Impact Stories

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Failure is a panacea

What is Fuck Up Nights? Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Each month, in events across the globe, we get three to four people to get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their own professional fuckup. The stories of the business …
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Transforming the technological landscape by supporting women in tech

In the past decade, the technology landscape has transformed drastically with women not only leading the industry, but also producing initiatives that encourage more women to venture into the space. Impact Hub Harare, a collaborative workspace founded by a team of women with a vision, has been contributing to the growth of women in technology …
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Broadening democracy and inclusion through civic tech

Impact Hub Harare prides itself for being a catalyst of social impact. Through our programmes and events, numerous insightful conversations concerning civic tech have been birthed and have grown from mere discussions to actual movements. At the Seedstars Harare event held in June 2018, two of the ten startups were civic tech companies (Vote Africa …
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Who is First Global? FIRST Global is a US-based not-for-profit public charity set up to provide the framework for an Olympics style robotics challenge. Its mission is to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among more than two billion students across the world. FIRST Global invites one team from every nation …
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Youth 4 Climate Action

The topic of climate change has been discussed widely through the years,  policies and strategies have been formed to mitigate the cause and effects of this phenomenon. In all these discussions, the voice of the youth has been minimal or rather muted in comparison to the participation of other stakeholders. The Youth for Climate Action …
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Forging Partnerships With VIRL Financial Services

In this current economic climate, it is extremely difficult for entrepreneurs to access funding or loans without a litany of documents, business proposals and/or some sort of collateral. Mrs. Lynn Gwenzi, Marketing and Business Development Manager of VIRL Financial Services came to Impact Hub Harare on July 18, 2018 to discuss their flexible micro-finance services …
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Incubating start-ups through a partnership with Cambridge University’s Bridges for Enterprise

At Impact Hub Harare, we believe in working with partners across the globe to grow the initiatives we serve as is prescribed by SDG 17: Partnership for the goals. As part of our incubation efforts, Impact Hub Harare works with Cambridge University’s Bridges for Enterprise programme for the betterment of Zimbabwean start-ups. The programme provides …
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One Money Hackathon Launch

The One Money Hackathon event, sponsored by NetOne, TelOne, Finmark Trust and Elevate Trust was held from Friday 13 th to 15 th of July at the TelOne Center for Learning. At the launch breakfast, Mr. Spencer Manguwa of NetOne underlined five reasons behind implementing a hackathon in Zimbabwe at this point in time including; …
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Seedstars Harare 2018

Seedstars Harare 2018 What is Seedstars World Seedstars World is a Switzerland based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets. They run 65+ local competitions to identify the best seed-stage startups, train them to pitch and grant the winners an opportunity to compete in the Seedstars Summit and win the ultimate Seedstars World Global …
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Be You Exhibition

Scores of people from all walks of life attended the “Be You Exhibition” on June 23, 2018. “Be You”  is a collaborative exhibition organized by Kuumba Arts Trust in conjunction with Impact Hub Harare to tell the stories that shape who we are through art. The artwork spoke volumes. From the masterpiece painting of a …
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