Extremely talented and with laser sharp execution, the Road Rules App team won a direct nomination to represent Zimbabwe at the DEMO AFRICA 2015 summit in Nigeria in September. The team was formed on the Ampion Venture Bus Southern Africa 2014 which traveled 3, 500km across four (4) countries Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa within five (5) days, pitched a working prototype and won second (2nd) against nine other competent teams at the AfricaCom 2014 conference in Capetown South Africa.
TEAM: Rufaro Tyoka, Tanaka Mtengwa, Terrence Bvukumbwe, Vincent Maverengo
RUFARO : A software designer and NUST computer science alumnus class of 2013. In 2012 he the first Zimbabwean to get a JESS USA Inc full patent licence to develop an intelligent system ’ITARMES’ that thinks rationally like an information system auditor.
TANAKA : Currently working with CZI and a NUST computer science alumnus class of 2013. Tanaka is passionate about web search mechanism like the ‘page rank algorithm’ in Google internet search engine.
TERRENCE: An oracle certified java programmer and NUST computer science student on industrial attachment at Astro Mobile. Terrence strives to make Africa and his immediate community better through computer programming.
VINCENT: A software developer working with Afrosoft and NUST computer science alumnus class 2013.Vincent is passionate about software development to meet organizations’ needs.
Chancemore has been a programmer for the past 18 years and has developed many systems for different organisations over the years. Jairos Mutata is an expert in networks, systems support and maintenance. Shepherd Makovere is an extreme graphics and media innovator who has been at it for over a decade. Together we have build a line of software for doctors' rooms, medical laboratories, hospitals and pharmacies which we have rolled out across over 50 sites around Zimbabwe and have branded this line 'UtanoX' while we are registered as a company "OmniSol Holdings."
TEAM: Wiseman Muganiri, SIlvanos Muganiri.
Wiseman Muganiri (Team leader) has a passion working with the community and changing lives and has 10 years’ community development experience including working at grass roots level. He has a degree in (BSc) Information Systems, HND Information Technology, a Diploma in Education and is amMBA (Project Management & Finance) student. His teammate and father, Silvanos is a Carpenter with experience spanning over four decades.
KENNEDY: A finance analyst by training, and a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe( Accounting, MBA). Has worked with the private sector and the United Nations in Zimbabwe, Africa and Europe. Currently employed by a major donor organisation. Serial entrepreneur, writer, and music lover.
STANFORD: Systems administrator with major South African freight company, trained by the Bradley Institute. Passionate economic empowerment proponent, and supporter of educational institutions. Works on various science and technological initiatives.
NABOTH: A graduate of the Universities of Zimbabwe and Derby, Naboth is an international finance director with a major donor organization in Brindisi, Italy. He has worked in Zimbabwe, Africa and Europe. He is a visionary and entreprenuer.
TEAM:Bongani Moyo, Tariro Tobaiwa.
Bongani Moyo is an innovator and his mentor is Tariro Tobaiwa. Bongani is a marketing consultant and entrepreneur with interests in mobile technology solutions in Harare and Tariro Tobaiwa is a Systems Analyst & Designer for Afrosoft Holdings. Through Afrosoft’s innovation hub Afrolab, where an innovator can receive resource and mentorship support, Bongani hopes to develop ideas which will be profitable and have a positive social impact.
Zimbabwe Science Fair
TEAM:Queen Elizabeth Girls High
The Zimbabwe Science Fair Innovative Light project is being spearheaded by a team of young scientists at Queen Elizabeth Girls High school. The team consists of Ordinary Level students and Advanced level sciences students who have come up with a novel solution to illuminate underprivileged communities in Zimbabwe.
TEAM: Nyasha Freeman Musikambesa, Raymond Erick Zvavanyange.
This team believes in the potential of young people to lead in agricultural development. They are all about cross-pollination of business and entrepreneurship ideas and making use of their creative minds. Innovation Baraza gives them the platform and opportunity to upscale their ideas even to other rural parts of Zimbabwe. They believe in Zimbabwe’s food security and energy security for all citizens.
Denford Kambarami has a passion for finding, designing and application of ingenious solutions to complex problems in the computer networking and application domain. Denford has a thing for using automation to reduce drudgery in people’s lives enabling them to do the things they do best. Tinashe Hondo is an IT enthusiast with sound business background and hands on Technical experience. Tinashe is a Software Engineer / Architect by profession. Vengai Muponda is an adaptable individual with a genuine passion for providing business solutions and he monopolizes the ability and experience to relate to a wide range of people and enjoys learning new things
AfriKaizen Incorporated - Utano
TEAM: Harrison Manyumwa, Steven Dumbura, Adonis Rumbwere, Absolom Singagwari.
Harrison is an innovation enthusiast and social entrepreneur who is determined to see the co-creation of practical and sustainable solutions to poverty, hunger and ill-health. He believes in collaborative approaches to problem solving, that utilize multi-disciplinary techniques, knowledge and diverse experience. He is an MSc student in Agricultural and Applied Economics.Steve enjoys the development of disruptive and groundbreaking technological solutions, he has grown to master a number of programming languages enabling him rapidly respond to the ever changing global tech problems as well as developing across a wide platforms from mobile to cloud. He is a fourth year student studying towards a B-Tech (Hons) degree in ecommerce at the Harare Institute of Technology. Adonis is a seasonal web developer with not only a strong analytical and sound practical judgment but an entrepreneurial mind-set. He believes that technological solutions possess the ultimate potential to nourish and elevate African Business to compete on a Global level. He is a fourth year student studying towards a B-Tech (Hons) degree in ecommerce at the Harare Institute of Technology. Absalom’s main focus is business, growing, managing and building startups is what he is passionate about. He is mastering the art of Business Intelligence and uses this to lead business development with the utmost goal of managing the investment portfolio startups. He is a fourth year student studying towards a B-Tech (Hons) degree in ecommerce at the Harare Institute of Technology
TEAM: Paul Kuona, Takunda Chingonzo, Kudzai Elaine Madzamba, Patrick Munyaradzi Samungure, Jabulani Mpofu.
Washen is redefining the way laundry is processed. We sit at the convergence of growth of the mobile technology and on-demand services. Our goal is to serve customers with a laundry solution of unparalleled convenience, affordability and ease. We have developed a service that enables users to schedule pickup and drop-off of their laundry through a mobile app. We pick-up the clothes and return them clean, ironed and hanged/folded, leveraging on our decentralized platform and technology to process the laundry and deliver it in record time.
TEAM: Collins T Saguru, Silas B Kashiri, Gift T Nduna, Tracy R Mupinga.
Strategy, hardwork and combined team effort is what they are all about. A combined effort of the team has seen them being the team that won Gold at the ZITF 2015 Exhibition during the exhibition of our Gold Processing Pilot Plant. The Pilot Plant on also came as one of the two best designs of the year on the NUST Chemical Engineering open day of 2015.
Zvirevo is a recent Electronic Engineering graduate from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). He is a hardworking innovator and researcher with research interests in RFID technology, Digital Signal Processing, computer programming and databases. Being a researcher has made Zvirevo to superbly become a technology specialist through application of Electronic Engineering skills. Zvirevo Chisadza is passionate about integration of hardware and software to provide cutting edge life changing technological aspects.Mr Lovemore Gunda was born in Zaka in 1980. He received a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronic Engineering at NUST, Bulawayo in 2005. He has more than 5 years of experience in Education and Training and also holds a Further Education Trainers’ Certificate from Masvingo Polytechnic. Mr Gunda is currently serving as a Staff Development Fellow in the Department of Electronic Engineering at NUST and has submitted his thesis for his Master of Engineering Degree at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. His research interests are in the integration of software and hardware which include RFID Technology, Digital Signal Processors, Micro-controllers and Electric Machine Control.Mrs Magripa B Nleya holds an Msc in Telecommunications. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education from NUST. Mrs Nleya has more than 20 years of experience in Education and Training. She is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Electronic Engineering at NUST, a position she held since 2005. Magripa Nleya’s research interests are in RFID Technology, Digital Signal Processors and Telecommunication systems.
TEAM: George Kachambwa, Cephas Magava.
George is the Technical Director of Intellisense is a software development Entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience. He has developed workforce management solutions and also smart management solutions for the farming, production and distribution sectors. Cephas is the Commercial Director of Intellisense is an Entrepreneur with a Natural Sciences and Business management background. He has worked on the various facets of the food manufacturing, distribution and logistics sectors in Zimbabwe. He has been involved in the development of solutions tailored for the distribution sector.
Elvis is a an IT Professional with a Dual Honors Degree from Catholic University. Has had 5 years Experience in the Retail and Information Technology Sector. Willard is the owner of Media 7 a Media Services company in Zimbabwe with wide experience in Event Management,and Branding. Malvin is a Media and Event Organizer who works with Media 7 and VeeHats has wide experience in the Event Management Sector having worked with Charities, Corporate and Schools. Ashley is a Public Health student at the University of Berkeley California in the united States. Tinashe is a graduate from Catholic University with experience in the Sector of over 5 years . Also engages in Commercial Farming. Beaven is the owner of Best Home and Kitchen a Premier Interior Decor Firm in Cimabue. Holds a Dual honors Degree from Catholic University in Business Management and Information Technology.
TEAM: Vincent Maraba. Tapiwa Chiswo. Kudakwashe Gwasera. Takudzwa Razemba.
Swypeup is an organisation with a vision that lies on making commerce easier and increasing customer experience. We believe that technology holds the key to Africa's solutions on almost every other spectrum of society. Swypeup is moved by a passion that everyone should be bankable thus moving to a cashless society.
TEAM: Lesedi Evans Shumba, Charlton Matika, Izrael
As a company, i-GREEN is about providing solutions to some of Africa's climate change, health, economy, technology and sustainability issues one piece of trash at a time. The startup is composed of a team of young passionate award-winning thinkers and “die hard environmentalists” that develop new types of products for communities from used resources. They work with carpenters, craft artists, decorators and builders to turn ordinary trash into extraordinary life changing products.
"A society is defined not only by what it created, but by what it refuses to destroy" - John Sawhill.
We want to change the way Africa thinks about waste. Come and join us!
The team with over two years of experience in business, is made up of technology enthusiasts who seek to make the world a better place by bringing amazing technological solutions to the world.They seek to provide an extensive array of technological solutions developed by mobile applications and systems expert like Nigel. So far we have developed a lot of applications and softwares.
TEAM: James, Mathias and Kuzi
James Mlambo is an enthusiast of technologies that allow learners to learn anytime and anywhere, a field known as mobile learning. His first mobile learning implementation is a web app called Mobile Learning Zone (MLZ) available at www.mobilelearningzone.com. MLZ is a digital story on innovation + technology + youth in Zimbabwe and utilizes text, audio, video, and pictures . Fundo is MLZ new product that originally started as a presentation for his nephews Kuzi and Mathias.
TEAM: Daisy Savanhu, Wellington Mudenha.
Daisy Savanhu is a marketing consultant and entrepreneur with interests in mobile technology solutions and food security initiatives in Harare and Wellington Mudenha is a Sales and Marketing Manager for Afrosoft Holdings. Through Afrosoft’s innovation hub Afrolab, where an innovator can receive resource and mentorship support, Daisy hopes to develop ideas which will be profitable and have a positive social impact.
Let's Go Carpool App
TEAM: Farai Murove, Tariro Tobaiwa.
Farai is a marketing consultant and an entrepreneur with interests in mobile technology solutions in Zimbabwe and Africa as a whole, and Tariro Tobaiwa is a Systems Analyst & Designer for Afrosoft Holdings. Through Afrosoft’s innovation hub Afrolab, where an innovator can receive resource and mentorship support, Farai hopes to develop ideas which will be profitable and have a positive social impact.
eMKambo Interactive Platform generates and processes agricultural markets intelligence and information for sharing with value chain actors and policy makers through ICT - Call Centre (Voice), Bulk SMS, Mobile Application, emails and Website. Agricultural Advisory and Extension ICT Enabled Solutions at Work!
TEAM: Natfort Energy
We are a team from Natfort Energy, a company focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency and product development. We are involved in the Green Building Council (Founding members), aimed at driving and developing a sustainable environment. We are geared to provide innovative solutions that work not only for our Country, but for our Continent.
Hospital Paybill Service and Prescriptions Online
TEAM: Dr Munashe Kaseke, Prosper Maposa, Kudzai Zihumo.
Impact Pharmacy is the first and only Pharmacy in Zimbabwe Incorporating E-Commerce! Dr Munashe Kaseke is the founder who holds Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees from Drake University in the United States. Prosper Maposa is a Nanotechnology Research Pharmacist, became the first African vice president of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation and possesses experience in different sectors of the pharmaceutical industry. Kudzai Zihumo, a retail Pharmacist passionate about enhancing patient care and improving service delivery in the Zimbabwean Pharmacy sector. Together, they are passionate about increasing access to cost effective medicines in resource limited regions through integration of emerging technologies.
An agro-based venture with main thrust on the development of sustainable integrated organic agriculture systems to boost food security. The venture was started in December 2014 after securing a grant from Panhari (www.paNhari.org).
TEAM: Mercy Chatyoka, Tafadzwa Jowa,
Amlead Biochar promotes knowledge and use of biochar, a promising and environmental friendly technology which offers several benefits in terms of energy access and efficiency, health, agriculture, environment and socio-economic development.Biochar is a fine-grained substance, similar in appearance to charcoal,produced by the natural burning of bio-wastes in a kiln [burner/stove] during pyrolysis [in the absence of oxygen]. It is also highly porous, chemically stable, carbon-based soil additive that retains water,nutrients and micro-organisms enhancing crop yields
Emaji has developed an autonomous low cost water quality monitoring system that monitors water quality at a drinking water source in real time. The team is drawn from diverse backgrounds that span across different continents, experiences, age groups and specialities. The team brings together 45+ years of experience and a vast network of partners that are committed to to this audacious vision.
Electronic Butler (E-Butler)
We are creative multimedia arts professionals with vast experience in bringing renewed life to brands, companies, designing for print, web, product and just about anything inbetween in a print driven environment. We collaborate directly with consumers to design effective products. We consistently ensure high standards and efficient operation. We redefine innovation. We are the E-Butler team.
Client Relationship Manager
TEAM:Brighton Chiwera, Wellington Mudenha .
Brighton Chiwera, is an innovator and his Mentor is Wellington Mudenha. Brighton is also a project management consultant and entrepreneur with interests in mobile technology solutions in Harare and Wellington Mudenha is a Marketing manager for Afrosoft Holdings. Through Afrosoft’s innovation hub Afrolab, where an innovator can receive resource and mentorship support, Brighton hopes to develop ideas which will be profitable and have a positive social impact.
Geyser UprRte (Energy Reduction 80%)
TEAM: Superman Rushizha, Joseph Tatenda Sibindani, Pedzisai Mukwaiwa, Edgar Rushizha, Malvern Chimanya .
Superman holds a Certificate in Electrical Engineering from Aachen Technical College in Germany (then West Germany), Superman is a vastly experienced and innovative electrician. He brings to the team a great wealth of technical experience and a high level of energy. Joseph holds an Honors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the UZ and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PMZ). He is currently studying towards an MBA (Project Management) with LSBF. He has a strong passion in energy management. Pedzisai is a passionate Electronics Technician who holds a National Diploma in Electronic Communication Systems from Harare Polytechnic College. He completes the technical team.Edgar is a distinguished technologist, he has worked in various capacities in industry and brings management and financial experience. He is a holder of M. Tech in Food Technology (Massey University, New Zealand) and B. Tech in Applied Biology and Biochemistry (UZ). Mr. Chiminya completes the team. He has numerous electrical installation and repair jobs under his belt.
Welcome to the carwash revolution. Vigil isan App-Powered on-demand car wash service provider. We set out to fundamentally change how people experience carwash services. We have developed a robust on demand service platform that will bring unparalleled convenience, accessibility and simplicity to our customers whilst at the same time making a positive impact on the environment.