Studies show that whilst entrepreneurial activity is on the increase the world over, the failure rate remains high with over 80% of all start-ups not surviving beyond 18 months. This workshop gives a summary overview of the key causes of entrepreneurial failure and provides a context for introspection by each participant of their “fitness” and an expose of the tools and competencies required to ensure success.
We offer a series of programmes designed to help you grow your business. Our programs will get you on the right track to develop your business and scale your impact through experiential learning and mentorship with local changemakers.
I am the Co-founder of a startup company that focuses primarily on Environmental Management and off grid solar Solutions. Our company provides solutions for households and companies to incorporate environmental consciousness within their operations. In addition to that we offer tailor made solutions for eco-friendly companies to market their products to a global market. Our main mandate as a company is centered on providing off grid solar solutions to communities at affordable prices. The hub facilitated the process of securing a mentor for me through C4C. The hub also created a platform for me to network with a potential partner and it also assisted me in creating a network of people with similar visions as I do.
Natfort Energy develops and deploys renewable energy solutions to address electricity challenges in Africa. We have recently developed a solar business model specifically for underserved off grid communities and rural households. The solution will ensure that off grid households can access clean, reliable solar products to power their basic energy needs using a flexible payment mechanism thereby addressing the issue of high upfront costs associated with solar systems. Impact hub has identified the mentor for me and facilitated the conversation.
“I have had one of the most amazing weeks in my journey as an entrepreneur thanks to Tadzoka and the Impact Hub Harare team. Not only did I learn so many valuable lessons I also met some amazing people. Through Impact Hub and Seedstars I was abale to learn how to Pitch my company to potential investors. I was also able to leave with a great new mentor who has promised to help me take YouFarm to the next level! On Wednesday 2 days before we even pitched I was approached by a serious potential investor (every startups dream). Tadzoka and her team at Impact Hub and the guys from Seedstars World will literally change your life. Just make sure you put in the hours!”
As an entrepreneur, I have always wanted to surround myself with positive people who would support me when it rains, not just when it shines. Impact Hub is proving exactly that community. A visit to the hub is enough to give you a boost of confidence to encourage you to take that next big leap with the support of a welcoming network of global community.