Great news for young, innovative and emerging entrepreneurs, the Value Creation Challenge 2021 edition deadline has been extended up to the 8th of July.
By Tafadzwa Gambiza
The exciting opportunity launched by Eight2Five Innovation Hub, powered by Old Mutual in partnership with British Council is a shot in the arm for entrepreneurs from five key pillars namely, Data Analytics, Emerging Technology, Climate Action, Young and Funky.
The aim of the second edition of VCC is also to support businesses that provide innovative and sustainable solutions to Zimbabwe’s socio economy and environment challenges.
The two week extension will give an opportunity to young entrepreneurs and startups from across the country who might have missed the first deadline.
Applications are invited from young Zimbabwean citizens between the ages of 18 to 45 with startups between 3 years and 7 years in operation. Eligible businesses will receive business support, mentorship and networking opportunities.
The program ALSO SEEKS TO PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY, CREATIVE EXPRESSION, PARTICIPATION FROM DIFFERENT CORNERS OF ZIMBABWE, SOCIAL COHESION AND LIVELIHOODS OF ZIMBABWE CREATIVES.
In addition to the training and mentorship, successful participants stand a chance to benefit from seed funding to the tune of USD $25 000 plus free office space for 6 months at Eight2Five Innovation hub.