Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

Fintech Startups, Apply For Catapult: Inclusion Africa Competition

[Image Source: Luxembourg House of Financial Technology Facebook] CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa 2020 Bootcamp follows on from the success of the first Catapult Inclusion Africa Bootcamp, organised in November 2018, where 11 selected African Fintechs benefited from a tailor-made programme aligned with the sustainability goals of Luxembourg’s financial centre with the aim for the Fintechs to […]

Apply For The US$40 000 C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge

Applications are open for the 2nd C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge 2020. The Challenge will select women-led innovative tech solution for climate with a measurable impact to experiment them in C40 cities. C40 cities joining the Tech Challenge commit to pilot the winning solution and contribute to the selection by participating in the expert jury panel, which […]

UNDP & Impact Hub Partner To Host The Green Innovation Fair 5 December

Impact Hub is partnering the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement to host the Green Innovation Fair. The competition will allow entrepreneurs working to reduce carbon emissions to pitch their products/services for a chance to win US$1 000. Who’s eligible? The following criterion will be used […]

Comexposed’s 5th Converge Digital Arts Convention Being At The End Of This Month

Comexposed is holding its 5th annual Convention called Converge on the 30th of November. Converge2019 brings together experts in digital arts, technology and innovation as well as tech and pop culture enthusiasts. Converge 2019 will provide attendees with an opportunity to immerse themselves in what is happening in the world of art, culture, technology and […]

Meet The LABmobile – A Versatile Workshop Van Making Its Way Around Bulawayo This Week

If you live in Bulawayo or you’re passing by, you may have come across a blue Mercedes Van with the words LABmobile emblazoned upon the front of the car and wondered what exactly this hip-looking van was about. Well, the LABmobile belongs to Victoria Wenzelmann and for the rest of this week, it will be […]

Nduna Girls Tutor School Kids As Part Of Africa Code Week Initiative

Last year, Nduna Girls hosted an amazing gaming workshop for kids in partnership with Steam Africa, we haven’t written about their efforts since then but that’s not to say they haven’t been doing anything. Most recently, they participated in the Africa Code Week initiative. Africa Code Week is a digital skill development initiative spearheaded by […]

Impact Hub To Host 7th Volume Of Founders Live Harare

Impact Hub Harare will be hosting the 7th edition of Founders Live Harare on 8 November 2019. The Founder of Founders Live, Nick Hughes will be attending the event so don’t miss this opportunity to pitch your start-up. They are searching for the most fun, innovative and most impactful start-ups in Zimbabwe. If you fit […]

Seedstars Harare Awards GlocalTravel.IO The Title Of Best Startup In Zimbabwe

Seedstars World, the largest seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, brought its Zimbabwe round to a successful close during Seedstars Harare. The event took place last Saturday, at Impact Hub Harare, and 9 selected startups were invited to present their companies in front of the local jury panel.  The local winner, […]

7 Zimbabweans Make List Of 2019 Southern Africa Startup Awards Regional Finalist

The Southern African Startup Awards are in their second year and the list of finalists have been announced. There are 7 Zimbabwean startups/people that have made the 346 contender list. Female Role Model of the Year: Dr Faith Nyamukapa      Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative: Overuse Enterprises Pvt Limited/Mazibisa Inc Best Foodtech/Agritech Startup: YouFarm           Best Social Impact Startup: Farai Pyro    Founder of the Year: Nkosana Mazibisa […]

Tech Village Hosting HacktoberFest Open-Source Meetup This Weekend

Hacktoberfest – a month-long celebration of open-source software. The event is a partnership between DigitalOcean and DEV. The event will be hosted in Bulawayo in the 1st floor of the NetOne Building, Corner Fife Street and L.Takawira. Opposite Central Police Station. Maintainers -the guys/girls who build source code into a binary package for distribution, commit patches, or organize […]

Applications For The Student StartUp Summit Now Open

Elevate Trust will be hosting the 2019 Student Startup Summit (SSuS) from the 12th-14th of December. SSuS is an annual get together for inventors and investors and this looks like it will be an exciting event. The summit is a platform for students from different educational institutions throughout Africa to showcase their world-class innovations, startups […]

Attend Pindula’s Edit-a-thon Today At Shoko Festival & Learn About Local Content & Curating It

Shoko Festival is kicking off and they have some exciting stuff lined up till the first of October. One interesting program that’s happening today is Pindula’s Edit-a-thon. You’ve heard about hackathons but this is an Edit-a-thon. Pindula is our sister publication that produces easy-to-understand and insightful local news. It basically strips off those technical terms […]

Press Release: Last Call For AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Leading tech ventures across Africa have until Wednesday, September 11th to submit entries for the fifth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa in Cape Town on November 11th, 2019. Entries from over 30 countries have already been submitted from start-ups and corporates across 14 categories. The […]

[Livestream] Zimswitch Digital Payments Conference – Digital Economy For Africa: Day Two

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Startupbootcamp Hosting Harare FastTrack Event In May

Last year, Startupbootcamp hosted their first FastTrack event in Harare. FastTracks are informal events that Startupbootcamp host all over the world to meet the most suitable early-stage companies interested in joining their program. For each FastTrack, we invite the top 10 startups who apply to receive instant feedback from a panel of industry mentors, network […]

Afro-X-Dubai Zimbabwe Innovation Conference Is A Great Opportunity To See How Things Are Done Elsewhere

Samora & First Consultants is partnering with Palladium Zimbabwe and BMatanga IP Attorneys for Africa along with its UAE  government, semi-government and private sector innovation partners to host the first Afro-x-Dubai. The conference aims to bring together local innovative players and “institutions with Dubai innovation thought leaders who are ahead in the journey to share […]

Apple Is Huawei’s Latest Twitter Victim

Unless if your Monday Blues were way too strong you would have known that Apple had their event yesterday. It was jam packed with a couple of software and service announcements that included a fancy new Apple Card made of Titanium, subscription based gaming service with no ads or in-app purchases and AppleTV+ with heaps […]

Here Is How You Can Watch The Apple Event Today

Today is the day Apple is having its Apple event and in the mix should be some software and hardware announcements. Recently there was the release of the second generation AirPods with wireless charging feature on the case as well as some upgrades to features like better connection stability, better power efficiency and ability to […]

Hyperloop To Join Other Technology Giants At The World Mobility Show

Dubai has it’s own Vision 2030. and the World Mobility Show which will be hosted there seeks to compliment it by putting on display some futuristic concepts around mobility and the future of the automobile. World Mobility Show, organised by global business events and consulting firm Trescon, will open its doors to the Middle East […]

NiftyPlanr’s ‘Service Provider’ App Allows Event Planners And Other Players In That Industry To Extend Their Reach

A few weeks ago we talked about Nifty Planr; an application meant to take the stress out of planning an event. Be it a wedding, a party or even events like religious conferences then this is the app to use. Service providers (e.g caterers, decorators etc) could have seen that piece and wondered how can […]

Africa Tech Summit Is Around The Corner, Here Is Your Chance To Win A Free Delegate Pass.

Ever heard of the Africa Tech Summit? Well, a few weeks ago when came I back from the AfricaCom Conference I came back bubbling and bursting with ideas. Thing is, the ideas are mainly for wholesalers, government departments and huge telcos ( most of the exhibitors at the conference only supply the mentioned only) and […]

Vaya Launching In Gweru Later This Week

Harare and Bulawayo are usually the places where most things in tech happen. Or at least that’s what most of us have been socialised to think. Well the duopoly of these two major cities getting all the good stuff seems to be coming to a close, as Cassava SmartTech is launching their Vaya ride-hailing service […]

Zimbabwe To Host 2018 Innovation Africa Summit

This coming week Zim will be playing host to many delegates from a variety of other African countries as we host the 8th Innovation Africa Summit. The summit is a ministerial-level forum with a focus on education and technology. Industry partners enjoy pre-scheduled meetings and committed engagement with ministers and senior government officials from over […]

HIT To Host First PyData Zim Meetup In Hopes Of Creating A Data Science Community

PyData Harare is partnering with Data Science Zimbabwe, Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) and Pycon Zim to hold their first meetup on the 8th of December. The PyData meetup is probably going to be quite interesting if you are interested in Python, data science or machine learning. Best of all it’s a free meetup so […]

Podcast On AfricaCom 2018 Covering Artificial Intelligence, A Smart Feature Phone, Startups And 5G

From 13 – 15 November, AfricaCom 2018 was held at the Cape Town International Convention Center. What did the 21st edition of Africa’s largest telecoms conference have in store for delegates? Here are some of our highlights from the event covering artificial intelligence, a smart feature phone, startup funding and 5G in Africa. Quick NetOne, […]

If You Love WordPress, You Need To Attend WordCamp Harare Next Week

The third instalment of WordCamp Harare is happening next week on 23 and 24 November at Hellenic Academy and I couldn’t be more excited! Here’s a list of things you need to know about WordCamp Harare 2018. What’s A WordCamp? WordCamps are informal, community-organized and officially endorsed events that are put together by local WordPress […]

[Video] AfricaCom TV Interviews Econet Media CEO, Discusses The Future Of Pay TV In Africa

AfricaCom TV sat down with Joseph Hundah and asked him some questions regarding the future of Pay TV. The interview also touched on some of the challenges in making content for mobile viewers. You can watch the interview below: Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney […]

AfricaCom 2018 Day 1 In Pictures

We are at Africa’s biggest tech expo and here are some pictures from day 1: We’ll update and add more pictures as we bump into more cool things… Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone […]

7 Talks I’m Looking Forward To At AfricaCom 2018

It’s that time of the year again, AfricaCom is back in Cape Town from 13 – 15 November for its 21st edition. Just like in 2017, the 3-day event promises to bring a wide range of talks covering FinTech, Internet of Things, 5G and smart cities among other topics. Unlike the previous year, AfricaCom 2018 […]

As Seen At The Computer Society of Zimbabwe Summer School 2018

A few weeks ago we started a social media campaign on behalf of the Computer Society of Zimbabwe. CSZ. The campaign was centered on their upcoming Summer School that was to be held in Vic Falls. Yesterday the summer school kicked off with some exhibitions from Frolgate, Oracle and Sophos among others. CSZ Rebranding.  The opening […]