The Deadline for the Value Creation Challenge is fast approaching! Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking for an exciting opportunity to take your business to the next level? Apply now for the Value Creation Challenge Program to access the support and resources you need to make it happen!

Eight2Five Innovation Hub, powered by Old Mutual in partnership with the British Council, EFT and the British Embassy launched the third edition of the Value Creation Challenge (VCC3), a program designed to provide professional business development and learning opportunities, connections and financial support to entrepreneurs and youth. Through this 6-month program, applicants will have their ideas mentored and receive expert advice from reputable business leaders, making it an ideal breeding ground for potential startups. Moreover, successful applicants will gain access to a comprehensive suite of resources including industry insights, educational content and investment capital. Keep reading for all the information you need about the Value Creation Challenge 3.

Eligibility and program pillars

If you’re an aspiring Zimbabwean entrepreneur on the lookout for the right accelerator program to help your business reach new heights, let us tell you more about the Value Creation Challenge accelerator program for entrepreneurs!In this 2023 iteration, VCC is open exclusively to Zimbabwean entrepreneurs and innovators with businesses that are not older than 5 years old. The program focuses on four main pillars, so make sure your business falls under any one of the following pillars: Fintech, Emerging Technology (including artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain, big data, cybersecurity, robotics, and virtual reality), Sustainability (climate change), and Creative Industries (fashion, music or literature). Additionally, if you’re chosen to participate in this unique program, you must remain available for at least 4 days out of every month during the period of May through August 2023.

The Benefits of participating in the Program

Joining the Value Creation Challenge accelerator program has a lot of benefits! To start off, you’ll get professional business development services in the form of: Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, Investment, Intellectual Property, Legal and Governance. This means that you won’t have to worry about managing every little detail yourself – instead you can focus on building your dream business. The program is also offering a pot of 30,000 USD in seed funding  as well as mentoring and business acceleration strategies. Also, with access to networks and potential investors – you’re sure to get the most out of this program! Successful applicants will also get access to a workspace at Eight2Five Innovation Hub. 

How to apply

Ready to apply? The Value Creation Challenge accelerator program offers entrepreneurs an incredible opportunity to showcase their groundbreaking ideas and watch them come to life. Applying is easy too! Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Gather all the necessary documents, including your business plan, a brief personal history and financial summary, and any other supporting documents that you’d like us to consider.
  2. Create a login account through our website 
  3. Submit your application online, making sure to leave no question unanswered
  4. Read and acknowledge that you understand the terms and conditions
  5. Follow Eight2Five Innovation Hub on Facebook, Instagram, and twitter for updates on the applications


The application deadline is Friday for he Value Creation Challenge VCC3 isFriday the 7TH OF aPRIL 2023. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply now for a chance to to scale up their businesses through access to business development programs, mentorship and seed funding. With the right mentorship and resources to back them up, entrepreneurs can make their dream of success a reality. Whether you’re a first-time entrepreneur or a serial entrepreneur looking for a new challenge, this program offers the resources and guidance you need to take your business to the next level. Apply now to grow your business and make a real impact with the Value Creation Challenge!


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