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POTRAZ’s ICT Innovation Drive Gets Into Second Phase, But There Are Still Some Unanswered Questions

POTRAZ has begun calling for startups and ‘ICT innovators’ to apply for the second phase of their funding program; The Zimbabwe ICT Innovation Drive. What’s the Innovation Drive about? According to POTRAZ, the drive is meant to empower innovators that are making technological advancements in various sectors, whilst creating employment and boosting economic growth. We […]

Potraz Finally Launches The ICT Innovation Drive To Provide Funding For Innovators In The ICT Field

The long awaited Zimbabwe ICT Innovation Drive has finally been launched. As we reported last week Potraz was availing their funding project that is meant to empower innovators that are making technological advancements in various sectors. The drive was announced back in 2016 but was yet to get an ‘official launch.’ The innovation drive accepted […]

So Which Are The Six Startups Who Got Funding From The POTRAZ/Ministry Of ICT Innovation Fund?

We have already updated that 188 startups applied to receive financing from the government (POTRAZ) Innovation Fund and six of them were successful. Here is a list of who they are: Oyos Purple Signs Shift Organic Technologies Red Pen Afrimom Nativ Project We will obviously give you a more detailed update on who these startups […]

Update On The Innovation Fund That POTRAZ And Ministry Of ICT Talked About Ages Ago And Then Went Quiet

One of the questions that readers here at Techzim kept asking us was what happened to the Innovation Fund that was talked about way back in 2016. This fund was set up by the ministry of ICT through POTRAZ to be a revolving fund to finance tech startups. When our readers ask us, we forward […]

President To Launch Potraz Innovation Fund Under Another Name

On the 14th of March, President Emerson Mnangagwa will be at hand to launch the Zimbabwe ICT Drive at the HICC. What is Zim ICT Drive? The ICT Drive will be a revolving fund(continuous funding program) that is meant to support the development of young innovators in the ICT field. Supa Mandiwanzira, the minister of […]

Everything to know about applying for the ICT Innovation Drive fund for startups (download)

We contacted POTRAZ to get the details of the terms and conditions of applying for the ICT Innovation Drive fund for startups that was announced yesterday. Techzim got a response to some of the questions and have included those answers below. A key thing that has become clear is that the funds that startups are applying for are loans […]

Zimbabwe government’s $25m ICT Innovation fund. A tech startup boom on the horizon?

The Zimbabwean government just announced that it has opened for applications to the ICT Innovation Drive fund. This fund, totalling $25 million, was announced last year by the Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services. The minister, Supa Mandiwanzira, said that the Zimbabwean government is committed to the development of local platforms and apps through investment financed by […]