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Emerging Ideas Pitch Night: Don’t miss it!

Yes, I haven’t forgotten that I owe you such information. I am bound to tell you of any techie and/or business related event or activity that goes on in the City of Kings and Queens (by that, I mean the ones I actually get to hear of). Emerging Ideas Pitch Night which is powered by […]

Emerging Ideas & Telecel collaborating on Pitch Night and startup initiatives

A lot has changed since Emerging Ideas hosted its first Pitch Night in 2013. Through organic growth and a consistent delivery on its promise to provide entrepreneurs with a platform for honest feedback and building relationships, the monthly event has expanded its audiences. One big change has been the establishment of a relationship between Emerging Ideas and local […]

The DNA of Zim’s “Technology” hubs part 3: Emerging Ideas

A few weeks ago we started a review of the local tech hubs as means to assess how they have hit the ground running in their first few months navigating around the Zimbabwean startup ecosystem. Muzinda-Umuzi and Hypercube were the first and second in the review and maybe tied to their formation similarities (all have […]

Protronics airtime vending machine now going through patent process

Remember George Chingore?  He was the Harare Institute of Technology dropout who built an airtime vending machine and pitched it at Emerging Ideas‘ Pitch Night in March. Well I caught up with him at the April Pitch Night held last night and he says his product is taking the first steps towards commercial production, first […]

HIT dropout builds functional airtime vending machine prototype from scrap

George Chingore, a Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) dropout has built a functional airtime vending machine prototype from scrap computer components he assembled through the help of friends. George Chingore pitched his airtime vending machine prototype at Pitch Night hosted by Emerging Ideas. George was presenting his venture called Protonics which he hopes will replace […]

Emerging Ideas hosts first Pitch Night for 2014: Picture highlights

Local business incubator Emerging Ideas played host to the first monthly Pitch Nights for 2014 yesterday evening at the Celebration Center in Harare. The Pitch Night is a platform were three entrepreneurs present their business ideas in four minutes before a crowd of like minded people. Yesterday’s event was well attended and three entrepreneurs presented […]