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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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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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