The TechVillage leverages on its innovative community of entrepreneurs, matching it with resources to address real world challenges and build solutions that are locally relevant and globally scalable. In building upon the vision of rebranding and rebuilding Bulawayo as the technology capital of Zimbabwe, the TechVillage is bringing Startup Weekend, a globally recognised event to the city of Bulawayo, powered by Google for entrepreneurs. This event is aimed at accelerating the ideation and validation of ideas for people who want to turn those ideas into businesses. The TechVillage is leveraging on the framework refined by Techstars, resources from Google for Entrepreneurs and all the companies and organizations that are partnering to bring about Startup Weekend.
Techstars Startup Weekend Bulawayo brings together designers, developers, marketers and startup enthusiasts from across the city and beyond to share ideas, form teams and launch business ventures. Participants select ideas with the most promise and make as much progress on the product as possible over the course of three days. Teams will work guided by mentors and coaches who are business leaders and experts in their fields.
Entrepreneurs will gather in Bulawayo, from 1- 3 June for Techstars Startup Weekend Bulawayo, organised by The TechVillage. The 54-hour event will be held at The TechVillage (2nd Floor Bambanani Center, Corner 9th Ave and Jason Moyo). Techstars Startup Weekend will begin on Friday, 1 June at 3pm (CAT). and end on Sunday 3 June at 4pm (CAT).
To learn more visit http://www.techstars.com/startup-weekend/