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(PRESS RELEASE) Meet The 10 Most Promising Startups Selected To Pitch At Seedstars Harare 2017

On October 27th, 10 of Zimbabwe’s most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Regional and Global Seedstars Summits and to win up to USD 1 million in equity investments and other prizes. Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes has brought its pre-selection […]

PRESS RELEASE: African Innovation Foundation – Call for Applications: Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards

“Investing In Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems” A pan-African open call inviting submissions for the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards from 10 October 2017 to 10 January 2018 Grand share prize of US$ 185 000 to be awarded to top ten African innovators who demonstrate scalable, impactful, market-oriented, and outstanding innovations solving […]

The role of government in fostering an active tech startup ecosystem

One issue often mentioned in discussion about mobile and the web as platforms for technology entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe is the issue of an environment that doesn’t encourage innovation, and one that doesn’t reward on merit. It is no secret that Zimbabwe has fallen behind other top nations in Africa in harnessing the potential of these platforms for economic development. While adoption of mobile phones and the internet has significantly increased, we still just use these platforms to make calls, access emails, Facebook and for the academics, some research.