying Labs and the Drones for Good Network. Speakers from across the African drone space were in attendance as well as government departments, officials and enthusiasts. It was a jam-packed program that featured, drone licencing, regulation in Zimbabwe as […]


Entrepreneurs! Startup Weekend Harare is back!

Startup Weekend Harare is back again! This is your chance to discover your business idea’s deepest potential and to turn that idea into a reality.  Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekend is the perfect environment in which to […]


Local startup AfriBlocks to co-host US-based blockchain summit

Local freelance startup and the first Zimbabwean startup to be selected for US-based incubator, Afriblocks, will be co-hosting the 2021 Black Blockchain Summit. The conference will be held over three days starting from the 24th of September in Washington DC (and beamed virtually). “We are excited to co-host such a major event. This summit is […]


The Internet Society of Zimbabwe will be running a School of Internet Governance next week

The Internet Society of Zimbabwe Chapter (ISOC) will be running an inaugural Zimbabwe School of Internet Governance (ZimSig) this coming week. The three-day virtual worship will run from the 25th of August until the 27th of August. Applications for the event are open now and will close on the 21st of August. In order to […]


Africa’s newest consumer electronics expo is just around the corner

One of Kenya’s fastest-growing consumer electronics platforms Gadgets Africa has partnered up with East Africa’s media powerhouse, Nation Media Group, to launch the Vifaa Tech festival which is akin to the international consumer electronics expo CES or like the perennial AfricaCom. “Consumer technology and electronics brands are celebrated, criticised, and appreciated in the US, SE […]


Is our data safe on the internet?

TAZIVA Online will be hosting a Digital Wellness Meet-up To Discuss Data Privacy, fact-checking Online and more this Friday 5/02/2021 at 14:00


Improve your digital marketing game with the “10 For 10 Challenge”

Digital marketing is emerging as a key utility in any business’ arsenal, you can improve your skills in it with the 10 for 10 challenge.


Standard Chartered and the Unstoppable Awards

Standard Chartered Bank is hosting the Unstoppable Awards to honour businesses, organisations and individuals who have kept things ticking during the pandemic.


Applications for Tech Hub Incubator 2021 are now open

Tech Hub has announced that applications for its Incubator Program Cohort 2 are now open.


Comexposed Converge 2020 to preview Zim – UK collaborative VR film

On top of showcasing comic Art and other digital media, Comexposed Converge 2020 will also be previewing an immersive VR film that was done by Zimbabwean and UK digital artists.


Applications now open for POTRAZ #HackingForSDGs Post COVID19 & Beyond Hackathon

POTRAZ is looking for individuals and collectives who are passionate about ICTs and want solve problems that the country is likely to face post COVID-19.


Comexposed Converge Digital Arts convention to be hosted online this year

Comexposed Converge is an event I look forward to every year since I first attended it. For a long time I thought this year’s event wasn’t going to pan out – seeing as we’re in a pandemic that requires that we hide from each other and all. Fortunately, Converge took to their Facebook a few […]


Africa Esports Championship calls on African developers to participate in Game Showcase event

Africa Esports Championship (AEC) recently announced that they are hosting the Africa Games Showcase Invitation. The event is being organised in partnership with LudiqueWorks. AEC and LudiqueWorks are inviting video game developers and studios to submit their developed games for the showcase which is aimed to “spotlight, highlight and celebrate” video games being developed on […]


(Updated) Africa eSports Championship back for another year

Africa eSports Championship (AEC) has announced that its 2nd edition will be going underway soon. Africa eSports Championship has presence in over 30 countries and is inviting gamers on the continent for the championship starting in September until the end of the year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held online which […]


Impact Hub Virtual Bootcamp, teaching kids all about coding

Impact Hub is hosting another Virtual Bootcamp for children to learn to code. This edition will educate students on how to apply programming skills to real-life situations. It is important for children to understand how to use new and emerging technologies. The more familiar a child is with technology that exists today. The better they […]


Africa Tech Summit 10th edition to be celebrated online

Africa Tech Summit Connects 2020 is like all other events this year going online. The first online event follows the success of annual events held in Kigali, Washington DC and Shanghai. Africa Tech Summit will run from the 20th to the 22nd of October via mobile app and desktop. Africa Tech Summit Connect is aiming […]