Techstars Startup Weekend Harare

    Friday, March 6 - 8, 2020


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Harare

Friday, March 6 - 8, 2020



Friday, March 6 - 8, 2020
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Holiday Home
15 Dan Judison Rd, Milton Park, Harare
Harare, Zimbabwe

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? 
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team. 


Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • Snacks to sustain you throughout the event. You will not run out of Energy.
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “
harare@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday March 6th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday March 7th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday March 8th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Persistence Elison Gwanyanya
Managing Director

Persistence Elison Gwanyanya profile.

• Founder, Managing Director and Futurist of Bullion Group.
• Director of all the nine (Bullion Group subsidiaries).
• Chartered Banker and Trade Finance Specialist.
• Top Economist and authority on Zimbabwe and Africa economic and Financial issues.
• A well-known and reputable Market Analyst and Opinion Leader at business, national and international level.
• A successful entrepreneur who founded Bullion Group with nine (9) in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
• A well networked person who sits in various boards and committees of influence at business and societal level.
• A writer and columnist in local weekly newspapers who also runs a programme on Capital and Money Markets on National FM.

Event Judges


Joseph Chakopo
Managing Director

Joseph Chakopo is the current Executive Director of NyamukAfrica Solutions. 


Persistence Elison Gwanyanya
Managing Director

Persistence Elison Gwanyanya profile.

• Founder, Managing Director and Futurist of Bullion Group.
• Director of all the nine (Bullion Group subsidiaries).
• Chartered Banker and Trade Finance Specialist.
• Top Economist and authority on Zimbabwe and Africa economic and Financial issues.
• A well-known and reputable Market Analyst and Opinion Leader at business, national and international level.
• A successful entrepreneur who founded Bullion Group with nine (9) in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
• A well networked person who sits in various boards and committees of influence at business and societal level.
• A writer and columnist in local weekly newspapers who also runs a programme on Capital and Money Markets on National FM.


Henrietta Nyoni
Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at BeyondNow Africa.

Able to develop a Marketing Strategy having a balanced combination of know-how in both Traditional and Digital Marketing.


Coaches and Mentors


Conilius Jaricha
Co-Founder

Cornilius is the Co-Founder for Hidrift Ventures.


Joseph Chakopo
Managing Director

Joseph Chakopo is the current Executive Director of NyamukAfrica Solutions. 


Faith Mukumbiri
Co-Founder

Faith Mukumbiri is Co-Founder of Unique Innovation. She is also a Safety and Health student.


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Harare is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Emmanuel
    Christian
  • Stephen
    Muraga
  • Admire
    Luwis
  • Henrietta
    Nyoni
  • Rugare
    Marufu
  • Conilius
    Jaricha

Facilitators


Emmanuel Christian
CEO

QA Software Engineer- Kubernets, Africa Regional Lead- Indigitous.org, Techstars Community Organiser, Lead & Facilitator. 

Event Staff


Bertha Livingi
Adminstrative Assistant

Bertha is the Adminstrative Assistant for Globalview Logistics Solutions.


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