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Here’s our Q & A with the team behind Simba Savannah, Zimbabwe’s new business pitch reality show

Modelled along the lines of The United States’ Shark Tank and the global business series Dragon’s Den, each episode of Simba Savannah has two different entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to five Zimbabwean business leaders (called Simbas which is Swahili for lions) for investment and additional assistance such as mentorship and skills support.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vision 2025: Emerging Ideas looking to build 100 ideas that impact half a million people by 2025

Last year during Global Entrepreneurship Week we attended a “Pitch Night” in Harare hosted by Emerging Ideas, a business accelerator program co-founded by Tommy Deuschle and Tim Bickers. The event was one of the few hosted locally as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations and initially we thought it would be a once off […]