Every year we feature a number of Zimbabwean business or startup interviews. The purpose of doing these interviews is to give exposure to promising Zimbabwean startups and businesses. It is also meant to educate and inspire others already in the field or planning to. I guarantee you that going through those interviews will be a rewarding experience for you. To give an overview, here is an entrepreneur interviews roundup for 2022:
Urban Edge is an online store with a comprehensive range of top-quality products. Urban Edge was started in 2019. They currently have two pickup points in Avondale and Harare central business district (CBD). Once you buy online, it takes 3 to 5 days for your order to be ready to be delivered or for pickup. Currently, they are still focused on Harare as their primary target market. However, they are focusing, long term, on Zimbabwe as a whole.
Urban Edge: From Fashion To Electronics, They Are Your Online Shopping Plug
Three Dimensional Productions
Three Dimensional Productions (3D Productions) specializes in Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) and the manufacture and sale of 3D printers. They currently offer 3D printing, 3D modelling and 3D scanning services. Their primary offering is the GADZIRA 3D Printer. 3D modelling is a technique in computer graphics for producing a digital representation of an object or surface in a simulated three-dimensional space. A 3D model is a digital input for 3D printing. 3D scanning entails capturing real-world geometry and saving it as a virtual three-dimensional object. In short, 3D printing is a process for rapidly producing a physical object from a digital 3D model; 3D modelling and 3D scanning are supporting processes for 3D printing.
Three Dimensional Productions – The First Startup To Introduce 3D Printing In Zimbabwe
Tumai broadly offers a number of classes of services:
Diaspora Goods and Services Payment Service For Loved Ones
This is a money-sending or payment service which assists people living abroad to make direct payments for goods and services on behalf of their loved ones in Africa.
Domestic Money Sending Services
When you want to send money, you must create an order via WhatsApp on +263 788 448 617. You then proceed to drop off the money at any one of their booths or kiosks. The intended recipient can proceed to collect the money at any one of their booths or kiosks. You can check out their booth locations here.
You can pay DSTV, electricity, Nyaradzo, utility bills, and purchase airtime and groceries. These services are available at their kiosks in Zimbabwe. Alternatively, you can have someone in the diaspora paying their loved ones’ bills back here in Zimbabwe. The convenience of paying bills using Tumai is also available in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Uganda. School fee payments are scheduled to come soon.
Tumai, Yet Another Money-Sending Startup To Consider
Online Musika is one of Zimbabwe’s most extensive online marketplaces, allowing businesses and entrepreneurs to open their own online shops and sell nationwide, ensuring quality delivery through the Online Musika Delivery Team. Online Musika facilitates consumer-to-consumer (C2C) retail by providing a platform for small businesses and individual entrepreneurs to open online stores that mainly cater to consumers in Zimbabwe and abroad.
From Online Shops To Affiliate Marketing, Online Musika Has It All
Dash Delivery prides itself as Bulawayo’s number-one Food Delivery business. They provide the widest selection of food, all available in one location. They have partnered with (and still are) a number of food outlets (e.g. restaurants).
Dash Delivery – An Emerging Zimbabwean Food Delivery Startup In Bulawayo
Hararelife was founded by Ellison Mukono, a young Zimbabwean currently based in Shanghai, China. He graduated from a business school in Shanghai. Hararelife is a listing website that shows you where you can eat and party, keeping you up to date on upcoming events in the city and places you can stay – from hotels, inns, motels, lodges and homestays, amongst others. The website also works as a city guide in Harare.
Hararelife An Online Platform That Keeps You Updated On The What, Where, And When In Harare
Age-X is a Zimbabwean startup specializing in software and mobile app development. Age-X has an exciting portfolio comprising mobile apps, some of which you probably have used (or use). They have over 50 mobile apps that they have developed over time. They have also developed several websites and or web apps. This includes both in-house purposes and upon request by different clients. Their most trending mobile apps are Highway Code Zimbabwe, Zimsec Grade 7, Zimsec Combined Science, Zimsec Geography, GCSE Combined Science, Zimsec Commerce, Zimsec History, and Zimsec English. They have also developed educational apps being used in Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, and Liberia.
Age-X is One Of The Leading Developers Of Edu-Tech Apps In Zimbabwe
Vaka is an online hardware and home improvement marketplace helping customers build great homes conveniently and reliably. Any Zimbabwean in or outside Zimbabwe can purchase their building materials online through Vaka. Their operational locations are Zimbabwe, the USA, South Africa, Canada, the UK, and Australia. Their vision is to become the number one online provider of quality building materials and to build nations through construction. Vaka’s mission is to provide a world-class online-based sales platform for construction material and hardware supplies.
Ever Wanted To Buy Building Material Online In Zimbabwe? – Check Out Vaka
Brismed Investments is a Zimbabwean health tech company which was established in 2018. Its primary focus is the healthcare industry. It focuses on how to improve better the existing framework for better efficiency in a cost-effective manner. Brismed Investments has come up with Novalic v1.0. This electronic medical records platform comes with the following features: Hospital Management, Medical Billing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Pharmacy Management.
Brismed, Your One-Stop Platform For Medical Consultancy Services In Zimbabwe
These are some of the entrepreneur interviews that I worked on in 2022. We shall share the rest of them in another article. Always take advantage of these entrepreneur interviews. We even provide the contact details of the entrepreneurs in question. This allows you to reach out to them to learn more or collaborate. We shall definitely do more entrepreneur interviews in 2023.