9 posts tagged startups

Moto Republik and City of Harare find common ground

They’ve been at it for the past 2 weeks, but it finally looks like the feud between the City of Harare and Moto Republik has finally come to and end, for now According to Moto Republik the two parties reached an out-of-court settlement. The parties agreed that Moto Republik be given a few months to make renovations, to bring the hub to City of Harare by-law ‘standards’—that’s a story for another day. For now, the Republik stands! But only after a petition, the intervention of ...

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Massive looting at Hypercube Hub: Report

An audit report carried out by Simao Nyaboko on behalf of the Hypercube Hub Working Group reveals massive looting at the now defunct Hypercube Hub. Before Moto Republik there was Hypercube Hub, a venue that allowed young entrepreneurs to meet, and exchange ideas. Hypercube Hub opened its doors to the public in January 2014 and on the 31 of December 2015 the hub seized operating. News of Hypercube Hub closing came as a shock to many people in the tech community, as to why a seemingly ...

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TVYangu makes it to the Social Media Awards Africa finals

Zimbabwe's very own video sharing startup TVYangu.com, has made it to the finals of the inaugural Social Media Awards Africa competition to be held in Lagos, Nigeria in early 2015. Although TVYangu and other stakeholders tried to canvas for support, the Zimbabwean startup did not garner enough votes at the voting stage, but it still made it to the finals based on other factors including originality, creativity, scalability and impact. We reached out to Munya Dodo, the founder of TVYangu and ...

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BOOST-CBZ Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2014: Call for Applications

Are you a university student with a brilliant business idea? If your answer is yes, then you’re in luck. CBZ in partnership with the BOOST Fellowship are calling for applications for the 2014 edition of the BOOST-CBZ Entrepreneurship Challenge. The winner of the challenge will walk away with prize money they can use to develop their business. The Challenge will also give successful applicants a chance to be trained on how to run their businesses, some of the topics to be covered are digital ...

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Sprystock, Africa’s First Stock Photography Marketplace, to launch this December

HDW, a local Zimbabwean web services company, has just announced the arrival of Sprystock, one of Africa's first stock photography marketplaces, just ten days before its launch online scheduled for December this year. "Sprystock is a fresh project, which we believe is going to address a very big gap in the African space. There are too many advertisers, digital artists, website owners and companies using visualizations which are out-of-context, and we want Sprystock to address that," stated ...

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Spryads: Zimbabwe’s new ads marketplace?

We were privileged enough to get an invitation to try out the new spryads app, a marketplace for website publishers and advertisers. This app is similar to BuySellAds as it gives you full control of how much you charge for advertisements if you’re a publisher and it also gives freedom to the advertiser to chose where they want to place their ad according to their budget. The company is the brainchild of Halogen digital works. The app is currently in Beta mode and you can request an invite ...

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One Syndrome of Zimbabwean Startups

Continuing from our previous post on why Zimbabwean startups fail i have perceived what i would call a very bad trait that our startups have and i am sure any level headed person would have observed this, the amount of time that is spent attending events and creating lists of what they perceive as successful local startups and tweeting, one wonders how they make time to actually work on their startups. Work is one element that hasn’t been constant whenever people start talking of startups, ...

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Don’t let the economic downturn turn you down!

The business cycle takes every economy through the different stages of growth, peak, recession, trough and recovery. The once predictable and stable business cycles are now seen as extremely variant, unpredictable and irregular. Recession is one of the most dreaded phases of this business cycle. It causes a significant decline in economic activities all around the world for a significant period of time. Recession wreaks havoc in lives of one and all. It renders people jobless and causes ...

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A few reasons why Zimbabwean Startups fail: Part 2

Continuing from the article we posted 6 months ago we discuss a few reasons why Zimbabwean startups fail. Over the past few years we’ve had some brilliant startups emerge from this country but their lifespan was very short and unfortunately this trend still continues today and below are a few reasons why. Erratic Energy Supply Erratic energy supply is one of the major problems that has plagued the business as well as social environment in Zimbabwe and many other countries in Africa. ...

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