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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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Dev C: Build Day, Community Challenge

Did you know that hackathons aren’t  just for coders? Yes, it’s true! Hackathons are platforms that bring together coders, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs and many other people in various professions to come up with real life solutions to real life problems. Hackathons align with Facebook’s  mission to connect everyone & impact the world through technological solutions. …
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A Robotics Revolution Starts in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean children are coding and building robots with the best of them. At Impact Hub Harare, we concur with the old adage “Age ain’t nothing but a number” especially when it comes to making a positive impact in the world.  From the youngest of children, to the oldest gogo (grandmother), we have the ability to …
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Mother’s Day with a difference

The special weekend filled with tears of joy, dancing and loads of laughter, the 12 th of May marked the official launch of the ‘Vessel of Love Initiative’ at Impact Hub Harare. As the first event, themed, “Mother’s Day with a Difference”. Vessel of love celebrated motherhood by hosting a massive baby shower for disadvantaged …
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F8 Party Harare Meetup

The much anticipated and soundingly exciting annual Facebook Developers Conference otherwise  known as the F8 Party was held on the 1st-2nd of May this year. The major conference was held in San  Francisco, CA and Facebook Developer Circles around the world gathered for their ‘mini F8 Meetups’ featuring  live streaming of the keynote speaker form …
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