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Muzinda Hub to host Startup Weekend starting tomorrow

Muzinda Hub will be hosting its own Startup Weekend in Harare from the 17th to the 19th of July. According to Muzinda, this is an opportunity for local developers to show off their coding and entrepreneurial skills, and it’s something that is likely targeted at its huge pool of developers and entrepreneurs in training. Other people are also allowed to take part.

Got an idea that can change Africa? You might want to apply for Innovation Baraza

Innovation Baraza, an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Challenge and fair will be taking place in Harare on the 10th of July. It’s open to entrepreneurs and innovators from all sectors that have solutions which have the potential to change Africa. All this is a run up to a later stage funding process. The deadline for applications for this is the 26th of June, 2015.

Special Edition Podcast: Talking tech and music with Tehn Diamond

One of the features of the second edition of the Startup Weekend Harare was a special “Elevator Pitch”  acapela performance from local Hip Hop artist, Tehn Diamond. This was the same pitch that he went on to perform at Emerging Ideas’ Pitch Night. Tehn has a fascination with technology and startups, and how the internet has […]

Food Match are the winners of Startup Weekend Harare

The second edition of Startup Weekend Harare came to an end this afternoon with Food Match being selected as the winner of the 54 hour tech entrepreneurship building marathon. Food Match was working on a platform that identifies and sources from retailers perishable food that is about to expire. It then sells this inventory at […]

A look at the 5 finalists as Startup Weekend Harare enters second day

The Startup Weekend Harare which started last night has continued into its second today with the five startup teams that were shortlisted working on their different concepts in preparation for tomorrow’s finals. Throughout the day the teams have been involved in different stages of idea and concept improvement, with all the teams assigning different representatives […]

Let the Battle Begin! What can we expect from Startup Weekend Harare tomorrow?

After all the preparations and build up, the second edition of Startup Weekend Harare is finally here. It kicks off tomorrow at 6 pm at Hypercube Hub and ends with the final pitches scheduled for Sunday afternoon. This second edition is set to bigger than the previous Startup Weekend Harare, and although it will maintain the […]

Startup Weekend Harare returns

In May this year, the first ever Zimbabwean edition of the Startup Weekend was held at Hypercube in Harare. The good news for those interested in being part of it is that the tech entrepreneurship event is headed this way again, with this edition set to run from the 21st to the 23rd of November […]

The Technovation Challenge draws to a close

Yesterday the Technovation Challenge drew to a close with the first prize for the Senior High School category going to Eaglesvale High School’s Technogeeks team for their EagleApp. A two member team called Geek Charming took first place in the Junior School category for their Uripi application. According to an article on Mobile Learning Zone […]

Startup Weekend Zimbabwe kicks off with several competitive ideas

Zimbabwe’s first ever Startup Weekend kicked off at Hypercube Hub earlier this evening with a slew of ideas being pitched by the several participants who had come in from all over the country. In the adrenaline-filled competitive atmosphere 11 ideas were voted through to the next round which continues tomorrow and ends with the winning […]

All set for the Startup Weekend this Friday with $30,000 in prizes up for grabs

The Startup Weekend Harare to be hosted by Hypercube will come alive this Friday at Hypercube in Harare. According to event organiser and Hypercube community manager Irene Chikumbo, pretty much everything is set for the event which starts on Friday 16 May at 5pm and ends on Sunday 18 May at 6pm. Startup Weekend is […]

Hypercube Hub to host DEMO Africa Innovation Tour tomorrow

Local innovation hub, Hypercube Hub will be hosting the DEMO Innovation Africa Tour tomorrow as part of their continued efforts to create networking platforms for local startups, entrepreneurs, innovators and tech bloggers. This is a preliminary event meant to rope in Zimbabweans into what DEMO Africa is all about, how to participate in the continental […]

Hypercube to host Zimbabwe’s Startup Weekend with tickets going for $80

Local technology hub Hypercube and relief agency Mercy Corps have organised Zimbabwe’s first ever participation in the Startup Weekend. This technology entrepreneurship event, started by will run from the 16th to the 18th of May 2014. Startup Weekend is a non-profit organisation registered in Washington USA. It conducts Startup Weekends which are 54 hour […]